A federal judge has ordered a first-time citizen suit under the revised Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to proceed in a virtual bench trial later this year due to the coronavirus pandemic despite objections from the plaintiffs who had won the right to a de novo proceeding where they will be able to present new evidence to the court.

“I’m going to go forward with the June trial date, I am convinced there is enough technology,” Judge Edward Chen told parties to the litigation April 10. “We are doing all sorts of things [virtually], arraignments . . . things we would never have thought of, out of necessity.” …

*Read the Judge’s decision at http://fluoridealert.org/wp-content/uploads/tsca.april10.2020.pdf

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