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9th Circuit Tells KBR to Get Ready for Trial

By Amanda Halter

Amanda Halter Doyle Raizner 286x300 9th Circuit Tells KBR to Get Ready for Trial In a terse one-line opinion, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today dismissed KBR’s appeal of Oregon federal judge Paul Papak’s ruling rejecting KBR’s position that the private military contractor is immune from suit.

The decision represents a monumental step forward for the several dozen Oregon National Guardsmen who filed suit against KBR for exposing them to sodium dichromate at the Qarmat Ali Water Treatment Plant in Iraq in 2003.  The soldiers were providing security to KBR personnel paid by the government to restore the plant.  With KBR’s mid-stream Ninth Circuit Appeal now out of the way, the suit is on track for trial.

9th Circuit Dismisses Appeal

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Posted by Amanda Halter on Dec 14 2010. Filed under Documents, KBR Lawsuits, Oregon Court Filings, Oregon Federal Court, Oregon Lawsuits, Oregon Rulings, Qarmat Ali Blog, Qarmat Ali Case Update. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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