Court Urged to Throw Out Massachusetts AG’s Lawsuit and “Absurd” Claims

On Friday, a Massachusetts court heard arguments on why it should dismiss the state attorney general’s climate lawsuit against a major energy company. The hearing comes a little over a year after a New York Superior Court threw out the New York attorney general’s similar investor fraud case and as the U.S. Supreme Court weighs a decision that would impact in what court the 20+ other public nuisance cases are heard.

Arguing before Suffolk Superior Court Justice Karen Green, ExxonMobil ran through a number of reasons why Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s complaint alleging consumer and investor fraud claims against the company should be thrown out, highlighting the attorney general’s flagrant constitutional violations and failure to state a claim.

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