9th Circ. Undoes Navy's Immunity In Child Injury Case

Law360, New York (July 15, 2011, 7:45 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Friday struck down a ruling that the U.S. Navy was immune from claims that it injured a child by exposing her to a toxic metal while carrying out a soil remediation project in Southern California.

The suit, which Christine Myers brought on behalf of minor Lacie Myers, alleges that the Navy caused Lacie to suffer nerve damage, gastrointestinal distress, cognitive deficits and loss of body hair by dumping contaminated soil in a landfill by the Myers' house.

The appeals court found that...
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