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

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 »

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 »

‘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 »

Burn, Baby, Burn

By David Isenberg via HuffingtonPost.com Remember when rioters in Watts, Calif., began shouting “Burn, Baby! BURN!” in the turmoil of 1965? I’m sure they didn’t have the following future in mind. That would be the various lawsuits against KBR for operating burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. But we should all be paying attention to [...]

September 4th, 2012 | Posted in Burn Pit Blog,Burn Pits News,Huffington Post,KBR Lawsuits,National Media,News Coverage,Qarmat Ali Blog | Read More »

KBR’s attempt to silence www.kbrlitigation.com blocked

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Today the ICANN Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution panel rejected KBR’s attempt to silence www.kbrlitigation.com, the public information site maintained for the Qarmat Ali vets and public to stay informed about the KBR Qarmat Ali litigation.  Although literally dozens of sites used “KBR” and various combinations, KBR chose to pursue a claim to shut down [...]

December 29th, 2011 | Posted in Blog,Burn Pit Blog,Qarmat Ali Blog,Qarmat Ali Case Update,Qarmat Ali News | Read More »

Qarmat Ali Litigation Spurs Legislative Action to End or Limit Contractors’ Indemnity Deals

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By Amanda Halter The National Guardsmen who are standing up to KBR in their lawsuits against the private military contractor for exposing them to sodium dichromate contamination at the Qarmat Ali Water Treatment Plant in Iraq in 2003 are inspiring real action.  United States Representatives Earl Blumenaur and Kurt Shrader and Senators Ron Wyden and [...]

October 6th, 2010 | Posted in Blog,Burn Pit Blog | Read More »

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