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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 »

Government says KBR failed to make valid claim, asks judge to dismiss contractor’s case

By Mike Francis, The Oregonian on March 18, 2013 at 1:57 PM, updated March 18, 2013 at 2:02 PM KBR Inc. is responsible for its own costs for defending itself in lawsuits brought by military veterans, including Oregon National Guard soldiers, lawyers for the federal government argued in federal court Monday. They have asked the judge to […]

March 18th, 2013 | Posted in Burn Pit Blog,News Coverage,Oregon Live,Qamat Ali Overview,Qarmat Ali Case Update | Read More »

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

KBR Must Face Guardsmen’s Toxic-Chromium Suit, Judge Says

KBR Inc. (KBR) must face a trial on claims that it knowingly exposed U.S. troops to toxic chromium dust in 2003 while they were guarding a company work site in Iraq, a Houston judge ruled. Dozens of U.S. national guardsmen from Indiana and West Virginia have sued the Houston-based military contractor over health problems they blame on exposure […]

August 20th, 2012 | Posted in KBR Lawsuits,Michael Patrick Doyle,National Media,Qarmat Ali Blog,Qarmat Ali Case Update,Texas Court Rulings | Read More »

KBR Sodium Dichromate Case Back in Court

Published: June 18, 2012 at 5:13 PM PORTLAND, Ore., June 18 (UPI) — Defense contractor KBR is being sued by Oregon National Guard members who say they were exposed to a carcinogenic chemical in Iraq, attorneys said. The most contentious motion to be argued at hearings this week in U.S. District Court in Portland, Ore., concerns […]

June 21st, 2012 | Posted in News Coverage,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 »

Oregon Guard chemical exposure suit against KBR will move forward

By Julie Sullivan, The Oregonian May 20, 2010, 6:31PM Magistrate Judge Paul Papak will hear arguments July 12 on whether an Oregon Army National Guard veterans’ case against military contractor Kellogg, Brown and Root should go forward in U. S. District Court in Oregon. On Thursday, Papak also granted in part and denied in part […]

May 21st, 2010 | Posted in Oregon Live,Qarmat Ali News | Read More »

Indiana National Guard soldiers re-file lawsuit against KBR

by Star report of Indystar.com Attorneys for Indiana National Guard soldiers exposed to a dangerous chemical in Iraq have refilled their lawsuit against a military contractor in a federal court in Houston.The lawsuit claims that the contractor concealed the risks faced by nearly 140 Hoosier soldiers potentially exposed to a cancer-causing agent. The Guard soldiers […]

April 2nd, 2010 | Posted in National Media,Qarmat Ali News | Read More »

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