|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:03:38 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] HEALTH: Court rebuffs Camp Lejeune (NC) families|
U.S. court rebuffs Marine Corps families in polluted water case By Pamela MacLean Reuters October 15, 2014In a defeat for families claiming they were sickened by groundwater contamination many years ago at a U.S. Marine Corps base in North Carolina, a federal appeals court has rejected an attempt by the state's legislature to extend a time limit for filing pollution- related lawsuits.
As a result, families involved in 10 lawsuits will be unlikely to collect damages for alleged injuries suffered at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, although a lawyer for the plaintiffs said they were considering further appellate options.
...The federal circuit ruled the state lawmakers’ action in August was a new law, not a clarification of existing law, and so could not be applied retroactively to latent diseases that may be undiagnosed for years past the state’s 10-year limit.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/15/us-usa-environment-lejeune- idUSKCN0I42EQ20141015
-- 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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