KBR Takes Aim At Troop Class Action Over Burn Pits

Law360, New York (February 1, 2010, 5:39 PM EST) -- Military contractor KBR Inc. has filed a motion to dismiss claims in a putative class action brought by U.S. military personnel claiming the company exposed them to toxic fumes from open air burn pits used to dispose of waste.

On Friday, KBR filed a memorandum in support of its motion to dismiss in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, arguing the use of burn pits was the policy of the U.S. military and that the action conflicts with well established principles of derivative...
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