Sen. Seeks Keen Eye On KBR's Use Of Indemnity In Iraq Suits
By Dietrich Knauth
Law360, New York (May 25, 2012, 7:25 PM ET) -- Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has asked the U.S. Department of Defense to step up its oversight of defense contractor KBR Inc., which Wyden said is wasting taxpayer money in an effort to drag out lawsuits over soldiers' alleged exposure to toxic chemicals in Iraq.
The U.S. is paying KBR's legal bill under a recently declassified indemnification clause in KBR's contract to restore the Qarmat Ali water plant, where several National Guard soldiers say they were exposed to hexavalent chromium. Two of the soldiers have died of...