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District of Oregon Denies KBR’s Motion to Dismiss For Second Time

KBR’s latest attempt to avoid trial of claims that they knowingly placed members of the Oregon Guard in danger of hexavalent chromium poisoning was denied for a second time. The troops were guarding a KBR company work site at the Qarmat Ali Water Treatment Plant near Basra, Iraq in 2003 that had been contaminated with [...]

August 30th, 2012 | Posted in Blog,KBR Lawsuits,Oregon Court Filings,Oregon Court Filings,Oregon Federal Court,Oregon Rulings,Qarmat Ali Case Update,Sodium Dichromate & Hexavalent Chromium | Read More »

Lawsuit: Local Soldier Was Killed by Afghan Security Employee Who Had Made Threats

19-year-old Private First Class Rudy Acosta

A Santa Clarita couple is suing a U.S. government contractor after their soldier son was killed by the company’s employee By Lolita Lopez |  Thursday, Aug 23, 2012  |  Updated 6:51 PM PDT Rudy Acosta was just weeks away from coming home to Santa Clarita from his deployment overseas when he and a group of unarmed [...]

August 24th, 2012 | Posted in Blog,KBR Lawsuits,National Media,NBC / MSNBC,News Coverage,Video & Media | Read More »

Judge in KBR case rejects challenges to three expert witnesses

Three expert witnesses called by Oregon National Guard soldiers and by defense contractor KBR Inc. will be allowed to testify when the soldiers’ case against KBR comes to trial, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Papak said Friday that testimony from dueling experts on wind-dispersion patterns and KBR’s expert microbiologist will be permitted. [...]

August 20th, 2012 | Posted in KBR Lawsuits,News Coverage,Oregon Court Filings,Oregon Court Filings,Oregon Lawsuits,Oregon Live,Oregon Rulings,Qarmat Ali Blog,Qarmat Ali Case Update,Sodium Dichromate & Hexavalent Chromium | Read More »

KBR Must Face Guardsmen’s Toxic-Chromium Suit, Judge Says

KBR Inc. (KBR) must face a trial on claims that it knowingly exposed U.S. troops to toxic chromium dust in 2003 while they were guarding a company work site in Iraq, a Houston judge ruled. Dozens of U.S. national guardsmen from Indiana and West Virginia have sued the Houston-based military contractor over health problems they blame on exposure [...]

August 20th, 2012 | Posted in KBR Lawsuits,Michael Patrick Doyle,National Media,Qarmat Ali Blog,Qarmat Ali Case Update,Texas Court Rulings | Read More »

Southern District of Texas Court Denies KBR Motion to Dismiss

In an important ruling on August 16, 2012, Judge Vanessa D. Gilmore in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas denied KBR’s Motion to Dismiss in the matter brought against KBR by U.S. and British servicemen who suffered from exposure to sodium dichromate while guarding KBR’s Qarmat Ali water treatment plant [...]

August 17th, 2012 | Posted in KBR Lawsuits,Qarmat Ali Case Update,Texas Federal Court | Read More »

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