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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 »

£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 »

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 http://www.channel4.com/news/fight-for-justice-over-iraq-chemicals-exposure-video

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

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

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

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

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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

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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 »

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