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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 »

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 »

Defense Contractor KBR Tries to Toss Expert Witnesses from Oregon Guard Trial

Defense contractor KBR tries to toss expert witness from Oregon Guard trial Published: Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 1:24 PM     Updated: Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 1:41 PM By Mike Francis, The Oregonian Follow 0 ShareEmailPrint View full sizeSome soldiers in Oregon Army National Guard are in a lawsuit against defense contractor KBR for their exposure to the [...]

June 21st, 2012 | Posted in Local Newspapers,News Coverage,Oregon,Oregon Live,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 »

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