STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation

JPML Denies Motion to Vacate Transfer of Case to Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Coordinated Docket

WASHINGTON, D.C. –– The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has denied a motion to vacate a transfer order, ruling that a case involving allegations of water contamination at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune belongs in the national coordinated docket.

In the Feb. 4 order, the JPML also rejected the plaintiffs’ insistence that their attempt to advance a unique legal theory with respect to the North Carolina statute of repose does not preclude them from taking part in pretrial proceedings in the MDL docket.

In a motion to vacate, the plaintiffs argued that their claims are unique ...

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