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Cadwalader: D.C. Circuit Upholds Attorney-Client Privilege Again in In re Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc.
Posted on 18 Aug 2015 by Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

On August 11, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit granted a petition by Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc. (“KBR”) for a writ of mandamus in order to protect KBR’s assertion of attorney-client privilege over its prior internal... Read More

Technip To Pay $338 Million To Settle Foreign Bribery Charges
Posted on 29 Jun 2010 by Dylan McGuire

HOUSTON - A French engineering and construction company has agreed to pay $98 million to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and $240 million to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ... Read More

William A. Ruskin: Genetic Transformation Injury As A Basis For Emotional Distress Damages
Posted on 25 Nov 2013 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

By William A. Ruskin The traditional rule in tort law is that the threat of future harm, not yet realized, is not sufficient to state a claim. However, over the past twenty-five years, plaintiffs in toxic tort litigation have sought to assert new non... Read More

Contractor Wants Iraqi Law To Decide Pennsylvania Lawsuit
Posted on 7 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PITTSBURGH - (AP) Attorneys for Houston-based military contractor KBR Inc. have asked a federal judge in Pittsburgh to apply Iraqi law to a lawsuit filed by the mother of a Pittsburgh-area soldier who was electrocuted while showering at a U.S. military... Read More

Oregon veterans suit against KBR can continue
Posted on 31 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PORTLAND, Ore. - (AP) A federal magistrate has ruled that a lawsuit by Oregon Army National Guard veterans against contractor Kellogg Brown & Root can continue. U.S. District Magistrate Paul Papak denied KBR's second motion to dismiss the suit... Read More

Judge Dismisses W.Va. Soldiers' Case Against KBR
Posted on 4 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WHEELING W.Va. - (AP) A federal judge in West Virginia has dismissed two lawsuits filed by National Guardsmen who believe they were exposed to toxic chemicals in Iraq, and those soldiers now plan to join similar litigation in Texas. U.S. District Judge... Read More

Supreme Court Rejects Iraq Case Against Halliburton
Posted on 29 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a woman who wants to sue Halliburton for the brain injury her husband suffered when a truck in a fuel convoy crashed in Iraq. The justices, without comment Monday, let stand a federal... Read More

Texas Woman Loses Iraq Rape Case Against KBR
Posted on 11 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HOUSTON - (AP) A former KBR Inc. employee who said she was drugged and raped while working in Iraq lost her lawsuit against the military contractor Friday. The jury of eight men and three women rejected Jamie Leigh Jones' claims a day after starting... Read More

U.S. Sues Kellogg, Brown & Root Over Costs For Private Security In Iraq
Posted on 2 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States has filed a lawsuit against Kellogg Brown & Root Services (KBR), alleging that the defense contractor violated the False Claims Act, the Justice Department announced April 1. The lawsuit, filed in U.S... Read More