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Supreme Court Sides with Energy Companies on Technical Grounds in Climate Liability Case

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a 7-1 opinion in BP PLC v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, Case No. 19-1189, ruling that the Fourth Circuit erred in failing to consider all jurisdictional arguments from defendants BP and other energy companies when determining whether the case was rightly remanded from federal court back to state…

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Supreme Court Decision Likely to Result in Even Closer Cooperation Between FTC and State Attorneys General

Bernie Nash, Milton A. Marquis, and Mira Baylson, Members of Cozen O’Connor’s State Attorneys General Practice, penned an article discussing the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in AMG Capital Management LLC v. Federal Trade Commission that curtailed the FTC’s ability to seek monetary relief for unfair or deceptive acts in federal court.

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Republican AGs Seek Supreme Court Review of Decision Striking Down Trump-Era Clean Energy Rule

A group of 19 Republican AGs, led by West Virginia AG Patrick Morrisey, filed a petition for a writ of certiorari seeking review of a decision from the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit that struck down the Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) Affordable Clean Energy rule, which did not mandate…

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Bipartisan Coalition of 23 Attorneys General Files an Amicus Brief in Support of FTC’s Ability to Seek Restitution for Victims of Deceptive Trade Practices

A bipartisan coalition of 23 AGs, led by Illinois AG Kwame Raoul, filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the FTC’s position in Federal Trade Commission v. Credit Bureau Center, LLC, 19-825, where the FTC argued that it should be allowed to seek restitution for consumers in its enforcement actions under the FTC Act.

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