KBR Urges 9th Circ. To Toss $81M Toxin Award

Law360, New York (March 3, 2014, 5:32 PM EST) -- Defense contractor KBR Inc. on Friday asked the Ninth Circuit to toss an $81 million award for U.S. National Guard members allegedly exposed to toxic chemicals at a facility in Iraq, citing a high court ruling last week in Walden v. Fiore that raised the bar for a court’s jurisdiction over defendants.

In a motion for summary reversal filed to the Ninth Circuit, the defense contractor argued that the U.S. Supreme Court’s Walden ruling on Feb. 25 rejected the standard for personal jurisdiction that the Oregon...
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