December 18, 2014
SG Opinion Update: Supreme Court receives brief from the Solicitor General in burn pit litigation
Upon request by the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Solicitor General submitted a brief on Dec. 18, 2014 providing his opinion of how the pending burn pit litigation should move forward. The brief recommends that burn pit cases be remanded to the U.S. District Court for further proceedings. Cases in the multidistrict litigation KBR Inc. et al. v. Alan Metzgar et al include personal injury and wrongful death claims by veterans against the military contractor KBR, Inc. for its management and operation of open-air burn pits in active war zones.
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Motley Rice attorneys have been working with co-counsel Susan Burke of Burke PLLC in the KBR, Inc., Burn Pit multidistrict litigation representing clients against multiple defense contractors for allegedly exposing American soldiers and former employees of defense contractors to toxic smoke, ash and fumes generated by disposing of waste in open-air burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. Contact Motley Rice attorney James Ledlie by email or 1.800.768.4026 or Burke PLLC attorney Susan Burke by email or 202.386.9622 , if you have questions about the burn pit litigation.