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BP P.L.C. v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore

ELR Case

The U.S. Supreme Court held, 7-1, that an appellate court erred in concluding it lacked jurisdiction to consider all of energy companies' grounds for removing to federal court a climate liability lawsuit brought against them. The city...

Honolulu, City & County of v. Sunoco LP

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit denied oil companies' motions to stay a district court order remanding to state court two lawsuits alleging the companies concealed the dangers of fossil fuels to the climate. The companies argued that if the suits...

Honolulu, City and County of v. Sunoco LP

ELR Case

A district court remanded to state court climate liability lawsuits brought by the city and county of Honolulu and the county of Maui against oil companies. The companies argued the suits should remain in federal court because...

Rhode Island v. Shell Oil Products Co., L.L.C.

ELR Case

The First Circuit affirmed a district court order remanding to state court Rhode Island's climate change lawsuit against several oil companies. The companies argued that the suit was properly removed to federal court because the state's...

Board of County Commissioners of Boulder County v. Suncor Energy (U.S.A.) Inc.

ELR Case

The Tenth Circuit affirmed a district court ruling that remanded to state court a climate change lawsuit against oil companies for contributing to global warming-related damage in Colorado. Three local government entities argued before...

San Mateo v. Chevron Corp.

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The Ninth Circuit affirmed in part a district court ruling granting California counties' and cities' motions to remand to state court a lawsuit against oil companies alleging nuisance and other causes of action arising from the role of...

Mayor and City Council of Baltimore v. BP P.L.C.

ELR Case

The Fourth Circuit upheld a district court order that remanded to state court the city of Baltimore's climate change case against oil companies. The city alleged it sustained climate change-related injuries, including an increase in sea...

Barton v. Meddock

ELR Case

A district court remanded to state court landowners' claims for damages caused by defendants' alleged disposal of hazardous materials on their property. The landowners originally filed the suit in state court, but the defendants...