9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Our Hours Mon. - Fri.

310.774.1437

Call Us For Free Consultation

Facebook

Twitter

Chevron Cites 5th Circ. Ruling In Climate Suit Venue Fight

Tiomkin Law Offices of Elliott Tiomkin > Legal News  > Chevron Cites 5th Circ. Ruling In Climate Suit Venue Fight

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…

Call Now ButtonCall For Free Consultation