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Poisoned Guardsman to Get $75M From KBR

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By MATT TOOMB Wednesday, May 01, 2013 via Courthouse News Service (CN) – KBR owes $75 million to a dozen Oregon national guardsmen who were poisoned with hexavalent chromium while stationed in Iraq, a federal magistrate ruled. All together, 39 guardsmen had sued over their exposure to sodium dichromate and subsequent hexavalent chromium poisoning while stationed [...]

May 1st, 2013 | Posted in Blog,KBR Lawsuits,News Coverage,Oregon Court Filings,Oregon Federal Court,Oregon Rulings,Qarmat Ali Blog,Qarmat Ali Case Update | Read More »

KBR ‘disappointed’ in judge’s opinion in case brought by Oregon soldiers, will appeal

By Mike Francis, The Oregonian on April 29, 2013 at 2:34 PM, updated April 29, 2013 at 2:41 PM KBR Inc. is “disappointed” and “strongly disagrees” with the opinion delivered Friday by U.S. District Judge Paul Papak in the negligence case brought by 12 Oregon soldiers. The Houston-based contractor, which was hired by the Army to help [...]

April 29th, 2013 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Oregon Judge Upholds $81 Million Judgment Against KBR in Toxic Chemical Case

By Craig Malisow Mon., Apr. 29 2013 at 1:00 PM Poor KBR just can’t get a break — a federal judge in Oregon has affirmed an $81 million judgment against the Houston-based firm for exposing National Guard soldiers to a deadly chemical at an Iraqi water injection plant in 2003. The judgment was awarded to the first [...]

April 29th, 2013 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

KBR verdict: Judge affirms $81 million of damages awarded to 12 Oregon soldiers for toxic exposure in Iraq

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By Joany Carlin, The Oregonian on April 26, 2013 at 7:47 PM, updated April 26, 2013 at 8:51 PM A federal judge in Portland Friday affirmed $75 million in punitive damages a jury awarded to 12 Oregon National Guard veterans last fall in a case against government contractor KBR, Inc. for its conduct in Iraq a decade ago. [...]

April 29th, 2013 | Posted in Burn Pit Blog,Burn Pits News,KBR Lawsuits,News Coverage,Oregon,Oregon Court Filings,Oregon Federal Court,Oregon Live,Oregon Rulings,Qarmat Ali Blog,Qarmat Ali Case Update,Qarmat Ali News | Read More »

Still Awaiting Judge Papak’s Ruling in Oregon, Fifth Circuit Appeal Response Filed

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On February 27, 2013, a hearing took place in Oregon with our request that Judge Papak enter a binding final judgment finding KBR at fault and awarding damages consistent with the jury’s $85 million verdict. KBR’s competing motions to continue to avoid the verdict and any responsibility were also heard. We are still awaiting Judge [...]

April 17th, 2013 | Posted in Blog,KBR Lawsuits,Oregon,Oregon Court Filings,Oregon Court Filings,Oregon Federal Court,Oregon Rulings,Qarmat Ali Case Update,Qarmat Ali News | Read More »

Cheney’s Halliburton Made $39.5 Billion on Iraq War

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By Angelo Young Source: International Business Times Sunday, April 07, 2013 The accounting of the financial cost of the nearly decade-long Iraq War will go on for years, but a recent analysis has shed light on the companies that made money off the war by providing support services as the privatization of what were former U.S. military [...]

April 12th, 2013 | Posted in KBR Lawsuits,News Coverage | Read More »

Judge denies KBR’s request for sanctions against soldiers’ lawyers

By Mike Francis, The Oregonian on March 25, 2013 at 1:22 PM, updated March 25, 2013 at 1:27 PM. A federal judge Monday sided with lawyers for a set of Oregon National Guard soldiers and veterans, saying their lead lawyer didn’t violate the court’s gag order when he provided a testimonial for a jury consultant’s DVD. The [...]

March 25th, 2013 | Posted in Blog,Burn Pit Blog,Oregon Court Filings,Oregon Federal Court,Oregon Live,Qarmat Ali Case Update | Read More »

VA Qarmat Ali Registry Available to Veterans Exposed to Hexavalent Chromium

The Department of Veterans Affairs has released information pertaining to the registries for chromium exposure at Qarmat Ali water treatment facility. The registry is important for continued health monitoring for veterans who may have served at Qarmat Ali and have current health conditions or may develop conditions in the future. Veterans who served at Qarmat [...]

March 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Blog,Burn Pit Blog,Burn pit lawsuits,Burn Pits News | Read More »

Government says KBR failed to make valid claim, asks judge to dismiss contractor’s case

By Mike Francis, The Oregonian on March 18, 2013 at 1:57 PM, updated March 18, 2013 at 2:02 PM KBR Inc. is responsible for its own costs for defending itself in lawsuits brought by military veterans, including Oregon National Guard soldiers, lawyers for the federal government argued in federal court Monday. They have asked the judge to [...]

March 18th, 2013 | Posted in Burn Pit Blog,News Coverage,Oregon Live,Qamat Ali Overview,Qarmat Ali Case Update | Read More »

Private Security Guard Kills U.S. Soldiers

By MARIMER MATOS via www.courthousenews.com Thursday, March 14, 2013 TAMPA (CN) – After firing a guard who threatened to kill U.S. soldiers, a private security firm rehired him and he shot to death two GIs in Afghanistan, the families claim in court. Three other people were wounded by Tundra Strategies employee Shia Ahmed, an Afghan citizen [...]

March 15th, 2013 | Posted in Burn Pit Blog,Burn pit lawsuits,Burn Pits News | Read More »

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