4th Circuit Won't Rethink Baltimore Climate Suit Remand

By Keith Goldberg (May 17, 2022, 3:53 PM EDT) -- The Fourth Circuit on Tuesday stood by its decision that Baltimore's suit seeking climate change-related infrastructure damages from fossil fuel companies belongs in state court, rejecting a rehearing bid from Chevron, ExxonMobil and other energy producers.

The companies had urged the appeals court to reconsider a panel's April reaffirmation of a decision upholding the state court remand of Baltimore's suit seeking to put fossil fuel companies on the hook for climate-related infrastructure damages. But the Fourth Circuit denied the bid for en banc rehearing in a brief order Tuesday, saying no judge requested a vote on the matter.

In remanding Baltimore's...

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