U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

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First Circuit affirms remand of climate nuisance action to state court, holding that none of the grounds for removal gives rise to federal removal jurisdiction

May 23, 2022

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U.S. Chamber files supplemental amicus brief arguing that federal common law claims regarding the effects of global climate change are removable to federal court even if the plaintiff fails to acknowledge the federal nature of its claims

July 29, 2021

Click here to view the brief. William M. 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.

Supreme Court remands case to First Circuit

May 24, 2021

The case is remanded to the First Circuit for further consideration in light ofBP p.l.c. v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, 593 U. S. ___ (2021).

First Circuit affirms remand to state court in climate nuisance case, holding that the federal officer removal statute does not apply and that the district court lacked authority to review additional grounds for removal at this stage

October 29, 2020

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U.S. Chamber files amicus brief in public-nuisance case against energy companies urging First Circuit to reverse district court’s remand order and accept federal jurisdiction

November 27, 2019

Click here to view the Chamber’s amicus brief. Peter D. Keisler and Tobias S. Loss-Eaton of Sidley Austin LLP served as co-counsel for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center.

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