New York Attorney General Cuts and Runs on Half of its Bogus Claims Against Exxon at the 11th Hour

In a stunning and contemptible end to what has been an embarrassing trial against ExxonMobil, today the New York Attorney General dropped two of its four fraud claims against the company in a move reminiscent of a child quitting a game early and running home with her ball because she was losing.

Indeed, almost as soon as the State began its closing arguments, New York Supreme Court Justice Barry Ostrager interrupted the prosecutor “to clarify that the AG is dropping two counts against Exxon – common law fraud and equitable fraud claims – focusing only on [the] Martin Act.” The prosecutor responded affirmatively. “That’s correct, your honor,” he said.

Learn what this means at EID Climate.

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