Justices Urged To Take Up KBR Electrocuted-Soldier Case

Law360, New York (February 11, 2014, 6:06 PM EST) -- A contractor trade group urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to protect KBR Inc. from a wrongful death suit brought by the family of a soldier who was electrocuted in Iraq, saying the plaintiffs' arguments would allow an end run around sovereign immunity.

KBR petitioned the Supreme Court on Jan. 8, arguing that the Third Circuit erred in ruling that the parents of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Maseth may have a claim under state tort law against KBR, which operated the military base where...
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