Agenda – ‘Board Publicly Lied’ — Case Against Directors Moves Forward

The Boeing board “publicly lied” about monitoring airplane safety following two deadly 737 Max crashes, according to court records. Directors also allegedly failed to assess airplane safety and fell short in demanding or expecting safety reports from management. Delaware Chancery Court Judge Morgan Zurn used these and other determinations to allow oversight claims against Boeing…

Exxon must face Massachusetts lawsuit alleging climate change deceit | Reuters

A Massachusetts state judge has rejected Exxon Mobil Corp’s (XOM.N) bid to dismiss a lawsuit by state Attorney General Maura Healey accusing the oil company of misleading consumers and investors about its role in climate change. In a decision released on Wednesday, Superior Court Justice Karen Green in Boston said Exxon failed to show that…

Federal Court Dismisses Derivative Complaint Seeking to Impose ESG Initiatives on a Public Company

In the past year, there has been a concerted effort by certain plaintiff firms to weaponize environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) principles to attack corporate boards. On March 19, 2021, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California in Ocegueda v. Zuckerberg, Ca. No. 3:20-cv-04444-LB (N.D. Cal. Mar. 19, 2021), struck a blow against these efforts by…

Exxon Must Face Class-Action Suit Over Climate-Change Accounting – Bloomberg

Bloomberg reports: Exxon Mobil Corp. must face a lawsuit by investors who blamed a drop in the company’s shares on the disclosure that regulators were scrutinizing its reserve accounting related to climate change. U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade on Tuesday denied Exxon’s bid to dismiss the suit. Kinkeade wrote that the Greater Pennsylvania Carpenters Pension…