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In re: KBR, Inc., Burn Pit Litigation

Veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan allege exposure to smoke from open-air burn pits where military contractor disposed of waste, including batteries and tires, caused serious, sometimes fatal, illnesses. Further, the contractor supplied harmful, insufficiently potable drinking water. Fourth Circuit: Can’t sue the contractor over that. The record, developed by means of a “herculean” discovery process, shows the military had control over the contractor’s operations, and we can’t second-guess the military’s decisions in a war zone.


Tags: 2018, Fourth Circuit, Government Contracts, Political Question

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