Thursday, May 10, 2018

Appeals Court Dismissed the Burn Pit Lawsuit

On July 19, 2017, U.S. District Court Judge Roger W. Titus for the District of Maryland dismissed the burn pit lawsuits consolidated in In re KBR Inc. Burn Pit LitigationOn August 4, 2017, a Notice of Appeal of the decision was filed with the Court.

Docket Text: (Issue: Whether the district court erred in dismissing service members' claims on political question grounds and based upon combatant activities exception in Federal Tort Claims Act.)

The CASE WAS LISTED for oral argument on May 9, 2018, before the US 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, Richmond, VA. Court calendar and briefsAlan Metzgar v. KBR, Inc.

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On June 20, 2018 The US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously DISMISSED the case.

Click here to read the opinion of the Court.

Click here for Subscriber Updates 4th Circuit Court of Appeals Docket No. 17-1960

See also: AP Appeals court tosses veterans' lawsuits over burn pits 06-20-2018

Updated: 06-20-2018