How Justices' Baltimore Ruling May Affect Other Climate Suits

Law360 (November 4, 2020, 4:35 PM EST) -- On Oct. 2, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in BP PLC v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, a climate change lawsuit, in order to address a jurisdictional issue that could have far-reaching implications for similar litigation going forward. 

Only weeks earlier, the city of Hoboken, which sits across from New York City along the Hudson River, commenced its own suit against a consortium of fossil fuel industry giants, alleging the companies engaged in a multi-decade campaign to mislead the public and conceal the climate change risks posed by the production and use of fossil fuels.

Hoboken is the 20th...

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