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KBR and Other Military Intelligence Companies Acting Without Repercussions

Le Monde Diplomatique recently released an article discussing the immense freedom private intelligence companies enjoy in maintaining extensive government contracts irrespective of the  activities in which they engage. The article provides that the need for accountability is at an all-time high and begins by discussing the conduct of Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR). The first […]

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Doyle Introduces New Burn Pit Resources

Doyle LLP is pleased to announce new resources for military members and their families to provide information about burn pit exposure. From 2003 to 2013, thousands of military members were exposed to toxic materials burned on military bases with serious health consequences. What’s the Background on Burn Pit Litigation? Government contractors including Halliburton and KBR […]

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West Explosion Offers Look into American Workers’ Dangerous Work Conditions

Salon.com published a story addressing the dangerous work conditions millions of Americans endure every day. The article states the government documents 4,500 workplace deaths every year at a cost of $250 billion. Texas hosts “the nation’s highest number of workplace fatalities”. West, Texas being the location of a catastrophic explosion is not happenstance. Texas promotes […]

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Another KBR Ploy Rejected: KBR’s Motion for Contempt Denied by Oregon Judge

One of several motions heard by Judge Papak last month in Oregon Federal Court involved yet another attempt to lash out at the attorneys who proudly represent the veterans of Qarmat Ali. A jury awarded a bellwether group of twelve of the 162 veterans a total $85.2 million in November for KBR’s misconduct in exposing […]

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Former VA Researcher Testifies Before House Committee about Burn Pit Research Cover-up

A former Veterans Affairs researcher testified before the House Committee on Veterans Affairs this week about the organization’s efforts to minimize research that supports claims of Gulf War Illness and illness from burn pit exposure. Steven Coughlin was an epidemiologist in the VA’s public health department until he resigned over a request to retract his […]

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Huffington Post Acquires KBR’s Indemnity Clause, Authorization Came from Former Enron Exec

Through the Freedom of Information Act, The Huffington Post reported today that it has acquired the signed indemnity agreement between the United States Army and KBR (at the time known as Kellogg, Brown, and Root). The Army official that signed the agreement at the insistence of the Houston-based private contractor was a former Enron executive. […]

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Huffington Post Covers KBR’s Motion for Government to Foot Bill

The Huffington Post published an article concerning the indemnity agreement between KBR and the government. KBR has sued the government for indemnity arising out of the $85 million verdict in favor of 12 soldiers exposed to sodium dichromate in Iraq while protecting KBR engineers repairing a water treatment facility. The Huffington Post’s front page headline […]

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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 […]

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Court of Appeals sends case for electrocution of Texas soldier back for trial

Overturning the New Orleans federal district court’s dismissal before any investigation into the merits, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit reversed and remanded for trial the legal action filed by the parents of Texas National Guardsman Sgt. Chris Everett, electrocuted while serving at Camp Taqaddum in Iraq in September 2005. The […]

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KBR’s attempt to silence www.kbrlitigation.com blocked

Today the ICANN Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution panel rejected KBR’s attempt to silence www.kbrlitigation.com, the public information site maintained for the Qarmat Ali vets and public to stay informed about the KBR Qarmat Ali litigation.  Although literally dozens of sites used “KBR” and various combinations, KBR chose to pursue a claim to shut down […]

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