KBR Asks High Court To Mull Appeal Over Iraq Pollution

Law360, New York (August 4, 2014, 1:53 PM EDT) -- Government contractor KBR Inc. has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on whether soldiers can sue it for allegedly exposing them to toxins at a water treatment plant in Iraq, claiming the political question doctrine and the Federal Tort Claims Act bar the state-law tort claims.

In a petition for writ of certiorari filed July 28, KBR argued the court should hold the contractor’s petition until it issues decisions in two other similar cases currently pending before the court. The Fifth Circuit in April...
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