Mass. Court Says Camp Lejeune Lawsuit Barred by Federal Doctrine

BOSTON -- A Massachusetts federal court has granted a motion to dismiss a complaint alleging injury as a result of exposure to toxic chemicals at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, determining that the Feres doctrine, which does not allow active members of the military to sue the U.S. Government, bars the claims. O'Connell v. Department of the Navy, No. 10-10746 (D. Mass.).

On Jan. 7, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts adopted a report and recommendation that opined dismissal was appropriate since the plaintiff alleged his exposure occurred while he was actively serving in the military.


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