Qarmat Ali

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Oregon Judge Upholds $81 Million Judgment Against KBR in Toxic Chemical Case

    Poor KBR just can't get a break -- a federal judge in Oregon has affirmed an $81 million judgment against the Houston-based firm for exposing National Guard soldiers to a deadly chemical at an Iraqi water injection plant in 2003. The judgment was awarded to the first 12 veterans, out of hundreds sti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    Classy Action: KBR Disagreed With an $85 Million Judgment Against Them, So They Accused Jurors of Misconduct

    After KBR was ordered in November to pay $85 million to a dozen Oregon National Guard soldiers who were exposed to a toxic chemical while providing security for contractors in Iraq in 2003, we figured there'd be some foot-stomping and an immediate appeal. We didn't think KBR would have the chutzpah ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    National Guardsmen Awarded $85 Million Over KBR's Negligence

    An Oregon federal jury awarded $85 million to 12 Oregon Nation Guard soldiers who were exposed to a toxic chemical while providing security for Kellogg, Brown and Root contractors at an Iraqi water treatment plant. The company was found negligent and each soldier will receive $850,000 in non-econom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    KBR Chemical Lawsuit: Soldiers' Lawyers Say They Found Smoking Gun

    When we wrote about American and European soldiers suing Kellogg, Brown & Root for allegedly exposing them to a cancer-causing chemical at an Iraqi water treatment plant, we thought the company's excuse -- it had no idea the chemical was onsite before boots were on the ground -- was pretty flimsy. A ... More >>

  • News

    February 16, 2012

    Blood Money

    More than 200 soldiers are suing KBR for knowingly exposing them to toxic chemicals in Iraq, whose effects started with nose bleeds and could end with cancer. KBR says that didn't happen. But even if it did, the company isn't responsible. Taxpayers are.

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Declassified KBR Contract Shows How It Gets a Free Pass for Willful Misconduct

    These dudes know how to write a sweet contract.​A KBR government contract protected the company from liability for injuries or deaths caused by willful misconduct, according to recently declassified Army documents. Although the existence of the clause was revealed as a part of a lawsuit file ... More >>