Mass. AG Lacks Authority To Probe Exxon, State Justices Told

Law360, Boston (December 5, 2017, 5:17 PM EST) -- An attorney for Exxon Mobil Corp. argued Tuesday at Massachusetts' top court that the company is safely outside the purview of Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and should escape her investigation into allegations that executives formerly misrepresented the tie between fossil fuels and climate change.

The state-level suit, coupled with a federal complaint the global utility giant lodged against Healey and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, have tested judicial oversight of the publicly elected prosecutors and the limits of executive power in two of the...
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