SOLDIERS-CHEMICAL EXPOSURE-Indiana soldiers suit against KBR in Houston

SOLDIERS-CHEMICAL EXPOSURE
Indiana soldiers suit against KBR in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) - Lawyers for dozens of Indiana National Guard
soldiers claiming they were exposed to a potentially cancer-causing
chemical while in Iraq are continuing their lawsuit against a
defense contractor.
The suit filed in Houston against KBR comes after a federal
judge in Indianapolis dismissed their suit. He ruled Feb. 25 that
his court lacked "personal jurisdiction" over KBR and several
related companies named in the lawsuit.
The suit was refiled last week in Houston, where KBR is based.
KBR has denied wrongdoing. KBR's Mark Lowes says any
contamination that the company found was property reported.
About 140 Indiana soldiers allege KBR failed to warn them that
an Iraqi water pumping plant they helped guard in 2003 was tainted
with a substance linked to cancer and other diseases.


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