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Post KBR Trial and Verdict Update

After several weeks of an informal, partial gag order entered at the request of KBR shortly before the verdict was delivered, we are now able to comment more fully on the verdict, the full facts of the case, and other developments in the fight for the Qarmat Ali veterans.  As was widely reported, on November [...]

January 2nd, 2013 | Posted in Governmental Affairs,KBR Lawsuits,Oregon Federal Court,Oregon Lawsuits,Qarmat Ali Blog,Qarmat Ali Case Update,Sodium Dichromate & Hexavalent Chromium | Read More »

Multi-million dollar payouts for US soldiers exposed to hexavalent chromium

7 November 2012 Rebecca Trager A US federal court has awarded more than $85 million (£53 million) to 12 Oregon National Guard soldiers who alleged that military contractor Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR) knowingly exposed them tohexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)), a known carcinogen. Their exposure occurred at a water treatment plant they guarded in Iraq in 2003.In its 2 [...]

January 2nd, 2013 | Posted in KBR Lawsuits,News Coverage,Oregon,Oregon Lawsuits,Qarmat Ali Blog,Qarmat Ali Case Update,Qarmat Ali News | Read More »

KBR to pay U.S. troops $85M in toxic exposure case

Emily Wilkinson Assistant Managing Editor- Houston Business Journal KBR Inc. (NYSE: KBR) has been ordered to pay 12 U.S. soldiers $85 million in damages for negligently exposing them to toxic chromium dust at a water treatment facility in Iraq in 2003, Bloomberg reports.

January 2nd, 2013 | Posted in Blog,Burn Pits News,KBR Lawsuits,Oregon,Oregon Federal Court,Oregon Lawsuits,Oregon Rulings,Qarmat Ali Case Update,Qarmat Ali News | Read More »

Judge in KBR case rejects challenges to three expert witnesses

Three expert witnesses called by Oregon National Guard soldiers and by defense contractor KBR Inc. will be allowed to testify when the soldiers’ case against KBR comes to trial, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Papak said Friday that testimony from dueling experts on wind-dispersion patterns and KBR’s expert microbiologist will be permitted. [...]

August 20th, 2012 | Posted in KBR Lawsuits,News Coverage,Oregon Court Filings,Oregon Court Filings,Oregon Lawsuits,Oregon Live,Oregon Rulings,Qarmat Ali Blog,Qarmat Ali Case Update,Sodium Dichromate & Hexavalent Chromium | Read More »

Oregon soldiers charge KBR with concealing critical document in sodium dichromate case

Visit Oregon Live for Full Stories By Mike Francis, The Oregonian Lawyers for Oregon National Guard soldiers suing defense contractor KBR Inc. said this week the Houston-based company deliberately concealed a document proving it knew before the invasion of Iraq of the presence of a deadly carcinogen at a water treatment plant in the southern [...]

April 5th, 2012 | Posted in Oregon Court Filings,Oregon Lawsuits,Oregon Live | Read More »

KBR asks federal judge to dismiss case brought by Oregon soldiers

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By Mike Francis, The Oregonian The Oregonian KBR asks federal judge to dismiss case brought by Oregon soldiers Lawyers for defense contractor KBR Inc. asked a federal judge in Portland Friday to dismiss the suit brought by a group of Oregon National Guard soldiers who said the KBR knowingly exposed them to a carcinogenic compound [...]

January 30th, 2012 | Posted in KBR Lawsuits,Oregon Lawsuits,Oregon Live | Read More »

New defense bill requires military to tell Congress when granting immunity to contractors

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New defense bill requires military to tell Congress when granting immunity to contractors By Mike Francis, The Oregonian The Oregonian KBR Inc. enjoyed government-guaranteed immunity from claims that might be brought by anyone claiming the contractor’s actions in Iraq caused injury or death, according to a newly declassified 2003 military contract.  But under the terms [...]

December 17th, 2011 | Posted in KBR Lawsuits,Oregon Federal Court,Oregon Lawsuits,Oregon Live | Read More »

Ninth Circuit Says Get Ready for Trial in Qarmat Ali Case in Oregon

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In a terse one-sentence opinion, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed KBR’s appeal of a ruling by Oregon federal judge Paul Papak in the toxic exposure suit by dozens of Indiana National Guardsmen.  With a mid-lawsuit Ninth Circuit Appeal that could have delayed the case significantly now out of the way, the soldiers are [...]

December 16th, 2010 | Posted in Oregon Lawsuits,Qarmat Ali Blog,Qarmat Ali Case Update | Read More »

9th Circuit Tells KBR to Get Ready for Trial

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By Amanda Halter In a terse one-line opinion, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today dismissed KBR’s appeal of Oregon federal judge Paul Papak’s ruling rejecting KBR’s position that the private military contractor is immune from suit. The decision represents a monumental step forward for the several dozen Oregon National Guardsmen who filed suit against [...]

December 14th, 2010 | Posted in Documents,KBR Lawsuits,Oregon Court Filings,Oregon Federal Court,Oregon Lawsuits,Oregon Rulings,Qarmat Ali Blog,Qarmat Ali Case Update | Read More »

KBR Qarmat Ali – Oregon Lawsuit Papers 00043073

KBR Qarmat Ali – Oregon Lawsuit Papers 00043073

October 7th, 2010 | Posted in Oregon Court Filings,Oregon Lawsuits | Read More »

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