|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Tue, 29 Sep 2020 22:38:23 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] VOCs: "Sen. Tillis introduces Camp Lejeune [NC] Justice Act for water contamination victims"|
Sen. Tillis introduces Camp Lejeune Justice Act for water contamination victims By Calvin Shomaker Jacksonville Daily News (NC) September 29, 2020 It’s been over six years since a U.S. Supreme Court decision limited Camp Lejeune water contamination victims from taking legal action due to North Carolina’s statute of repose barring individuals from suing more than 10 years after exposure; however, a bill introduced by U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) on Sept. 25 could give survivors hope. According to a statement from the Tillis Senate office, the courts “prohibited retroactive application” of prior legislation catered for people with diseases manifesting years after exposure. The new legislation, called the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, aims to correct a past interpretation of state law in federal court deemed faulty by Tillis. “The bill introduced by Sen. Tillis creates a federal cause of action allowing veterans who were exposed to toxic water at Camp Lejeune to bring suit and seek payment for damages, which is in line with the intent of the N.C. law, as amended,” the Tillis Senate office said. … For the entire article, see https://www.jdnews.com/story/news/2020/09/29/camp-lejeune-justice-act-water-victims-introduced-sen-tillis/3561226001/ -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight A project of the Pacific Studies Center LSiegel@cpeo.org P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 Voice/Fax: 650-961-8918 http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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