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Military contractor KBR files brief with Supreme Court in attempt to nix burn pit review | Fox News

Posted by M. C. on December 22, 2018

From the comments-Blame isn’t on KBR it is on the U.S military. They weren’t even at alot of (cops),(pb), (jss) and so forth. During my second tour we had to run around the burn pit we had every morning for pt. Literally everything that had to be disposed of was burned in that pit. Yet the va essentially denies it having any effects on soldiers

Military contractor Kellogg, Brown, and Root has filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking it to throw out multiple lawsuits filed by veterans who say they were made sick by burn pits the company used for waste disposal on bases in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In a brief filed last week, officials for KBR and its former parent company Halliburton urged the court not to restore dozens of the lawsuits filed against the companies, who handled daily operations for many of the bases starting in 2001. They claim that the lawsuits were already dismissed properly because the courts have no jurisdiction over military strategy.

“The separation-of-powers principles underlying the political question doctrine preclude courts from second-guessing professional military judgments that are within the exclusive province of the political branches,” reads a line from the filing obtained by Fox News…

It was a crushing blow to those who filed the original class-action lawsuits, who maintain they were made ill by the use of open-air burn pits. More than 60 lawsuits allege that KBR’s practice of dumping tires, batteries, medical waste, and other materials into open burn pits created harmful smoke that caused neurological problems, cancers, and other health issues in more than 800 service members…

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