NEW ORLEANS — A divided en banc Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on May 28 dismissed the appeal of a panel decision that Mississippi residents have standing to sue the oil, coal and energy companies for releasing greenhouse gas emissions that...
By Gabrielle Sigel, Partner, Jenner & Block LLP
“The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently issued an order in Comer v. Murphy Oil USA , dismissing the appeal of this climate change nuisance case involving the effects...
By Douglas A. Henderson, Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP
On May 28, 2010, in a startling decision in perhaps the most important and certainly the most topsy-turvy climate change tort case against the utility, chemical, and oil and gas industry, the...