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Strike Two on “Just Following Orders” Defense

David Isenberg
David Isenberg Author, Shadow Force: Private Security Contractors in Iraq

Posted: September 9, 2010 04:28 PM

To paraphrase Yogi Berra it’s déjà vu all over again for KBR.

In my Aug. 31 post I wrote about a significant pro-veteran ruling in the Oregon KBR Qarmat Ali litigation. This is the case where Oregon National Guard troops allege KBR’s liability for negligence and for fraud arising out of plaintiffs’ exposure to sodium dichromate and resultanthexavalent chromium poisoning while assigned to duty at the Qarmat Ali water plant in 2003.

Paul Papak, the federal district judge rejected the motion by KBR and co-defendants to dismiss the suit for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction and rejected it.

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