KBR Fights To Protect Privileged Docs In FCA Suit

Law360, New York (February 13, 2014, 4:09 PM EST) -- KBR Inc. urged a Washington, D.C., federal judge Wednesday not to compel discovery in a False Claims Act suit accusing it and Halliburton Co. of inflating construction costs during the Iraq War, saying the documents in question are from an internal investigation and thus protected by attorney-client privilege.

The contractor said qui tam relator Harry Barko Jr., a former subcontract administrator for KBR, should not be entitled to view confidential documents it amassed during an internal investigation into possible misconduct while deployed to support the military...
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