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Ecuadoreans Press DC Circ. To Revive DynCorp Chemical Suit [USA]

A group of…Ecuadoreans urged the D.C. Circuit to revive their lawsuit [against]…DynCorp International Inc…saying the trial court never warned them that their claims were in jeopardy during a limited summary judgment proceeding. [P]laintiffs counsel Christian Levesque [said]…U.S. District Court Judge Richard W. Roberts' summary judgment order only should have applied to the test plaintiffs'…claims…rather than the case at large..."DynCorp never moved for summary judgment against the nontest plaintiffs," Levesque said…[A]ll three appellate judges questioned why the Ecuadorean plaintiffs ran to D.C. Circuit with a massive appeal rather than raising their concerns about the summary judgment order's scope with the lower court…But the judges also recognized that Judge Roberts failed to notify the plaintiffs that he was considering a more overarching ruling in the case, and that error could lead to reversal…

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