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KBR’s attempt to silence www.kbrlitigation.com blocked

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Today the ICANN Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution panel rejected KBR’s attempt to silence www.kbrlitigation.com, the public information site maintained for the Qarmat Ali vets and public to stay informed about the KBR Qarmat Ali litigation.  Although literally dozens of sites used “KBR” and various combinations, KBR chose to pursue a claim to shut down [...]

December 29th, 2011 | Posted in Blog,Burn Pit Blog,Qarmat Ali Blog,Qarmat Ali Case Update,Qarmat Ali News | Read More »

Soldiers gone, but contractors remain in Iraq

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U.S. relies heavily on civilians, with even more in Afghanistan By Lindsay Wise | Houston Chronicle   The final convoy of U.S. troops in Iraq — soldiers from Fort Hood — drove over the border to Kuwait last week, whooping and cheering, as the United States declared an end to the war. But remaining behind [...]

December 27th, 2011 | Posted in Houston Chronicle | Read More »

New defense bill requires military to tell Congress when granting immunity to contractors

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New defense bill requires military to tell Congress when granting immunity to contractors By Mike Francis, The Oregonian The Oregonian KBR Inc. enjoyed government-guaranteed immunity from claims that might be brought by anyone claiming the contractor’s actions in Iraq caused injury or death, according to a newly declassified 2003 military contract.  But under the terms [...]

December 17th, 2011 | Posted in KBR Lawsuits,Oregon Federal Court,Oregon Lawsuits,Oregon Live | Read More »

KBR, Oregon soldiers back in federal court over medical claims Friday

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KBR, Oregon soldiers back in federal court over medical claims Friday By Mike Francis, The Oregonian The Oregonian Lawyers for military contractor KBR Inc. will ask a federal judge in Portland Friday to rule against a group of 34 Oregon Guard soldiers who say the contractor knowingly exposed them to a carcinogenic compound in Iraq [...]

December 17th, 2011 | Posted in News Coverage,Oregon Live | Read More »

Declassified KBR Contract Shows How It Gets a Free Pass For Willful Misconduct

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Declassified KBR Contract Shows How It Gets a Free Pass For Willful Misconduct Houston Press| by Craig Malisow A KBR government contract protected the company from liability for injuries or deaths caused by willful misconduct, according to recently declassified Army documents.Although the existence of the clause was revealed as a part of a lawsuit filed [...]

December 16th, 2011 | Posted in Blog,Qarmat Ali Blog | Read More »

How the war in Iraq touched Oregon

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  Mike Francis, The Oregonian Even if most Oregonians weren’t paying attention, the war in Iraq touched the state in many ways. The eight-plus years of military occupation were marked by courage, tedium, good deeds, sacrifice and sorrow. The Oregon National Guard sent about 5,300 people to Iraq, with many of them deploying more than [...]

December 15th, 2011 | Posted in Oregon Live | Read More »

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