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Widener Commonwealth Law School

Monday, September 18, 2006

Sure, We'll Help Get That Medal...Just Sign Here.

...or so it seems Halliburton has said.  From a KBR (Halliburton subsidiary) document given to an employee injured in Iraq, who was seeking the civilian version of a Purple Heart:

. . . I agree that in consideration for the application for a Defense of Freedom Medal on my behalf that. . . I hereby release, aquit and discharge KBR, all KBR employees, the military, and any of their representatives. . . with respect to and from any and all claims and any and all causes of action, of any kind or character, whether now known or unknown, I may have against any of them which exist as of the date of this authorization. . . . This release also applies to any claims brought by any person or agency or class action under which I may have a right or benefit.

According to the story, the recipient of the form didn't sign it, still received his medal, and sued the company subsequently.

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