Justices on Fort Worth’s Second Court of Appeals in a recent ruling called climate-change litigation against Exxon Mobil Corp. “lawfare” and lamented that California courts hearing the lawsuits may join the “battlefield” when conservative Texas courts would not.

In the case, Exxon was litigating to obtain pre-lawsuit depositions to see if California litigation against it regarding climate change was brought in bad faith, just to try to suppress the company’s speech on climate change.

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