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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Contractor KBR asks Supreme Court to rule on burn-pit lawsuits

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Government contractor KBR will find out this year whether the Supreme Court will consider a group of lawsuits filed against the company for its operation of burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Houston-based firm has petitioned the court to hear arguments in the case of Alan Metzgar et. al. v. KBR Inc., a collection of class-action and individual suits alleging that KBR and former parent company Halliburton acted negligently when operating the burn pits for the U.S. military, exposing troops to toxic fumes and pollutants.

KBR is arguing that the case, which in March was sent back for reconsideration to its original court by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, should be heard by the high court because it addresses issues of constitutional law on combatant activities and contract support.

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