A Suffolk Superior Court judge has ordered Exxon Mobil to hand over documents related to a Massachusetts probe into whether the company misled the public about the impact of fossil fuels on the climate.
Wednesday's decision is a win for Attorney General Maura Healey, who's trying to determine if the company deceived investors and consumers by hiding what it knew about the link between burning fossil fuels and climate change.
An Exxon Mobil Corp. spokesman said the company is reviewing the decision to determine its next steps.
The legal battle began last year when Healey and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, both Democrats, demanded documents from the Irving, Texas,-based firm dating back to 1976.
A related case is pending in Texas. Briefs in that case are due Feb. 1.