STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation
United States Moves to Dismiss Remaining Camp Lejeune MDL Claims; Says Statute of Repose Still Bars Claims
February 8, 2016
ATLANTA –– The United States of America has moved to throw out the remaining claims in the Camp Lejeune water contamination multidistrict litigation docket, arguing that “newly discovered evidence” proffered by the plaintiffs in an attempt to avoid dismissal on statute of repose grounds is irrelevant because the injuries are still based on conduct that arose more than 10 years before the claims were filed.
In the Feb. 4 motion filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the United States maintained that “the statute of repose begins to run upon occurrence of the underlying act ...