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Exxon Wins New York Climate Change Fraud Case

The state's attorney general argued that the oil giant misled shareholders about the financial risks from climate change.
Environmental activists rally outside of New York Supreme Court in October in Manhattan, the first day of the trial accusing ExxonMobil of misleading shareholders about its climate change accounting. Source: Drew Angerer

A judge has handed Exxon Mobil a victory in only the second climate change lawsuit to reach trial in the United States. The decision was a blow for the New York Attorney General's Office, which brought the case.

Justice Barry Ostrager of the New York State Supreme Court said that the attorney general failed to prove that the oil giant broke the law.

"Nothing in this opinion is intended to absolve ExxonMobil from responsibility for contributing to climate change through the

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