If the lawyers on opposite sides of a federal wrongful death lawsuit agree on anything, it's that the other side is misinterpreting recent court rulings governing the liability of a private Defense contractor.
The parents of Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Maseth, 24, a native of Shaler, are suing KBR Inc. for the Jan. 2, 2008, death of their son while he showered on a military base in Iraq maintained by the company.
Cheryl Harris and Douglas Maseth say shoddy electrical work by KBR on a pump caused their son's electrocution. KBR contends that while it had the maintenance contract for the building, the Army decided not to make the building electrically safe.
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