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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 »

Still Awaiting Judge Papak’s Ruling in Oregon, Fifth Circuit Appeal Response Filed

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On February 27, 2013, a hearing took place in Oregon with our request that Judge Papak enter a binding final judgment finding KBR at fault and awarding damages consistent with the jury’s $85 million verdict. KBR’s competing motions to continue to avoid the verdict and any responsibility were also heard. We are still awaiting Judge [...]

April 17th, 2013 | Posted in Blog,KBR Lawsuits,Oregon,Oregon Court Filings,Oregon Court Filings,Oregon Federal Court,Oregon Rulings,Qarmat Ali Case Update,Qarmat Ali News | Read More »

Cheney’s Halliburton Made $39.5 Billion on Iraq War

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By Angelo Young Source: International Business Times Sunday, April 07, 2013 The accounting of the financial cost of the nearly decade-long Iraq War will go on for years, but a recent analysis has shed light on the companies that made money off the war by providing support services as the privatization of what were former U.S. military [...]

April 12th, 2013 | Posted in KBR Lawsuits,News Coverage | 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 »

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 »

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 asks federal judge to reverse jury verdict, reduce damages or order new trial

By Mike Francis, The Oregonian on February 26, 2013 at 1:38 PM, updated February 26, 2013 at 1:55 PM The federal judge presiding over the case brought by a set of Oregon soldiers and veterans against defense contractor KBR Inc. should overrule the jury’s verdict against the company, reduce the damages awarded to the soldiers, or order a [...]

February 26th, 2013 | Posted in KBR Lawsuits,Michael Patrick Doyle,Oregon Live,Qarmat Ali News,Sodium Dichromate & Hexavalent Chromium | 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 »

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