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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 »

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 »

Oregon soldiers charge KBR with concealing critical document in sodium dichromate case

Visit Oregon Live for Full Stories By Mike Francis, The Oregonian Lawyers for Oregon National Guard soldiers suing defense contractor KBR Inc. said this week the Houston-based company deliberately concealed a document proving it knew before the invasion of Iraq of the presence of a deadly carcinogen at a water treatment plant in the southern […]

April 5th, 2012 | Posted in Oregon Court Filings,Oregon Lawsuits,Oregon Live | Read More »

9th Circuit Tells KBR to Get Ready for Trial

By Amanda Halter In a terse one-line opinion, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today dismissed KBR’s appeal of Oregon federal judge Paul Papak’s ruling rejecting KBR’s position that the private military contractor is immune from suit. The decision represents a monumental step forward for the several dozen Oregon National Guardsmen who filed suit against […]

December 14th, 2010 | Posted in Documents,KBR Lawsuits,Oregon Court Filings,Oregon Federal Court,Oregon Lawsuits,Oregon Rulings,Qarmat Ali Blog,Qarmat Ali Case Update | Read More »

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