Camp Lejeune Water Contamination MDL Stays Alive

Law360, New York (September 30, 2011, 1:51 PM EDT) -- A Georgia federal judge on Thursday preserved a multidistrict litigation against the U.S. over injuries allegedly caused by contaminated water at military base Camp Lejeune, ruling federal environmental cleanup law preempted state statutes of repose and limitations.

The plaintiffs in the litigation, which was consolidated in February, accuse the federal government of failing to monitor the North Carolina base's drinking water for contamination, and failing to notify them about the presence of chlorinated solvents and other contaminants in the water. The plaintiffs say they and their...
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