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D.C. Circuit affirms district court order remanding case to District of Columbia local court and rejects grounds for federal removal jurisdiction asserted by defendants

December 19, 2023


U.S. Chamber files amicus brief arguing that claims seeking to impose liability for the effects of global climate change -- regardless of how they are labeled -- are inherently federal, require the application of federal common law, and are removable to federal court

March 08, 2023

This is so even if the plaintiff’s claims purportedly relate to the marketing and sale of fossil fuels, rather than the emissions themselves.

Click here to view the coalition amicus brief. William M. Jay, Andrew Kim, and Jesse Lempel of Goodwin Procter LLP and the U.S. Chamber’s Litigation Center served as co-counsel for the U.S. Chamber.

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