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In November, a jury found KBR, the military's largest contractor, guilty of negligence in the poisoning of a dozen soldiers, and ordered the company to pay $85 million in damages. Jurors found KBR knew both of the presence and toxicity of the chemical. Other lawsuits against KBR are pending.
KBR, however, says taxpayers should be on the hook for the verdict, as well as more than $15 million the company has spent in its failed legal defense, according to court documents and attorneys involved
Not much we can do to stop this, until the corruption is purged from the system in which it breeds.
Secret indemnity agreements shouldn’t be a problem in the future, because of a provision in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 pushed by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.). The act requires the Pentagon to disclose indemnification clauses that hold military contractors harmless and to justify the agreements to Congress.
Originally posted by nothingwrong
Touching on only a small part of your story:
Perhaps the citizens of the US should petition the government to make it law that no company who is stationed off shore and does not pay US tax, should be permitted to enter into contracts with the government.
So this company would loose all it's contracts until it is once again liable to pay US tax?