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KBR files motion to dismiss hexavalent chromium lawsuit filed by Oregon soldiers

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By Julie Sullivan, The Oregonian April 26, 2010, 8:12PM Attorneys for Kellogg, Brown & Root have filed a second motion to dismiss an Oregon Army National Guardsmen lawsuit against the war contractor, saying the Oregon court lacks jurisdiction over the federal government’s military and foreign policy decisions in wartime. Friday’s filing comes three weeks after [...]

April 27th, 2010 | Posted in Oregon Court Filings,Oregon Live | Read More »

Oregon Public Broadcast News – Judge Allows Oregon Guardsman Cancer Suit To Continue

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[audio:http://kbrlitigation.com/audio/OPB_News_0413hexgoesfwd.mp3|autostart=yes] A federal magistrate in Portland has granted a procedural win for some Oregon soldiers. The Guardsmen are trying to sue a major military contractor for their exposure to carcinogenic material in Iraq. Judge Paul Papak says the group of 21 soldiers may continue their suit against Kellogg, Brown, and Root. The men were guarding [...]

April 13th, 2010 | Posted in Audio,Interviews,Oregon Public Broadcast | Read More »

Oregon Guard soldiers lawsuit again war contractor KBR can go forward

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By Julie Sullivan, The Oregonian April 12, 2010, 5:57PM An Oregon Army National Guard soldiers’ lawsuit against war contractor Kellogg, Brown & Root over exposure to a cancer-causing chemical will go forward, a federal judge ruled Friday in Portland. U.S. District Judge Magistrate Paul Papak denied KBR’s motion to dismiss the case, saying the court [...]

April 13th, 2010 | Posted in Oregon Live,Qarmat Ali News | Read More »

Houston Chronicle | Guardsmen allege KBR exposed them to carcinogens in Iraq

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By MARY FLOOD | Houston Chronicle More than 50 Indiana National Guardsmen have filed a lawsuit in Houston claiming KBR failed to warn them about exposure to carcinogenic chemicals at an Iraqi water facility they were guarding. An Indiana judge tossed out the same lawsuit over cancer-causing hexavalent chromium at the Basra-area water plant, saying [...]

April 6th, 2010 | Posted in Houston Chronicle,Qarmat Ali News | Read More »

Huffington Post Covers KBR Case

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KBR: Private Military Cancer (PMC) Provider? David Isenberg, Author, Shadow Force: Private Security Contractors in Iraq Yesterday Doyle Raizner LLP, the legal team for the Indiana National Guardsmen, whose claims against KBR were recently dismissed in Indiana federal court, refiled for the Guardsmen in Houston federal court. The suit alleges that KBR knowingly allowed exposure [...]

April 2nd, 2010 | Posted in Huffington Post,Qarmat Ali News | Read More »

Indiana National Guard soldiers re-file lawsuit against KBR

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by Star report of Indystar.com Attorneys for Indiana National Guard soldiers exposed to a dangerous chemical in Iraq have refilled their lawsuit against a military contractor in a federal court in Houston.The lawsuit claims that the contractor concealed the risks faced by nearly 140 Hoosier soldiers potentially exposed to a cancer-causing agent. The Guard soldiers [...]

April 2nd, 2010 | Posted in National Media,Qarmat Ali News | Read More »

Indiana soldiers refile exposure lawsuit

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By Eric Bradner of Evansville Courier & Press INDIANAPOLIS — After their lawsuit was dismissed in Indiana, attorneys for a group of National Guard soldiers have refiled it in Texas. The lawsuit against a defense contractor claims the company knew of the presence of a deadly toxin at a site the soldiers were guarding in [...]

April 2nd, 2010 | Posted in Evansville Courier,Qarmat Ali News | Read More »

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