10th Cir. Ruling bolsters dismissal of climate suit, Connecticut says

By Clark Mindock (February 10, 2022, 8:43 PM EST) – An appeals court ruling that remanded a Colorado weather liability lawsuit to state court is expected to guide Second Circuit decision-making for a case similarly filed by Connecticut, the state argued.

Connecticut on Wednesday pointed to the recent Tenth Circuit ruling that completely rejected arguments made by big oil companies trying to establish federal jurisdiction over a climate lawsuit filed by Boulder, Colorado, arguing that similar arguments should be rejected in its case against ExxonMobil Corp. .

Connecticut said the Tenth Circuit’s decision in the Boulder case — filed against Exxon and Suncor — should be used as…

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