Judge Tosses Suit Over Bangladesh Clothes Factory Collapse

Law360, New York (May 5, 2016, 8:25 PM EDT) -- A Delaware state court on Wednesday tossed a suit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc., J.C. Penney Corp. Inc. and The Children's Place Inc., which alleged that the retailers were partially responsible for a clothing factory collapse in Bangladesh three years ago that killed more than 1,000 workers.

A superior court judge found that plaintiff Abdur Rahaman failed to state a claim and missed a deadline by filing suit well after Bangladesh's one-year statute of limitations for such cases. Rahaman sued the retailers on behalf of Sarifa Belgum, a 30-year-old mother of four who died in the Rana Plaza factory collapse, and Mahamdul...

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