Texas Judge Orders Exxon Mobil Case Transferred To New York

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A federal judge in Texas has ordered a case involving Exxon Mobil and the attorneys general of Massachusetts and New York be transferred from Texas to a federal court in New York.

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman are investigating whether Exxon misled investors and the public about the risks climate change posed for the oil and gas giant. The company in turn sued the two Democrats in federal court in Texas, calling their investigation politically motivated.

Healey praises Wednesday’s ruling but says the federal lawsuit should be dismissed. She says Exxon Mobil Corp. and other companies her office investigates should be subject to Massachusetts laws.

A state judge in Massachusetts in January ordered the company to hand over documents to Healey’s office.

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