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£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 »

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

David Sugerman

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 »

Mike Doyle Discusses the KBR Verdict on Current TV

Mike Doyle on Current TV - KBR Verdict

Mike Doyle appeared on Current TV’s top rated show “The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur” to discuss the $85 million verdict against KBR and the secret indemnity agreement. Click here to watch the segment.

January 10th, 2013 | Posted in KBR Lawsuits,Michael Patrick Doyle,News Coverage,Qarmat Ali Blog,Qarmat Ali Case Update,Sodium Dichromate & Hexavalent Chromium | Read More »

Post KBR Trial and Verdict Update

After several weeks of an informal, partial gag order entered at the request of KBR shortly before the verdict was delivered, we are now able to comment more fully on the verdict, the full facts of the case, and other developments in the fight for the Qarmat Ali veterans.  As was widely reported, on November [...]

January 2nd, 2013 | Posted in Governmental Affairs,KBR Lawsuits,Oregon Federal Court,Oregon Lawsuits,Qarmat Ali Blog,Qarmat Ali Case Update,Sodium Dichromate & Hexavalent Chromium | 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 »

KBR Ordered to Pay Troops $85 Million in Chromium Case

By Laurel Brubaker Calkins - Nov 3, 2012 12:00 PM CT KBR Inc. (KBR), the largest U.S. military contractor, must pay 12 U.S. soldiers $85 million in noneconomic and punitive damages for negligently exposing the troops to toxic chromium dust at a company worksite in Iraq in 2003, a federal court jury in Portland, Oregon, said. The case was [...]

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

Blumenauer Statement on KBR Ruling

Friday, 02 November 2012 19:01 PORTLAND –Rep. Earl Blumenauer released the following statement regarding the verdict in the case of Oregon National Guard soldiers and KBR, Inc: Today’s verdict in the defense contractor KBR trial, brought by a dozen Oregon Army National Guard soldiers, is an important milestone.  I’ve met with these brave soldiers and [...]

January 2nd, 2013 | Posted in KBR Lawsuits,Oregon Rulings,Qarmat Ali Blog,Sodium Dichromate & Hexavalent Chromium | Read More »

District of Oregon Denies KBR’s Motion to Dismiss For Second Time

KBR’s latest attempt to avoid trial of claims that they knowingly placed members of the Oregon Guard in danger of hexavalent chromium poisoning was denied for a second time. The troops were guarding a KBR company work site at the Qarmat Ali Water Treatment Plant near Basra, Iraq in 2003 that had been contaminated with [...]

August 30th, 2012 | Posted in Blog,KBR Lawsuits,Oregon Court Filings,Oregon Court Filings,Oregon Federal Court,Oregon Rulings,Qarmat Ali Case Update,Sodium Dichromate & Hexavalent Chromium | Read More »

Judge in KBR case rejects challenges to three expert witnesses

Three expert witnesses called by Oregon National Guard soldiers and by defense contractor KBR Inc. will be allowed to testify when the soldiers’ case against KBR comes to trial, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Papak said Friday that testimony from dueling experts on wind-dispersion patterns and KBR’s expert microbiologist will be permitted. [...]

August 20th, 2012 | Posted in KBR Lawsuits,News Coverage,Oregon Court Filings,Oregon Court Filings,Oregon Lawsuits,Oregon Live,Oregon Rulings,Qarmat Ali Blog,Qarmat Ali Case Update,Sodium Dichromate & Hexavalent Chromium | Read More »

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