Hawaii Local Gov'ts Say Climate Suit Can't Go To Fed. Court

By Morgan Conley (May 23, 2022, 2:04 PM EDT) -- Hawaii local governments seeking climate change-related damages from energy giants said the Ninth Circuit's recent decision reaffirming that similar claims brought by California localities belong in state court should doom efforts to force the Hawaii lawsuits to play out in a federal forum.

In a letter on Friday, Maui County and the city and county of Honolulu said the Ninth Circuit needn't look any further than its April decision in County of San Mateo v. Chevron Corp. to do away with Chevron, ExxonMobil Corp. and other energy producers' push to keep the Hawaii governments' suits seeking climate change-related infrastructure damages out...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!