Ore. National Guard Poisoning Suit V. KBR To Proceed

Law360, New York (August 31, 2010, 5:10 PM EDT) -- A magistrate judge has denied military contractor KBR Inc.’s motion to dismiss in a lawsuit lodged by more than two dozen Oregon National Guard soldiers who claimed they suffered hexavalent chromium poisoning while providing security for the company during its restoration of a water plant in Iraq.

In an order filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, Judge Paul Papak rejected KBR’s argument that the court lacked subject matter jurisdiction in the case and denied two attempts by KBR to invoke...
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