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4th Circuit declines to stay remand order in Baltimore climate change suit

U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander. (File photo)

Fossil fuel companies will have to ask the Supreme Court to halt an order sending Baltimore’s lawsuit over climate change back to state court. Baltimore filed its lawsuit in Baltimore City Circuit Court last year alleging the companies concealed dangers and ...

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Federal judge: Baltimore’s climate litigation belongs in state court

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Baltimore’s lawsuit alleging oil companies concealed dangers and misinformed the public about climate change belongs in state court, a federal judge ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander issued an order remanding the case because she determined removal to federal court ...

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Fossil fuel defendants plan for appeal if judge remands Baltimore case

A flag bearing the company logo of Royal Dutch Shell, an Anglo-Dutch oil and gas company, flies outside the head office in The Hague, Netherlands April 7. Iran's state TV is reporting that Royal Dutch Shell and France's Total will be the first foreign companies to be allowed to operate gasoline stations inside Iran (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

The defendants in Baltimore’s climate change lawsuit are prepared to vigorously litigate where the case should be heard, asking a federal judge last week to agree to conditionally stay proceedings so they can appeal if she rules the case should be ...

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Chevron claims federal jurisdiction in Baltimore’s climate change suit

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One of the oil companies named in Baltimore's lawsuit over climate change removed the case to U.S. District Court last week, making the same arguments that have gotten other cases around the country into federal courts -- where subsequently they have been dismissed.

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Md. jurisdictions fight to keep opioid cases in state

FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013 file photo shows OxyContin (oxycodone) pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

All three Maryland jurisdictions that filed lawsuits in state court against opioid manufacturers and distributors are now in federal court, at least temporarily, where the defendants are fighting to have them remain. Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties, along with ...

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Md. opioid plaintiffs seek remand of cases to local circuit courts

FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013 file photo shows OxyContin (oxycodone) pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

Maryland jurisdictions suing opioid manufacturers in state court are fighting to stay there as defendants file motions to remove to federal court, where cases are being consolidated in multi-district litigation in Ohio. A handful of Maryland counties have sued the ...

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Maryland opioid plaintiffs differ on choice of federal or state court

‘We want to remain before city judges and, if it comes to that, city jurors,’ says Baltimore City Solicitor
Andre M. Davis. (File photo)

A handful of jurisdictions in Maryland have filed lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors making substantially similar allegations but they have differed in their choice of forum, with some opting to file in state court and others filing federal actions. ...

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