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Court Says Military Contractors Not Entitled to Automatic Sovereign Immunity

KBR Inc. and Halliburton Co. are not automatically immune from claims by military service members suing over health damage from the contractors’ burn pits, a federal appeals court ruled, reversing a lower court. KBR is entitled to immunity “only if …

Court: Workers’ Comp Bars Iraq Convoy Drivers’ Suit Against KBR, Halliburton

A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected a lawsuit brought against KBR Inc. and Halliburton Co. by the families of two convoy drivers killed in a 2004 insurgent attack in Iraq. The U.S. Court of Appeal for the 5th Circuit, …