KBR, Halliburton Victorious In Toxic Burn Pit MDL

Law360, New York (February 27, 2013, 7:15 PM EST) -- A Maryland federal judge on Wednesday dismissed all 57 cases in multidistrict litigation alleging KBR Inc. and Halliburton Co. exposed U.S. military personnel to toxic fumes from open-air burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan after finding that the court lacks jurisdiction over military decisions.

Because the call to use open-air burn pits at military bases came from the highest levels of military command, Judge Roger W. Titus found that the court lacked jurisdiction to rule on the case under the political question doctrine, which holds that...
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Jobes v. KBR, Inc. et al


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8:10-cv-00836

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Maryland

Nature of Suit

P.I.: Other

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Roger W Titus

Date Filed

April 5, 2010

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