Saturday, December 20, 2014

The US Solicitor General Urges Supreme Court To Deny KBR’s Request for Review

The Solicitor General, on behalf of the US Government, submitted a brief on Dec. 18, 2014 urging Supreme Court to reject the appeal request of defendant KBR in the Burn Pit Litigation case. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals held in favor of the military personnel and their families in an action against KBR, and others, for negligently operating burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In the brief The US Government recommends that burn pit cases be remanded to the U.S. District Court for further proceedings. The Solicitor General wrote, “…The petition for a writ of certiorari should be denied.” 

Cases in the Burn Pit multi-district 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. in the management and operation of open-air burn pits in active war zones. Read more about burn pit litigation .


Jon L. Gelman of Wayne NJ is the author of NJ Workers’ Compensation Law (West-Thompson-Reuters) and co-author of the national treatise, Modern Workers’ Compensation Law (West-Thompson-Reuters). For over 4 decades the Law Offices of Jon L Gelman  have been representing injured military, government contractors and civilian government employees and their families who have suffered illness or injury as a result of burn pit exposures. To contact Jon L Gelman click here.