OPB | Nov. 28, 2012 6:55 a.m. | Portland, Oregon Court documents indicate the military contractor KBR is trying to compel the federal government to pay the $85 million dollars in damages that a jury awarded to a group of Oregon soldiers. The filing came up in a dispute between KBR and the Oregon plaintiff’s [...]
A federal judge ruled Monday that a lawsuit by Oregon Army National Guard veterans against war contractor Kellogg Brown & Root can proceed.
[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Larry Roberta is one of 21 Oregon Army National Guard soldiers who have filed a lawsuit against the military contractor Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR). The lawsuit concerns the soldiers' exposure in Iraq to hexavalent chromium, a chemical referred to by some as "Iraq's Agent Orange". The veterans [...]
[Audio clip: view full post to listen] A federal magistrate in Portland has granted a procedural win for some Oregon soldiers. The Guardsmen are trying to sue a major military contractor for their exposure to carcinogenic material in Iraq. Judge Paul Papak says the group of 21 soldiers may continue their suit against Kellogg, Brown, [...]