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9 May 2016

Leon Kaye, Triple Pundit

U.S. Court Dismisses Rana Plaza Lawsuit

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Families of the 1,130 victims who died in the Rana Plaza factory collapse three years ago in Bangladesh should not expect to find any sort of restitution in the U.S. any time soon, in large part because of legal technicalities. That is the reality after a judge in Wilmington, Delaware, dismissed a lawsuit filed against three major U.S. retailers by the family of a garment factory worker who died in the disaster and an inspector who was amongst the 2,500 injured in the factory’s collapse. Judge Mary M. Johnston of Delaware Superior Court ruled that Bangladesh’s one-year statute of limitations applied in the case, Abdur Rahaman et al. v. J.C. Penney Co. Inc., The Children’s Place and Wal-Mart Stores Inc., which was filed just shy of Delaware’s two-year statute of limitations.

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US judge dismisses lawsuit against Children's Place, J.C. Penney & Walmart over fatal garment factory collapse in Bangladesh

J.C. Penney Corp., The Children's Place & Walmart class action lawsuit (re Rana Plaza collapse, Bangladesh)