KBR Asks Judge To Nix Iraq Toxic Burn Pit MDL

KBR Asks Judge To Nix Iraq Toxic Burn Pit MDL

By Chuck Stanley

Law360, Washington (January 17, 2017, 2:35 PM EST) — Defense contractor KBR Inc. on Friday asked a Maryland federal court to toss a multidistrict litigation over allegations that the company exposed military personnel to toxic fumes from a burn pit in Iraq, saying that the court does not have jurisdiction over military battlefield decisions.

KBR said that it operated the burn pits to dispose of trash under the direct control of the U.S. military, which it argues made a battlefield decision to order the use of the pits, based on a variety of risk factors….

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