Article published today in The Oregonian by writer Julie Sullivan regarding the sodium dichromate exposure at Qarmat Ali
Today, the federal court dismissed the claims of the Indiana National Guardsmen in ‘McManaway et al v. KBR, Inc.’ pending in Evansville, Indiana. The Court found that the KBR defendants could not be sued in Indiana.
On March 31, 2010, Doyle LLP re-filed the legal claims of the Indiana Guardsmen exposed to the highly toxic chemical sodium dichromate at KBR’s Qarmat Ali project in southern Iraq (including the widow of Lt. Col. Jim Gentry, who died from his exposure in November 2009) .
Today Judge Paul Papak issued a memorandum opinion and order denying KBR’s motion to dismiss claims of former members of the Oregon National Guard for lack of jurisdiction.
Today BBC News profiled Doyle clients Andy Tosh and his fellow RAF servicemen who have filed suit against KBR. The UK servicemen were members of a regiment that served at the Qarmat Ali water treatment plant in Southern Iraq. The BBC article can be found at this link: BBC article