Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - En Banc Rehearing Petition Denied By 5th Circuit In Iraq War C6 Exposure Suit

Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - En Banc Rehearing Petition Denied By 5th Circuit In Iraq War C6 Exposure Suit

NEW ORLEANS - A divided Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals denied a motion April 28 for rehearing en banc filed by Iraq War contractors to review an order from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas denying dismissal of the lawsuit filed by National Guard members alleging exposure to hexavalent chromium at an oil extraction site in Iraq; the trial court declined to dismiss the claims for lack of jurisdiction under the political question doctrine and the combat activities exception in the Federal Tort Claims Act in August 2012 (Mark McManaway, et al. v. KBR Inc., et al., No. 12-20763, 5th Cir.).

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