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Government

Jun. 6, 2024

Poisoned by the government

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 allows lawsuits against the government for injuries caused by contaminated water, but plaintiffs must produce evidence showing that the water contamination caused their harm. This may require hiring expensive experts and accessing scientific studies that are still under review.

4th Appellate District, Division 3

Eileen C. Moore

Associate Justice, California Courts of Appeal

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For almost two years, there have been lawyer advertisements telling people that if they were at or near Camp Lejeune, North Carolina from the 1950s to the 1980s, they may have the right to bring a lawsuit for injuries resulting from contamination of the water at the base. This article will explore what led up to these ads and the legislation that permits these lawsuits. It will also discuss some of the specific provisions in the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 [Pub....

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