A Battle of Interference: New York Attorney General Seeks to Block Group’s Effort to Intervene
On January 27, the New York attorney general filed a motion opposing Energy Policy Advocates’ (EPA) and Robert Schilling’s motion to intervene in the attorney general’s “ill-conceived” securities fraud lawsuit against ExxonMobil. New York lost their case in a resounding defeat in December. EPA, a public interest law firm, and Schilling, a Virginia-based radio and internet journalist who also serves on EPA’s Board of Directors, asked New York Supreme Court Justice Barry Ostrager to unseal documents raised in the case last March that concern correspondence between the attorney general’s office and Matt Pawa, a climate activist and plaintiffs’ attorney who has met with several state attorneys general in recent years to encourage them to sue ExxonMobil.
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