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2010

5th Circuit Punts on Global Warming Case, Prolongs Legal Limbo

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PUBLISHED ON: June 21, 2010

On May 28, the U .S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit punted in a most unusual manner in a closely watched global warming suit, Comer v. Murphy Oil, et al. The case was brought by landowners devastated by Hurricane Katrina alleging that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from energy and chemical companies contributed to global warming, caused sea levels to rise and added to the intensity of 2005 hurricane.

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This article also appeared on the LexisNexis Insurance Law Center's Blog (June 10, 2010).