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Judge Rules in Favor of Troops in KBR Lawsuit: Defense Contractor Guilty of Negligence

Portland rules in favor of the troops. Now it would be great if the Appeals Court will favor the rulings also and do it quickly.

Oregon Live: In a potentially precedent-setting verdict, a Portland jury found defense contractor KBR Inc. was negligent, but did not commit fraud against a dozen Oregon Army National Guard soldiers who sued the company for its conduct in Iraq nine years ago.

Magistrate Judge Paul Papak announced the decision about 3:35 p.m. the U.S. Courthouse in Portland. Each soldier was awarded $850,000 in non-economic damages and $6.25 million in punitive damages.

"It's a little bit of justice," said Guard veteran Jason Arnold, moments after the verdict was announced Friday afternoon. Arnold was one of four of the soldier-plaintiffs in the courtroom was the verdict was read.

The verdict should send an important message to those who rely on military troops, he said.

"We're not disposable," said another soldier, Aaron St. Clair. "People are not going to make money from our blood."

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Even If KBR Is Successful in Delaying Monetary Awards For Years,

this case still sends a message to KBR and other companies that if they are indifferent and negligent regarding the welfare of their soldiers,THEY WILL PAY.

What aggravates me about this post

is how little attention it's given here.

I know there's less than 200 signed in, it's a weekend post and all that, but this post is the end result of what the Liberty mov't is all about — end the wars! And by extension, the Fed.

Unless someone shows some backbone, sues (=prosecutes, remember that word?) TPTB laugh all the way to the bank.

We are a 'land of laws'. When an attorney takes on the system, wins, and there's not a DP front page celebration, I don't know what to think..

"If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

ONCE A DICK ALWAYS A DICK

Don't think for a second Dick Chaney isn't pulling the KBR strings still today. You remember Dick, the guy who orchastrated the war in Iraq, looted the country and killed countless civilians.

By the way, the American Citizen is still paying for that US invasion of Iraq.

James

and for the looks of things

the bush-cheney plutocracy have been getting away with it, until THIS jury came along.

Ground floor victory. Awesome job by Sugerman! Unreal!

"If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

Jury holds KBR, war profiteer, accountable!

Awesome.

"If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

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