February 4, 2020 / 2:35 AM / 23 days ago

In BRIEF: 9th Circuit youth climate case ruling "has no bearing" in cities, counties case - attorney

An attorney who represents California local governments seeking to hold major oil companies accountable for climate change has told a federal appeals court that a recent decision by its judges to dismiss another climate-related lawsuit “has no bearing” on their case.

Victor Sher of Sher Edling told the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a letter on Friday that Chevron Corporation’s filing earlier that week citing the court’s January ruling in Juliana v. United States, a case brought by youth activists, was not relevant to his clients’ claims because they seek remedies under state rather than federal law.

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