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Fifth Circuit Rules In Favor Of KBR In Injured Iraq Truck Drivers' Suit

KBR Inc. (KBR) said that its appeal in the Fisher convoy case was granted by a unanimous panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

The court ruled that the state tort claims of the Plaintiffs in the Fisher convoy case are barred by the exclusive workers compensation remedy provisions of the federal Defense Base Act.

It is KBR's position that this opinion should finally put to rest the long-running legal dispute in this litigation over the applicability of the Defense Base Act when contractor personnel are injured by enemy insurgents while providing overseas logistical support to U.S. combat troops, the company said.

by RTT Staff Writer

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