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KBR Secret Indemnity Agreement Signed By Army Chief Tainted In Enron Scandal

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Army Secretary Thomas E. White signed an agreement giving legal indemnity to KBR in 2003. (AFP PHOTO by Luke Frazza) Ryan J. Reilly ryan.reilly@huffingtonpost.com WASHINGTON — The Army official who signed a secret agreement that military contractor KBR claims should burden taxpayers with the bill for the company’s negligent poisoning of U.S. soldiers in Iraq resigned [...]

January 24th, 2013 | Posted in Huffington Post,KBR Lawsuits,Oregon Federal Court,Qarmat Ali Blog,Qarmat Ali Case Update | Read More »

KBR, Guilty In Iraq Negligence, Wants Taxpayers To Foot The Bill

Ryan J. Reilly for Huffington Post Posted: 01/09/2013 9:37 am EST WASHINGTON — Sodium dichromate is an orange-yellowish substance containing hexavalent chromium, an anti-corrosion chemical. To Lt. Col. James Gentry of the Indiana National Guard, who was stationed at the Qarmat Ali water treatment center in Iraq just after the 2003 U.S. invasion, it was “just [...]

January 9th, 2013 | Posted in Blog,Huffington Post,KBR Lawsuits,Oregon Federal Court,Qarmat Ali Blog,Qarmat Ali Case Update | Read More »

Burn, Baby, Burn

By David Isenberg via HuffingtonPost.com Remember when rioters in Watts, Calif., began shouting “Burn, Baby! BURN!” in the turmoil of 1965? I’m sure they didn’t have the following future in mind. That would be the various lawsuits against KBR for operating burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. But we should all be paying attention to [...]

September 4th, 2012 | Posted in Burn Pit Blog,Burn Pits News,Huffington Post,KBR Lawsuits,National Media,News Coverage,Qarmat Ali Blog | Read More »

When the Going Gets Tough the Tough Looks For a Taxpayer Bailout

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Original Article at Huffington Post It appears that when the going gets tough for some private military contractors, even if it is a result of their own wrongful actions, the tough turn to the taxpayers to bail them out, according to a post on The Pop Tort, which is a project from consumer advocates at [...]

December 6th, 2010 | Posted in Huffington Post,News Coverage | Read More »

Exposing Troops to a Carcinogen Is Not Part of Supporting theTroops

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Original Huffington Post Article I truly did not intend to write about KBR for two consecutive days in a row. But as the saying goes, when it rains, it pours. We have a new development in the Qarmat Ali lawsuit which I last wrote about on October 22. This is the case where U.S. National [...]

November 13th, 2010 | Posted in Huffington Post,National Media,News Coverage | Read More »

An Officer of the (KBR) Court

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Original Article at Huffington Post I have written before on the lawsuit by National Guardsman against KBR regarding the alleged their poisoning by exposure to sodium dichromate at Qarmat Ali project. So here is an update taken from the most recent filings submitted by the plaintiffs’ lawyers in Texas and Oregon. Evidently KBR is being [...]

October 24th, 2010 | Posted in Huffington Post,News Coverage,Qarmat Ali News | Read More »

Huffington Post – Strike Two on ‘Just Following Orders’ Defense

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To paraphrase Yogi Berra, it’s déjà vu all over again for KBR. In my Aug. 31 post I wrote about a significant pro-veteran ruling in the Oregon KBR Qarmat Ali litigation. This is the case where Oregon National Guard troops allege KBR’s liability for negligence and for fraud arising out of plaintiffs’ exposure to sodium [...]

September 29th, 2010 | Posted in Huffington Post,National Media,Qarmat Ali News | Read More »

Huffington Post – Hexavalent chromium issues: Army Secretary says KBR contract still classified

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Original Huffington Post Article A Pentagon deal to grant one of America’s largest military contractors immunity from harming soldiers and civilians in Iraq was a unique arrangement, according to Army Secretary John McHugh. As previously reported in Huffington Post and the Oregonian, taxpayers may be on the hook to compensate more than 150 military veterans [...]

September 2nd, 2010 | Posted in Huffington Post,Oregon | Read More »

Huffington Post – David Isenberg’s article – Veterans 1, KBR O

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Original Article at Huffington Post Veterans 1, KBR O It is time once again to tune in to the latest epsiode, oops, I mean development, of the long running farce, oops, I mean legal case, involving KBR and Oregon National Guard soldiers. Yeterday there was significant pro-veteran ruling in the Oregon KBR Qarmat Ali litigation. [...]

September 1st, 2010 | Posted in Huffington Post,Qarmat Ali News | Read More »

Huffington Post Covers KBR Case

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KBR: Private Military Cancer (PMC) Provider? David Isenberg, Author, Shadow Force: Private Security Contractors in Iraq Yesterday Doyle Raizner LLP, the legal team for the Indiana National Guardsmen, whose claims against KBR were recently dismissed in Indiana federal court, refiled for the Guardsmen in Houston federal court. The suit alleges that KBR knowingly allowed exposure [...]

April 2nd, 2010 | Posted in Huffington Post,Qarmat Ali News | Read More »

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