KBR Not Liable For Soldier's Electrocution, Judge Says (CORRECTED)

Law360, New York (July 16, 2012, 6:15 PM EDT) -- A federal judge tossed a suit Friday against military contractor KBR Inc. over a soldier electrocuted in his shower at a U.S. Army base in Iraq, ruling it couldn't be held liable because Army officials ultimately decided to house soldiers in buildings with hazardous electrical systems.

U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer said the dispute over the alleged role of KBR — which maintained electrical systems at the base — in the 2008 death of Staff Sgt. Ryan Maseth would require evaluation of the military’s decision...
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