STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation

Camp Lejeune MDL Court Terminates MDL Proceeding; Finds All Claims Barred by Statute of Repose

ATLANTA –– The federal court overseeing the multidistrict litigation docket for claims relating to alleged water contamination at the Camp Lejeune Marine Corp Base has dismissed all remaining claims, applying the 11th Circuit’s binding precedent in Bryant and dismissing the claims as barred by the ten-year statute of repose under North Carolina law.

In the 96-page opinion issued Dec. 5, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia additionally opined that even if the claims were not barred by the statute of repose, the claims asserted by service members that accrued during their time as service members are ...

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