U.S. Asks MDL Court for Ruling on Preemption of Statute of Repose Dispute

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ATLANTA -- The United States has asked the court overseeing the Camp Lejeune water contamination MDL proceedings to issue a ruling on whether federal law preempts North Carolina's statute of repose in the relevant cases. In re: Camp Lejeune North Carolina Water Contamination Litigation, MDL No. 2218 (N.D. Ga.).

Additionally, the defendant asked the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia to rule on whether North Carolina's statute of repose for personal injury actions applies in cases where a latent disease is alleged.

Several plaintiffs with claims pending in the MDL have argued that North Carolina's 10-year …


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