Chevron Cites 5th Circ. Ruling In Climate Suit Venue Fight
Law360 (February 28, 2020, 2:19 PM EST) — A Chevron Corp. lawyer has told several courts that a recent Fifth Circuit ruling supports arguments that climate change suits against fossil fuel companies belong in federal court because the companies were at times working at the government’s behest.
Federal appeals courts across the U.S. are poised to determine whether suits by states, cities and counties seeking to put Chevron and other energy companies on the hook for climate-related infrastructure damages can be sustained under state law.
In three of those courts, the companies are appealing lower court decisions remanding the lawsuits to state court. One of their arguments is that…