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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 »

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 »

Fight for justice over Iraq chemicals ‘exposure’ – video

14 RAF airmen claim a US defence contractor’s negligence meant they were exposed to toxic chemicals during the Iraq war. But they also feel let down by Britain’s MoD. Click on the link below to watch the report

August 28th, 2013 | Posted in Blog,British Troops,Qarmat Ali Blog,Qarmat Ali News,Video & Media | 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 »

KBR must face lawsuit over alleged kickbacks: court

By Jessica Dye Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:19pm EDT (Reuters) – The government can pursue “enhanced” penalties from Houston-based defense contractorKBR Inc over allegations that employees took kickbacks involving military contracts in Iraq,Afghanistan and Kuwait, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday. The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruling reinstates the government’s [...]

August 1st, 2013 | Posted in Blog,KBR Lawsuits,News Coverage,Qarmat Ali Blog | Read More »

KBR profit down in 2nd qtr, revenue tops estimates

July 25 | Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:51am IST (Reuters) – Engineering company KBR Inc reported on Thursday a decline in quarterly earnings from an especially strong quarter last year, while its revenue exceeded expectations. KBR’s second-quarter profit was $90 million, or 61 cents per share, compared with $104 million, or 70 cents per share, a year [...]

August 1st, 2013 | Posted in Blog,KBR Lawsuits,News Coverage,Qarmat Ali Blog | Read More »

Federal government doesn’t want Oregon soldiers at the table in its negotiations with KBR

By Mike Francis, The Oregonian July 26, 2013 at 9:58 AM, updated July 26, 2013 at 10:09 AM Lawyers for the federal government asked a judge in Washington, D.C., to exclude from a contract dispute case the lawyers for the Oregon National Guard soldiers who won a judgment against KBR Inc. The government’s request came in a [...]

August 1st, 2013 | Posted in Blog,KBR Lawsuits,News Coverage,Qarmat Ali Blog | Read More »

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