The judge who oversaw the New York Attorney General’s (NYAG) fraud case against ExxonMobil is allowing for discussions to proceed about whether or not the court should rule on all original counts after two charges were abruptly dropped at the close of trial. The NYAG’s office surprised many when it decided to no longer prosecute two of the more egregious charges against the company right before diving into closing statements earlier this month.
ExxonMobil’s legal team took issue with the 11th hour changes, which emerged after the attorney general failed to provide convincing evidence, and filed a post-trial motion objecting to the NYAG’s request to discontinue its fraud counts.
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