Energy Cases To Watch In 2019

Law360 (January 1, 2019, 12:03 PM EST) -- Climate change is at the center of legal battles that energy attorneys will watch closely in 2019, headlined by a trio of cases that seek to impose climate liability on fossil fuel companies and the U.S. government.

Federal appeals courts are poised to have their say on torts brought by states, counties and cities seeking to have fossil fuel producers foot the bill for climate change-related infrastructure damage, and New York state aims to punish ExxonMobil under state securities laws for allegedly concealing climate-related business risks from investors. Meanwhile, a constitutional suit accusing the federal government of crafting climate-harming energy and...

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