September 2020

The City of Hoboken, New Jersey filed a consumer fraud and cost recovery lawsuit against ExxonMobil and other fossil fuel companies, as well as the world’s largest oil and gas trade association, the American Petroleum Institute to hold them accountable for climate fraud and damages.

The lawsuit argues that the companies’ record of lying about the dangers associated with their products violates the state’s consumer fraud statute, and provides grounds for common law claims of public and private nuisance, trespass and negligence. Other defendants include BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, and Shell.