PORTLAND, Ore. – A jury has ordered an American military contractor to pay $85 million after finding it guilty of negligence for illnesses suffered by a dozen Oregon soldiers who guarded an oilfield water plant during the Iraq war.
The jury deliberated for just two days before reaching a decision Friday against Kellogg Brown and Root.
The company was ordered to pay $6.25 million to each of the soldiers in punitive damages and $850,000 in noneconomic damages.
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