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KBR Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Consider Appeal of Iraq Pollution Case

Law360 recently published an article detailing Kellogg, Brown, and Root’s (‘KBR’s) request that the U.S. Supreme Court consider whether a case of twelve soldiers the company knowingly exposed to cancer-causing carcinogens at Qarmat Ali may sue for damages. Doyle Raizner LLP secured an $85 million verdict from an Oregon jury holding KBR liable to these [...]

August 6th, 2014 | Posted in Burn Pits News,KBR Lawsuits | Read More »

Halliburton Success in Time for Lawsuits

– From Liberty Voice From its humble beginnings as New Method Oil Well Cementing Company in 1919, Halliburton Company has continued to grow. Founder Erle P Halliburton was worth an estimated $75 million at the time of his death in 1957. The current Halliburton CEO announced that Halliburton NYSE shares climbed nearly three percent to [...]

April 26th, 2014 | Posted in KBR Lawsuits | 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 »

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 »

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