11th Circ. Won't Rehear Camp Lejeune Drinking Water Suit

Law360, San Diego (January 21, 2015, 4:03 PM EST) -- The Eleventh Circuit on Tuesday declined to rehear arguments from plaintiffs who lived on a North Carolina military base and alleged they or their family members got cancer from its contaminated water supply, letting stand a ruling that stymied their multidistrict litigation.

The appeals court denied the plaintiffs petition for both an en banc and panel rehearing, but did not elaborate on its decision. An Eleventh Circuit panel had ruled in October that despite revisions to North Carolina’s statute of repose meant to protect military families’ right to sue over drinking water contamination at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune,...

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