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Sen. Rand Paul Accuses Dick Cheney of Starting Iraq War for Profit

Opposing Viewpoints Reports: Video from April, 2009 reveals critical remarks on Cheney and the Iraq War Comments state that the Iraq War was caused to benefit Cheney’s former employer Halliburton On April 7, 2009, before Paul announced his senatorial bid, he quoted President Dwight Eisenhower’s cautionary speech on corporations. “Beware of the military industrial complex,” [...]

April 21st, 2014 | Posted in Governmental Affairs | Read More »

Washington Post Reports Federal Contractor Gagged Employees

By Mary Jane Wilmoth on February 21, 2014Posted in False Claims / Qui Tam Washington Post Reports: Largest DOD contractor in Iraq and Afghanistan gags employees from reporting fraud. Employees who witness fraud threatened with termination if they told ANYONE outside of KBR of allegations. A February 20, 2014, report by The Washington Post revealed that Halliburton/KBR, one of the [...]

February 24th, 2014 | Posted in Governmental Affairs,KBR Lawsuits,News Coverage | Read More »

KBR Appeal Dismissed by Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

The United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed KBR’s interlocutory appeal in McManaway, et al, v KBR, Inc.,et al as premature until a determination of controlling law has been made. In the appeal, KBR contended the case should be dismissed as barred under the political question doctrine and preempted by the combatant-activities exception [...]

November 14th, 2013 | Posted in KBR Lawsuits,Qarmat Ali Blog,Qarmat Ali News | Read More »

Military burn pit claims in limbo

by Sean Dobbin, Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Timothy Lowery went to Iraq in 2007. He came home in 2010, and started showing symptoms of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Three years later, he was dead. This is the extent of what his family knows for certain. But they have [...]

October 21st, 2013 | Posted in Burn Pit Blog,Burn pit lawsuits,Burn Pits News | Read More »

KBR appeals $85 million sodium dichromate verdict

The Ninth Circuit US Court of Appeals is set to hear engineering firm KBR’s July 26 appeal of a jury’s US$85 million negligence verdict in favour of 12 Oregon soldiers who say that they were not warned about toxic sodium dichromate exposures at an oilfield facility near Basra, Iraq, in 2003. Click here to continue [...]

September 19th, 2013 | Posted in Blog,KBR Lawsuits,News Coverage,Qarmat Ali Blog | Read More »

£50million compensation for RAF heroes exposed to toxic chemicals

THIRTEEN RAF servicemen who say they were exposed to toxic chemicals in Iraq are in line for £50million in compensation. By Robert Kellaway/Published 1st September 2013 Their case will reach a crucial stage on Tuesday when American judges will decide whether their claim can go to trial. The servicemen were guarding a ­water treatment plant for [...]

September 3rd, 2013 | Posted in Blog,British Troops,KBR Lawsuits,News Coverage,Qarmat Ali Case Update,Qarmat Ali News,Sodium Dichromate & Hexavalent Chromium | Read More »

KBR Seeks Battlefield Immunity in Soldiers’ Toxic-Exposure Suit

By Laurel Brubaker Calkins and Margaret Cronin Fisk September 03, 2013 KBR Inc. (KBR:US) is invoking federal laws shielding contractors during wartime to avoid a Texas trial over injuries claimed by troops who were exposed to toxic chemicals while guarding a work site in Iraq. KBR is set to argue today before a U.S. Court of Appeals [...]

September 3rd, 2013 | Posted in Blog,KBR Lawsuits,National Media,Qarmat Ali Blog,Qarmat Ali Case Update | Read More »

Fight for justice over Iraq chemicals ‘exposure’ – video

14 RAF airmen claim a US defence contractor’s negligence meant they were exposed to toxic chemicals during the Iraq war. But they also feel let down by Britain’s MoD. Click on the link below to watch the report http://www.channel4.com/news/fight-for-justice-over-iraq-chemicals-exposure-video

August 28th, 2013 | Posted in Blog,British Troops,Qarmat Ali Blog,Qarmat Ali News,Video & Media | Read More »

KBR Ordered to Stand Trial in Human Trafficking Case

Source: Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC August 23, 2013 After a review of the evidence, a federal court today ordered the Nepali human trafficking case against Houston, Texas-based U.S. defense contractor KBR and its Jordanian subcontractor Daoud & Partners to proceed to trial. A trial date has been set for April 14, 2014. Lead plaintiffs [...]

August 26th, 2013 | Posted in Blog,KBR Lawsuits,Texas Federal Court | Read More »

Afghanistan Reconstruction: U.S. Soldiers At Risk Because Of Private Contractors’ Fraud, SIGAR Warns

AFGHANISTAN-US-UNREST

The Huffington Post |  By Eline Gordts Posted: 07/23/2013 11:58 am EDT  |  Updated: 07/23/2013 3:56 pm EDT Thousands of simple systems that were commissioned to ward off IED attacks on troops and civilians in Afghanistan have not been installed or were put together incorrectly, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) announced in a report on Tuesday. The agency [...]

August 1st, 2013 | Posted in Blog,KBR Lawsuits,News Coverage,Qarmat Ali Blog | Read More »

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