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From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2014 12:39:33 -0700 (PDT)
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Subject: [CPEO-BIF] North Carolina "Senate approves CTS lawsuit contamination bill"
Senate approves CTS lawsuit contamination bill

by Clarke Morrison
Asheville Citizen-Times (NC)
June 19, 2014

RALEIGH – The state Senate approved a bill to give victims of groundwater pollution more options to sue in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that blocked a lawsuit filed by neighbors of the former CTS plant in Asheville.

The change in North Carolina law could clear the way for legal claims by thousands of Marines and their families who say they were made sick by contamination at Camp Lejeune in the eastern part of the state.

The bill says the state's 10-year statute of repose is not intended to bar people from suing for personal and property injury caused by tainted groundwater, as the Supreme Court decided in a 7-2 ruling handed down on June 9.

State Rep. Tim Moffitt, R-Buncombe, a primary sponsor of the bill in the House, applauded the Senate’s action Wednesday. The measure passed both chambers unanimously, and Moffitt said he understands Gov. Pat McCrory intends to sign it.


For the entire article, see
http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2014/06/19/senate- approves-cts-lawsuit-contamination-bill/10857091/


Lenny Siegel
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a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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