Description: Challenge to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC’s) adoption of amendments to Rule 14a-8, which governs the submission of shareholder proposals for inclusion in a company’s proxy statement.
Status: Judgment entered in favor of defendant with respect to one plaintiff and in favor of a second plaintiff. [ 02/25/2021 ]
Description: Lawsuit to compel company to allow stockholders to inspect books and records for multiple purposes, including to investigate potential misrepresentations regarding performance of "green energy" technology.
Status: Institutional plaintiffs filed notice of withdrawal of motion to intervene. [ 09/21/2020 ]
Description: Consolidated shareholder derivative action against directors and senior officers of Exxon Mobil Corporation for misleading the public concerning climate change and its impacts on Exxon's business.
Description: Action by Massachusetts attorney general asserting that Exxon Mobil Corporation committed deceptive practices against Massachusetts investors and consumers, including by failing to disclose climate change risks.
Status: Letter sent by SEC indicating counsel's office would not recommend enforcement action. [ 12/12/2017 ]
Description: Request for no-action response from SEC regarding shareholder proposal asking Apple to produce a report assessing the climate benefits and feasibility of adopting requirements that all retail locations implement a policy to keep store doors closed.
Status: Letter sent by SEC indicating that counsel's office would not recommend enforcement action. [ 12/21/2017 ]
Description: Request for no-action response from SEC regarding shareholder proposal asking Apple to prepare a report evaluating the potential for Apple to achieve net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases.
Status: Unopposed motion filed by Competitive Enterprise Institute for leave to file notice of supplemental authority in support of its special motion to dismiss, motion for
sanctions, and motion for costs and attorney’s fees. [ 10/17/2016 ]
Description: United States Virgin Islands Office of the Attorney General sought documents from Competitive Enterprise Institute as part of its investigation of alleged climate change-related fraud on the part of ExxonMobil.
Description: Action by ExxonMobil Corporation to set aside civil investigative demand issued by Massachusetts attorney general under consumer protection statute seeking information on Exxon's knowledge and disclosure of climate change-related risks.