Jury Verdict in Oregon Case
HOUSTON -- November 05, 2012
On November 2, 2012, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of
Oregon issued a verdict in the Bixby et al v. KBR case involving alleged
sodium dichromate exposure in Iraq at the Qarmat Ali water treatment facility
in 2003. The jury found in favor of twelve plaintiffs on their claims, and
awarded them $10.2 million in actual damages and $75 million in punitive
This is a jury verdict, and not a final judgment in the case. The potential
KBR financial impact is unknown until a final judgment is entered by the U.S.
District Court for the District of Oregon, which may differ from the jury
verdict. Following the final judgment, KBR’s actions may include appealing the
decision, seeking to enforce KBR’s indemnity rights under the Restore Iraqi
Oil contract with the U.S. Army, and seeking reimbursement for all incurred
costs for which KBR is entitled pursuant to the contract under the Federal
Acquisition Regulations. The timing of the final judgment and ensuing KBR
actions are unknown at this time.
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