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Federal Court Denies Government Motion
To Dismiss Camp Lejeune Exposure Lawsuit

Feb. 26, 2010, 5:00 AM

RALEIGH, N.C.—A personal injury lawsuit against the federal government stemming from exposure to drinking water contamination at Camp Lejeune, N.C., may proceed, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina ruled Feb. 24 (Jones v. United States).

In making its ruling, the district court rejected the government’s motion to dismiss based on the statute of limitations and sovereign immunity.

According to the district court, the U.S. Navy did not adequately provide notice to individuals potentially exposed to the contamination, so the lawsuit was not barred by the applicable statute of limitations. The court also ...