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KBR verdict: Judge affirms $81 million of damages awarded to 12 Oregon soldiers for toxic exposure in Iraq

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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

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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 »

Jury has spoken in KBR case, but that’s not the final word

By Mike Francis, The Oregonian on March 02, 2013 at 11:59 AM, updated March 02, 2013 at 11:08 PM While a jury in Portland in November awarded $85 million in damages to 12 Oregon soldiers and veterans who sued defense contractor KBR Inc., the case is far from over. Until the judge enters a formal judgment, many things could [...]

March 4th, 2013 | Posted in KBR Lawsuits,Oregon,Oregon Federal Court,Oregon Live,Qarmat Ali Blog,Qarmat Ali Case Update,Qarmat Ali News | Read More »

KBR asks federal judge to reverse jury verdict, reduce damages or order new trial

By Mike Francis, The Oregonian on February 26, 2013 at 1:38 PM, updated February 26, 2013 at 1:55 PM The federal judge presiding over the case brought by a set of Oregon soldiers and veterans against defense contractor KBR Inc. should overrule the jury’s verdict against the company, reduce the damages awarded to the soldiers, or order a [...]

February 26th, 2013 | Posted in KBR Lawsuits,Michael Patrick Doyle,Oregon Live,Qarmat Ali News,Sodium Dichromate & Hexavalent Chromium | Read More »

Army secretary who signed KBR indemnification had clashed with Rumsfeld

By Mike Francis, The Oregonian on January 24, 2013 at 8:49 AM, updated January 24, 2013 at 8:59 AM The former secretary also was a big shareholder in Enron, but had to sell his shares when taking his job. Those sales came under suspicion when the company foundered, but he was not charged with any misdeed. However, [...]

January 29th, 2013 | Posted in Governmental Affairs,KBR Lawsuits,Oregon Live,Qarmat Ali Blog,Qarmat Ali Case Update,Qarmat Ali News | Read More »

Iraq war contractor says federal government should pay $100 million in lawsuit damages, fees

Published November 27, 2012 Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. –  An Iraq war contractor that lost a lawsuit to a group of sickened Oregon soldiers has filed a lawsuit seeking to force the federal government to pay $85 million in damages awarded to the soldiers. Kellogg Brown and Root also asks that the government pay more [...]

January 2nd, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press,KBR Lawsuits,News Coverage,Qarmat Ali Blog,Qarmat Ali Case Update,Qarmat Ali News | Read More »

American court ruling gives fresh hope to seven RAF men in Iraq ‘poison’ claim

By TOM KELLY US troops awarded £4.4m in damages Exposed to agent which damages lungs and kidneys Now seven RAF men may make similar claim A court ruling has given fresh hope to seven RAF gunners suing a company that allegedly made them ill by exposing them to a toxic chemical in Iraq. A US jury [...]

January 2nd, 2013 | Posted in British Troops,KBR Lawsuits,News Coverage,Qamat Ali Overview,Qarmat Ali Blog,Qarmat Ali News,Sodium Dichromate & Hexavalent Chromium | Read More »

Jurors say it didn’t take long to determine KBR was negligent

Monday, November 05, 2012, 2:40 PM Mike Francis, The Oregonian KBR Inc. knew a hazardous chemical was present at an Iraqi water treatment plant even before arriving there, said one of the jurors who on Friday awarded $85 million in damages to 12 Oregon soldiers. But the defense contractor allowed soldiers and employees to work there [...]

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

Multi-million dollar payouts for US soldiers exposed to hexavalent chromium

7 November 2012 Rebecca Trager A US federal court has awarded more than $85 million (£53 million) to 12 Oregon National Guard soldiers who alleged that military contractor Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR) knowingly exposed them tohexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)), a known carcinogen. Their exposure occurred at a water treatment plant they guarded in Iraq in 2003.In its 2 [...]

January 2nd, 2013 | Posted in KBR Lawsuits,News Coverage,Oregon,Oregon Lawsuits,Qarmat Ali Blog,Qarmat Ali Case Update,Qarmat Ali News | 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 »

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