Circuit Court Rejects Exxon Mobil’s Attempts to Sue New York

Second Circuit Rules to Stop Exxon’s Baseless Attack on OAG Investigation and Lawsuit

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James released the following statement in response to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit’s decision to reject Exxon Mobil’s attempts to sue the New York Attorney General over previous litigation that the Attorney General’s Office filed against Exxon:

“We are pleased with the Second Circuit’s decision today, which rejected Exxon Mobil’s baseless attempts to challenge state law enforcement efforts. We will continue our efforts to protect New York consumers and investors from any harm or deceit.”

In March 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York rejected a lawsuit that Exxon Mobil filed against New York, claiming that the state discriminated against Exxon and violated the company’s constitutional rights. Exxon appealed that decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which today, rejected that appeal and again dismissed Exxon’s attempts to sue the state.