Burn Pit MDL Stayed Pending Abu Ghraib Appeals

Law360, New York (December 13, 2010, 2:50 PM EST) -- A federal judge overseeing the multidistrict litigation over allegedly toxic burn pits operated by KBR Inc., Halliburton Co. and other military contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan has stayed the proceedings pending the resolution of similar suits presently on appeal.

On Friday, Judge Roger Titus of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland ordered plaintiffs to provide basic information about their claims, which center on the operation of allegedly hazardous waste fires and water purification facilities, but otherwise halted the jurisdictional discovery in favor of...
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