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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 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 »

Jury has spoken in KBR case, but that’s not the final word

By Mike Francis, The Oregonian on March 02, 2013 at 11:59 AM, updated March 02, 2013 at 11:08 PM While a jury in Portland in November awarded $85 million in damages to 12 Oregon soldiers and veterans who sued defense contractor KBR Inc., the case is far from over. Until the judge enters a formal judgment, many things could [...]

March 4th, 2013 | Posted in KBR Lawsuits,Oregon,Oregon Federal Court,Oregon Live,Qarmat Ali Blog,Qarmat Ali Case Update,Qarmat Ali News | Read More »

KBR revenue, income down for Q4 and 2012

Olivia Pulsinelli Web producer-Houston Business Journal KBR Inc. (NYSE: KBR) on Wednesday reported “disappointing” results for the fourth quarter and the full year of 2012, though some business segments fared worse than others. In the fourth quarter, net income attributable to KBR was $30 million, or 20 cents per diluted share, down from $90 million, [...]

February 22nd, 2013 | Posted in News Coverage,Qarmat Ali Blog | Read More »

Army secretary who signed KBR indemnification had clashed with Rumsfeld

By Mike Francis, The Oregonian on January 24, 2013 at 8:49 AM, updated January 24, 2013 at 8:59 AM The former secretary also was a big shareholder in Enron, but had to sell his shares when taking his job. Those sales came under suspicion when the company foundered, but he was not charged with any misdeed. However, [...]

January 29th, 2013 | Posted in Governmental Affairs,KBR Lawsuits,Oregon Live,Qarmat Ali Blog,Qarmat Ali Case Update,Qarmat Ali News | Read More »

KBR Secret Indemnity Agreement Signed By Army Chief Tainted In Enron Scandal

Army Secretary Thomas E. White signed an agreement giving legal indemnity to KBR in 2003. (AFP PHOTO by Luke Frazza) Ryan J. Reilly ryan.reilly@huffingtonpost.com WASHINGTON — The Army official who signed a secret agreement that military contractor KBR claims should burden taxpayers with the bill for the company’s negligent poisoning of U.S. soldiers in Iraq resigned [...]

January 24th, 2013 | Posted in Huffington Post,KBR Lawsuits,Oregon Federal Court,Qarmat Ali Blog,Qarmat Ali Case Update | Read More »

Mike Doyle Discusses the KBR Verdict on Current TV

Mike Doyle appeared on Current TV’s top rated show “The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur” to discuss the $85 million verdict against KBR and the secret indemnity agreement. Click here to watch the segment.

January 10th, 2013 | Posted in KBR Lawsuits,Michael Patrick Doyle,News Coverage,Qarmat Ali Blog,Qarmat Ali Case Update,Sodium Dichromate & Hexavalent Chromium | Read More »

KBR: Tax payers should foot the bill for our negligence

By Greta McClain for Digital Journal Jan 9, 2013 After being found guilty of negligence in the poisoning of at least a dozen US soldiers deployed in Iraq, KBR is insisting that US tax payers foot the bill for damages. In November of 2012, an Oregon Federal Court awarded $85 million to twelve Oregon National Guard [...]

January 9th, 2013 | Posted in KBR Lawsuits,News Coverage,Qarmat Ali Blog | Read More »

KBR, Guilty In Iraq Negligence, Wants Taxpayers To Foot The Bill

Ryan J. Reilly for Huffington Post Posted: 01/09/2013 9:37 am EST WASHINGTON — Sodium dichromate is an orange-yellowish substance containing hexavalent chromium, an anti-corrosion chemical. To Lt. Col. James Gentry of the Indiana National Guard, who was stationed at the Qarmat Ali water treatment center in Iraq just after the 2003 U.S. invasion, it was “just [...]

January 9th, 2013 | Posted in Blog,Huffington Post,KBR Lawsuits,Oregon Federal Court,Qarmat Ali Blog,Qarmat Ali Case Update | Read More »

Worst Fracking Losers: Halliburton

Worst Of Houston: 2012 Edition via Free Press Houston -Harbeer Sandhu The formerly Houston-based oil and gas services corporation Halliburton lost a 7-inch radioactive rod they use in natural gas “fracking” operations.  The 7-inch radioactive rod apparently fell off the back of a truck and was missing for one full month before it was found [...]

January 7th, 2013 | Posted in Other Local News,Qarmat Ali Blog | Read More »

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