A federal appeals court has dealt the victims of contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune a setback, ruling that a state law passed this year cannot retroactively validate their health claims against the U.S. government.
Obama administration attorneys wanted the court to dismiss the lawsuit blaming the water for a variety of illnesses.
At issue was North Carolina’s “statute of repose” that ends a plaintiff’s right to seek damages more than 10 years after the last contamination.
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