Judge Won’t Hold Order To Kill Climate Suit Against Peabody

Law360, New York (December 8, 2017, 5:36 PM EST) -- A Missouri bankruptcy judge won’t hold off on his order forcing two California counties and a city to drop post-bankruptcy Peabody Energy from their case against a group of oil, gas and coal companies alleging they are responsible for billions in climate change-related damages.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Barry S. Schermer refused a request to issue a stay of his order instructing the counties of San Mateo and Marin, as well as the city of Imperial Beach, California, to dismiss the coal company from their suits. Those...
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