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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

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


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 »

KBR must face lawsuit over alleged kickbacks: court

By Jessica Dye Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:19pm EDT (Reuters) – The government can pursue “enhanced” penalties from Houston-based defense contractorKBR Inc over allegations that employees took kickbacks involving military contracts in Iraq,Afghanistan and Kuwait, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday. The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruling reinstates the government’s [...]

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

Oregon soldiers who sued KBR seek to participate in talks between the company and the government

By Mike Francis, The Oregonian July 15, 2013 at 4:10 PM, updated July 15, 2013 at 4:21 PM Lawyers for the Oregon National Guard soldiers who successfully sued defense contractor KBR Inc. over the soldiers’ exposure to a carcinogen in Iraq have asked a federal judge to allow them to participate in negotiations between the company and the [...]

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

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