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September 21, 2012

Ninth Circuit Rejects Plaintiffs' Claims for Damages for Alleged Climate Change-Related Injury


King & Spalding defended Chevron in Native Village of Kivalina v. ExxonMobil Corp., et al., in which an Alaskan village of Native Inupiat Eskimos, living on the tip of a narrow barrier island north of the Arctic Circle, brought money damage claims against various energy companies claiming that their greenhouse gas emissions produced global warming that threatened the village’s survival.  King & Spalding secured a dismissal, which the Ninth Circuit upheld in 2012.

Native Village of Kivalina v. ExxonMobil Corp., et al., No. 09-17490 (9th Cir. Sep. 21, 2012).

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