Energy Cos.: The New Target Of Nuisance Actions

Law360, New York (June 22, 2010, 1:20 PM EDT) -- Comer v. Murphy Oil — the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit opinion that found that a class of Mississippi plaintiffs had standing to allege they were damaged by defendants' greenhouse gas emissions, which contributed to climate change that increased the damaging effects of Hurricane Katrina — may now be headed directly to the U.S. Supreme Court.[1]

Its upward climb through the judicial system was temporarily halted when the Fifth Circuit withdrew its original opinion and scheduled an en banc rehearing for May. However,...
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