Camp Lejeune Multi-District Litigation Update – November 2016

Updated November 30, 2016:

A new filing has been put forward in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit by plaintiff Andrew Straw.  In that filing, Straw references newly updated information on the Camp Lejeune EPA site:

“In 2003 and 2004, the Navy conducted a pilot-scale treatability study using electrical resistance heating to treat areas containing DNAPL. An estimated 48,000 pounds of VOCs were removed from soils during the study.”

The full content of the filing and its purpose are noted in the following documents:

Civilian Exposure Resource Docs – Legal – declaration_1-11-mdl-2218_straw_v_usa_11212016-filed

We will continue to watch to see what other movements may come, as well as have interviews soon with several litigators involved in the case.


November 10, 2016:

Efforts in the ongoing multi-district litigation involving Camp Lejeune Contamination remain stagnant.

This litigation involves claims that defendant, United States of America, failed to maintain, inspect, and provide water at Camp Lejeune that was fit for human contact and consumption by allowing contaminates to exist in the base water supply.

The case is Erica Bryant et al. v. USA, case number 12-15424, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

At least 2,600 cases related to the alleged contamination at the base have been filed with the U.S. Department of the Navy, according to court documents. – Law360

The government is represented by Daniel Tenny, John Adam Bain, Kathryn N. Boling, Thomas Mark Bondy, John J. Bowers, Geoffrey C. Cook, Stuart F. Delery, Adam Michael Dinnell and Mark B. Stern of the U.S. Department of Justice and Darcy F. Coty and Sally Yates of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Atlanta.

The appellees are represented by Donald D.J. Stack and Jennifer Rives Culler of Stack & Associates PC and Robert B. Jackson IV of the Law Office of Robert B. Jackson IV.

10/2014 – Opinion:

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