STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation

JPML Denies Efforts to Reestablish Camp Lejeune Water Contamination MDL Docket

WASHINGTON, D.C. –– The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has denied efforts to create a second Camp Lejeune water contamination multidistrict litigation docket, finding that voluntary coordination amongst the parties and involved courts is preferable to centralization.

In the Oct. 2 order, the JPML further noted that plaintiffs in cases pending in Georgia and New Hampshire have already agreed to move to transfer their cases to the Eastern District of North Carolina and, if those motions are successful, “just one action would remain outside the state of North Carolina.”

On July 3, the United States petitioned the JPML to ...

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