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Qarmat Ali History

In 2003, KBR was hired and entrusted by the United States government to assess and repair the Qarmat Ali Water Treatment Plant near Basra, Iraq as part of the U.S.’s efforts to restore Iraqi infrastructure. The purpose of the Qarmat Ali plant was to provide water necessary for injection into Iraq’s oil fields, in order [...]

October 27th, 2010 | Posted in Facts & Details,Qamat Ali Overview | Read More »

Hexavalent chromium exposure: Federal judge rules Oregon vets lawsuit against KBR can go directly to appeals court

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Julie Sullivan, The Oregonian A federal judge who ruled an Oregon lawsuit against the largest war contractor in Iraq should proceed in Portland, agreed that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit should review his decision. U.S. District Magistrate Paul Papak stood by his earlier rulings, but cleared the way for an unusual [...]

October 27th, 2010 | Posted in News Coverage,Oregon Live,Qarmat Ali News | Read More »

An Officer of the (KBR) Court

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Original Article at Huffington Post I have written before on the lawsuit by National Guardsman against KBR regarding the alleged their poisoning by exposure to sodium dichromate at Qarmat Ali project. So here is an update taken from the most recent filings submitted by the plaintiffs’ lawyers in Texas and Oregon. Evidently KBR is being [...]

October 24th, 2010 | Posted in Huffington Post,News Coverage,Qarmat Ali News | Read More »

SENATOR BYRON DORGAN (D-ND) — Interview on 10/15/10

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October 24th, 2010 | Posted in Governmental Affairs,News Coverage,Proposed Legislation,Qarmat Ali News | Read More »

Judge weighs Iraq contractor's bid to stop lawsuit

PORTLAND, Ore. — A Texas-based military contractor is appealing a judge’s decision to try a lawsuit filed by Oregon veterans who claim they were exposed to a toxic chemical in Iraq. Attorneys for Kellogg, Brown and Root claim that suing a military contractor raises “unprecedented” legal questions that first should be decided by a higher [...]

October 21st, 2010 | Posted in Local Newspapers | Read More »

Federal judge ponders unusual appeal in Oregon vets' suit against KBR

Julie Sullivan, The Oregonian A lawsuit by Oregon veterans against the civilian contractors they protected in Iraq will move forward — even as it moves closer to an appeal. On Wednesday, U.S. District Magistrate Paul Papak told attorneys to prepare for trial, even as he considers whether the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals should review [...]

October 21st, 2010 | Posted in Oregon Live | Read More »

Redmond veteran among 26 suing Iraq contractor

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ERIN GOLDEN • The Associated Press Aaron St. Clair was nearly home from Iraq when he got the bad news. The Redmond soldier was at Fort Lewis, Wash., with other Oregon National Guard troops, filling out paperwork and marking the last few days of a long deployment when a lieutenant pulled him aside. Months earlier, he [...]

October 19th, 2010 | Posted in Qarmat Ali News | Read More »

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Amanda Halter

Amanda attained a B.A. from Rice University in Houston, Texas and a J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law. During college and law school, Amanda worked with Doyle Raizner LLP. After graduation, Amanda joined Latham & Watkins LLP in California where she worked for nearly three years before re-joining Doyle Raizner in March [...]

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