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Novel Ruling Redraws Battle Lines Of Climate Change Suits

Law360 (March 1, 2018, 9:01 PM EST) -- A recent ruling that the alleged global warming liability of Exxon, BP and other fossil fuel producers is a question of federal law creates a new avenue for climate change tort litigation and sets the stage for proponents and critics of climate science to cross swords before federal judges, experts say.

U.S. District Judge William H. Alsup on Tuesday said San Francisco and Oakland, California's claims that BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxon and Royal Dutch Shell promoted fossil fuel use even though they knew that global warming...
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Case Title

The People of the State of California v. BP P.L.C. et al


Case Number

3:17-cv-06011

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Torts to Land

Judge

William Alsup

Date Filed

October 20, 2017


Case Title

The People of the State of California v. BP P.L.C. et al


Case Number

3:17-cv-06012

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Torts to Land

Judge

William Alsup

Date Filed

October 20, 2017

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