Legal Tar Pit Tuesday


A New York judge has signaled to lawyers for ExxonMobil that she is skeptical of their arguments to derail climate fraud investigations by the attorneys general of New York and Massachusetts. Exxon’s position had won the support of a judge in Texas whose rulings were heavily weighted in its favor.

U.S. District Court Judge Valerie E. Caproni made her observations during a hearing Friday, when she told Exxon’s lawyers she disagrees with comments made by Judge Ed Kinkeade earlier this month when he transferred the case from Texas to New York.

Exxon had sought an injunction in Texas to halt climate change investigations by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. There, Kinkeade’s rulings mostly went in Exxon’s favor, including a controversial order that would have allowed lawyers for Exxon to depose Healey and Schneiderman.

In his last official action on the case, Kinkeade expressed skepticism about the two states’ investigations into whether the company’s climate record amounted to fraud.

“I have a different view of this case than Judge Kinkeade,” Caproni said after listening to Exxon’s lawyers explain why they think their case against the attorneys general should proceed.



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10 Responses to Legal Tar Pit Tuesday

  1. Den says:

    Try to suppress climate research will ya? Turds.


  2. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    Beautiful day today. Perfect temperature, loads of sun. I did the mowing next door, the two new trails are shaping up nicely. I cut in one more trail today, given time, probably by the end of summer they’ll be green like the older trails.

    Today is Pete’s birthday, he turned 49. Wish I was 49. 😦


  3. David B. Benson says:

    TVD route in 51 minutes. Besides the usual crowd two hawks circling in an updraft.

    Day 3: 162+51=213 minutes.


  4. Den says:

    Still waiting for Beavis and Butthead to remove the tree bits from my front yard.
    Sticks, branches and logs. Hard workers they are not.


  5. Den says:

    Doggie playing with himself:


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