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Hawaii Supreme Court affirms orders denying motions to dismiss tort climate-change litigation brought against private energy companies by local governmental entities

October 31, 2023


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Case transferred to Hawaii Supreme Court

March 31, 2023

Click here to view the order transferring the case to the Hawaii Supreme Court.

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief arguing that state court of appeals should order dismissal of purported state-law claims seeking to impose liability for the effects of global climate change

March 16, 2023

Federal common law governs such claims – leaving no room for state law – even if the claims purportedly relate to advertising, and the Clean Air Act’s displacement of federal common law in this area does not change this result.

Click here to view the Chamber’s amicus brief. Mark M. Murakami of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert, William Jay and Andrew Kim of Goodwin Procter LLP, and the U.S. Chamber’s Litigation Center served as co-counsel for the U.S. Chamber.

The Chamber filed two amicus briefs previously in this case.

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