Military Base Toxic Water Claims Kept In Place

Law360, New York (February 26, 2010, 4:51 PM EST) -- A federal judge has shot down a bid by the U.S. government to throw out a lawsuit alleging that exposure to dangerous contaminants in the water supply at North Carolina's Camp Lejeune military base caused residents to suffer from a slew of health problems, including cancer and birth defects.

In a ruling Wednesday, Judge Terrence W. Boyle of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina rejected the government's argument that plaintiff Laura Jones failed to file the lawsuit within the Federal Tort...
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