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Poisoned Guardsman to Get $75M From KBR

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

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

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 »

Classy Action: KBR Disagreed with an $85 Million Judgment Against Them, So They Accused Jurors of Misconduct

By Craig Malisow Thu., Dec. 27 2012 at 1:00 PM After KBR was ordered in November to pay $85 millionto a dozen Oregon National Guard soldiers who wereexposed to a toxic chemical while providing security for contractors in Iraq in 2003, we figured there’d be some foot-stomping and an immediate appeal. We didn’t think KBR would have [...]

January 2nd, 2013 | Posted in Houston Press,KBR Lawsuits,News Coverage,Oregon Rulings,Qarmat Ali Blog | Read More »

Jury Awards $85 Million to Iraq Vets, KBR Negligent in Toxic Exposure Trial, According to Doyle Raizner LLP and Co-Counsel

HOUSTON, Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – A federal court jury awarded $85 million to 12 Oregon National Guard soldiers who alleged military contractor KBR, Inc. knowingly exposed them to a carcinogen at a water treatment plant they guarded in Iraq in 2003, the soldiers’ legal team said tonight. The Portland, Ore. jury unanimously found KBR was negligent and showed “reckless and outrageous indifference” to [...]

January 2nd, 2013 | Posted in KBR Lawsuits,Oregon Court Filings,Oregon Rulings,Press Release,Qarmat Ali Blog,Qarmat Ali Case Update | Read More »

KBR Ordered to Pay Troops $85 Million in Chromium Case

By Laurel Brubaker Calkins - Nov 3, 2012 12:00 PM CT KBR Inc. (KBR), the largest U.S. military contractor, must pay 12 U.S. soldiers $85 million in noneconomic and punitive damages for negligently exposing the troops to toxic chromium dust at a company worksite in Iraq in 2003, a federal court jury in Portland, Oregon, said. The case was [...]

January 2nd, 2013 | Posted in KBR Lawsuits,National Media,News Coverage,Oregon Federal Court,Oregon Rulings,Qarmat Ali Blog,Sodium Dichromate & Hexavalent Chromium | Read More »

Blumenauer Statement on KBR Ruling

Friday, 02 November 2012 19:01 PORTLAND –Rep. Earl Blumenauer released the following statement regarding the verdict in the case of Oregon National Guard soldiers and KBR, Inc: Today’s verdict in the defense contractor KBR trial, brought by a dozen Oregon Army National Guard soldiers, is an important milestone.  I’ve met with these brave soldiers and [...]

January 2nd, 2013 | Posted in KBR Lawsuits,Oregon Rulings,Qarmat Ali Blog,Sodium Dichromate & Hexavalent Chromium | 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 »

District of Oregon Denies KBR’s Motion to Dismiss For Second Time

KBR’s latest attempt to avoid trial of claims that they knowingly placed members of the Oregon Guard in danger of hexavalent chromium poisoning was denied for a second time. The troops were guarding a KBR company work site at the Qarmat Ali Water Treatment Plant near Basra, Iraq in 2003 that had been contaminated with [...]

August 30th, 2012 | Posted in Blog,KBR Lawsuits,Oregon Court Filings,Oregon Court Filings,Oregon Federal Court,Oregon Rulings,Qarmat Ali Case Update,Sodium Dichromate & Hexavalent Chromium | 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 »

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