U.S. Supports Motion to Dismiss, Maintains Statute of Repose Bars Camp Lejeune Claims
May 24, 2011
ATLANTA -- The United States has filed an opposition to a preemption argument made by a plaintiff in a supplemental brief, maintaining its position that the claims arising out of alleged exposure to contaminated water at a military base are barred by North Carolina's statute of repose. Bryant v. United States of America, No. 10-02741 (N.D. Ga.).
In a May 9 brief filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the government says that there is no merit to the plaintiffs' contention that the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act preempts North Carolina's 10-year statute …