Exelon Ducks Claim That Nuke Plant Caused Girl's Cancer

Law360, New York (May 7, 2012, 7:48 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge on Friday granted a joint motion to dismiss a negligence suit against Exelon Generation Co. LLC in which a cancer-stricken teenage plaintiff blamed her illness on nuclear radiation from one of Exelon's power plants.

U.S. District Judge Marvin E. Aspen approved the motion for conditional dismissal without prejudice, which allows Sarah Sauer and her parents to file a new suit relating to the alleged exposure to radionuclides by Oct. 26, 2013, Sauer's 20th birthday.

According to the suit, Sauer developed a debilitating...
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