Massachusetts became the latest state investigating whether Exxon Mobil Corp. misled investors and the public about how climate change may affect its business. News of the state’s probe came as part of a larger announcement on Tuesday by attorneys general from California to New York who are joining forces to fight global warming and look into whether companies have understated its effects. The group of 17 states and territories may jointly investigate the climate change disclosures of individual oil and natural gas companies, according to a statement from New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Any resulting litigation could resemble that brought by the Justice Department against cigarette makers in 1999, said Sharon Eubanks, who served as the U.S.’s lead lawyer in that case, and now works in private practice with Bordas & Bordas. “There are a lot of similarities between federal tobacco litigation and activities we know Exxon has […]