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Oregonlive: With hexavalent chromium lawsuit pending, Oregon Democrats challenge war contractors’ immunity in new bill

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Original Article on Oregon Live Oregon Democrats on Wednesday moved to stop the Pentagon from cutting secret deals with war contractors and to keep taxpayers from bailing out negligent contractors. U.S. Reps. Earl Blumenauer and Kurt Schrader, and Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, introduced a bill in both houses to boost Congressional oversight of [...]

September 30th, 2010 | Posted in Congressional Hearings,Oregon Live | Read More »

Truthout: KBR Under Pressure From Congress Over Allegations of Poisoning Soldiers

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If a Congressman from Oregon has his way, then American taxpayers would not be expected to foot the legal bills for private military contractors like the former Halliburton subsidiary that allegedly allowed dozens of National Guard troops to be poisoned by a dangerous chemical in Iraq. Legislation introduced to Congress by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) [...]

September 29th, 2010 | Posted in Burn Pits News,Proposed Legislation,Qarmat Ali News,Truthout | Read More »

NYT Greenwire – Lawmaker to Open New Front in Case of Soldiers Exposed to Carcinogen in Iraq

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Please Visit NYT For Full Story By ELANA SCHOR of Greenwire Published: September 9, 2010 National Guardsmen from three states who charge defense contractor KBR Inc. with exposing them to a carcinogenic chemical during the Iraq war scored a win in an Oregon federal court last week — and more high-profile help for the soldiers’ [...]

September 29th, 2010 | Posted in Other National News | Read More »

Huffington Post – Strike Two on ‘Just Following Orders’ Defense

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To paraphrase Yogi Berra, it’s déjà vu all over again for KBR. In my Aug. 31 post I wrote about a significant pro-veteran ruling in the Oregon KBR Qarmat Ali litigation. This is the case where Oregon National Guard troops allege KBR’s liability for negligence and for fraud arising out of plaintiffs’ exposure to sodium [...]

September 29th, 2010 | Posted in Huffington Post,National Media,Qarmat Ali News | Read More »

Oregon Live – KBR files pre-emptory appeal in Guards’ lawsuit

Julie Sullivan, The Oregonian KBR wants to jump hexavalent chromium case to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals War contractor Kellogg, Brown and Root is taking the unusual step of appealing an Oregon Army National Guard veterans’ lawsuit –before the case has gone to trial. On Friday, KBR attorneys asked the U.S. District Court in [...]

September 29th, 2010 | Posted in Oregon Federal Court | Read More »

Mother Jones – Does KBR Have a Secret Get-out-of-Court-Free Card?

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Original Story on Mother Jones Soldiers say the military contractor exposed them to toxic chemicals in Iraq—but a classified Pentagon deal could shield the firm from legal liability. — By Kate Sheppard After a group of Oregon National Guard troops sued KBR in 2009, claiming they’d been exposed to toxic chemicals at Iraq’s Qarmat Ali [...]

September 29th, 2010 | Posted in Mother Jones,National Media | Read More »

Recent developments in the case against Halliburton/KBR

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By Michael Doyle | Doyle Raizner LLP There have been several important developments in the fight to uncover KBR’s conduct in knowingly exposing the men at KBR’s Qarmat Ali project to dangerous toxins.  But first, it is with great sadness that all of us express our condolences to Sabrina and the McManaway family on Mark’s [...]

September 28th, 2010 | Posted in Blog,Doyle Raizner,Qarmat Ali Case Update,Video & Media | Read More »

Federal Judge Rejects KBR/Halliburton Immunity Motions

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By Mike Doyle | Doyle Raizner LLP Federal Judge Paul Papak in the United States District Court for Oregon today entered an order rejecting KBR and Halliburton’s demands for immunity for their conduct exposing Oregon National Guard soldiers to dangerous toxins at their Qarmat Ali project in southern Iraq in 2003. The order ( 00132958.PDF) [...]

September 28th, 2010 | Posted in Blog,Qarmat Ali Case Update | Read More »

CBS Evening News on Guards Exposure to Sodium Dichromate

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CBS Evening News on Soldiers Exposures to Chemicals in Iraq. Sodium Dichromate is one of the most deadly carcinogens in the world.

September 27th, 2010 | Posted in CBS News,Television & Radio,Television Coverage,Video & Media | Read More »

Myers does it bother you

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September 20th, 2010 | Posted in Depositions,Video & Media | Read More »

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