DynCorp Chem Spray Suit Given Second Wind

Law360, Washington (July 15, 2016, 4:58 PM EDT) -- A D.C. federal judge gave some much-needed lifeblood to two lawsuits against DynCorp over an anti-drug herbicide operation in Colombia, saying Friday she was not buying the defense contractor's argument that rulings against 20 plaintiffs apply to the roughly 2,000-strong class allegedly exposed to the chemical.

During a hearing Friday on DynCorp International Inc.'s summary judgment bid, U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle said that all future rulings for 20 "test" plaintiffs would not bind the larger group, considering the allegations are factually specific to each individual.

Judge Huvelle had inherited the cases after U.S. District Judge Richard W. Roberts abruptly...

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