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:http://www.kbrlitigation.com/audio/OPB_ThinkOutLoud_0715.mp3|autostart=yes] 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 claim it has caused them numerous [...]
[audio:http://kbrlitigation.com/audio/OPB_News_0413hexgoesfwd.mp3|autostart=yes] 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, and Root. The men were guarding [...]