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Army secretary who signed KBR indemnification had clashed with Rumsfeld

By Mike Francis, The Oregonian on January 24, 2013 at 8:49 AM, updated January 24, 2013 at 8:59 AM The former secretary also was a big shareholder in Enron, but had to sell his shares when taking his job. Those sales came under suspicion when the company foundered, but he was not charged with any misdeed. However, [...]

January 29th, 2013 | Posted in Governmental Affairs,KBR Lawsuits,Oregon Live,Qarmat Ali Blog,Qarmat Ali Case Update,Qarmat Ali News | Read More »

KBR Secret Indemnity Agreement Signed By Army Chief Tainted In Enron Scandal

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Army Secretary Thomas E. White signed an agreement giving legal indemnity to KBR in 2003. (AFP PHOTO by Luke Frazza) Ryan J. Reilly ryan.reilly@huffingtonpost.com WASHINGTON — The Army official who signed a secret agreement that military contractor KBR claims should burden taxpayers with the bill for the company’s negligent poisoning of U.S. soldiers in Iraq resigned [...]

January 24th, 2013 | Posted in Huffington Post,KBR Lawsuits,Oregon Federal Court,Qarmat Ali Blog,Qarmat Ali Case Update | Read More »

‘This generation’s Agent Orange:’ New registry to tally, track burn pit illnesses among vets

Photo of a US Army Burn Pit

By Bill Briggs, NBC News contributor An American flag dangles from the Torres home, the sign of a long battle won: a new law — signed Thursday by President Barack Obama — creating a registry of U.S. service members perhaps sickened or killed by burn pits used throughout Iraq and Afghanistan to destroy waste ranging from batteries [...]

January 14th, 2013 | Posted in Burn Pit Blog,Burn Pits News,NBC / MSNBC,News Coverage | Read More »

Mike Doyle Discusses the KBR Verdict on Current TV

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Mike Doyle appeared on Current TV’s top rated show “The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur” to discuss the $85 million verdict against KBR and the secret indemnity agreement. Click here to watch the segment.

January 10th, 2013 | Posted in KBR Lawsuits,Michael Patrick Doyle,News Coverage,Qarmat Ali Blog,Qarmat Ali Case Update,Sodium Dichromate & Hexavalent Chromium | Read More »

KBR: Tax payers should foot the bill for our negligence

U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Curt Cashou

By Greta McClain for Digital Journal Jan 9, 2013 After being found guilty of negligence in the poisoning of at least a dozen US soldiers deployed in Iraq, KBR is insisting that US tax payers foot the bill for damages. In November of 2012, an Oregon Federal Court awarded $85 million to twelve Oregon National Guard [...]

January 9th, 2013 | Posted in KBR Lawsuits,News Coverage,Qarmat Ali Blog | Read More »

KBR, Guilty In Iraq Negligence, Wants Taxpayers To Foot The Bill

Ryan J. Reilly for Huffington Post Posted: 01/09/2013 9:37 am EST WASHINGTON — Sodium dichromate is an orange-yellowish substance containing hexavalent chromium, an anti-corrosion chemical. To Lt. Col. James Gentry of the Indiana National Guard, who was stationed at the Qarmat Ali water treatment center in Iraq just after the 2003 U.S. invasion, it was “just [...]

January 9th, 2013 | Posted in Blog,Huffington Post,KBR Lawsuits,Oregon Federal Court,Qarmat Ali Blog,Qarmat Ali Case Update | Read More »

Worst Fracking Losers: Halliburton

Worst Of Houston: 2012 Edition via Free Press Houston -Harbeer Sandhu The formerly Houston-based oil and gas services corporation Halliburton lost a 7-inch radioactive rod they use in natural gas “fracking” operations.  The 7-inch radioactive rod apparently fell off the back of a truck and was missing for one full month before it was found [...]

January 7th, 2013 | Posted in Other Local News,Qarmat Ali Blog | Read More »

A Q&A with KBR’s vice president for litigation, Mark Lowes

By Mike Francis, The Oregonian on January 05, 2013 at 4:01 PM, updated January 05, 2013 at 11:24 PM When a federal jury in November awarded $85 million to 12 Oregon National Guard soldiers and veterans who sued defense contractorKBR Inc. in court in Portland, it marked a first step in what is sure to prove a [...]

January 7th, 2013 | Posted in KBR Lawsuits,Oregon Live,Qarmat Ali Blog,Qarmat Ali Case Update | Read More »

Post KBR Trial and Verdict Update

After several weeks of an informal, partial gag order entered at the request of KBR shortly before the verdict was delivered, we are now able to comment more fully on the verdict, the full facts of the case, and other developments in the fight for the Qarmat Ali veterans.  As was widely reported, on November [...]

January 2nd, 2013 | Posted in Governmental Affairs,KBR Lawsuits,Oregon Federal Court,Oregon Lawsuits,Qarmat Ali Blog,Qarmat Ali Case Update,Sodium Dichromate & Hexavalent Chromium | Read More »

Classy Action: KBR Disagreed with an $85 Million Judgment Against Them, So They Accused Jurors of Misconduct

By Craig Malisow Thu., Dec. 27 2012 at 1:00 PM After KBR was ordered in November to pay $85 millionto a dozen Oregon National Guard soldiers who wereexposed to a toxic chemical while providing security for contractors in Iraq in 2003, we figured there’d be some foot-stomping and an immediate appeal. We didn’t think KBR would have [...]

January 2nd, 2013 | Posted in Houston Press,KBR Lawsuits,News Coverage,Oregon Rulings,Qarmat Ali Blog | Read More »

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