|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 9 Apr 2014 20:29:02 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] LIABILITY: North Carolina court case - "statute of repose"|
Obama admin, company align against N.C. dump's neighbors in Supreme
Jeremy P. Jacobs E&E reporter/Greenwire April 8, 2014ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- When her son was 11, Lee Ann Smith was told what no parent wants to hear: Your child has cancer.
...Smith formed an activist group dedicated to a cleanup. And, in 2011, she and two dozen of the site's neighbors filed a lawsuit against the plant's former owner -- CTS Corp. of Elkhart, Ind. -- seeking damages and hoping to force the company to take remedial action.
"CTS needs to be hit ... where it hurts," she said. "They are not going to be compelled by human decency to do the socially responsible thing."
Their case, CTS Corp. v. Waldburger, will be heard by the Supreme Court this month. CTS is attempting to use a technical legal argument to prevent the landowners from a full trial. The company claims that Asheville residents took too long to file their claims.
...The Department of Justice claims it has a "substantial interest" in the precedent that could be set in the case, because it is facing nearly a dozen claims from former Marines and their families who were exposed to contaminated water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.
-- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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