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STEPHEN CLAY ROE4/17/2008JOHNS PENDLETON COURT REPORTERS800 562-1285Page 1UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTEASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANAIN RE: KATRINA CANAL BREACHES CIVIL ACTIONCONSOLIDATED LITIGATIONNO. 05-4182"K" (2)PERTAINS TO: MRGO-ROBINSON JUDGE DUVALFILED IN: 05-4181, 05-4182, MAG. WILKINSON05-5237, 05-6073, 05-6314,05-6324, 05-6327, 05-6359,06-0225, 06-0886, 06-1885,06-2152, 06-2278, 06-2287,06-2824, 06-4024, 06-4065,06-4066, 06-4389, 06-4634,06-4931, 06-5032, 06-5155,06-5159, 06-5161, 06-5162,06-5260, 06-5771, 06-5786,06-5937, 07-0206, 07-0621,07-1073, 07-1271, 07-1285Videotaped Deposition ofWASHINGTON GROUP INTERNATIONAL BYSTEPHEN CLAY ROE,14054 West Cornell Avenue, Lakewood, Colorado80228, taken in the offices of Hawley,Troxell, Ennis & Hawley, 877 Main Street,Suite 1000, Boise, Idaho 83702, on Thursday,the 17th day of April, 2008.
 
STEPHEN CLAY ROE4/17/2008JOHNS PENDLETON COURT REPORTERS800 562-12852 (Pages 2 to 5)
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APPEARANCES:
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LAW OFFICE OF JOSEPH M. BRUNO(BY: JOSEPH M. BRUNO, ESQ.
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SCOTT JOANEN, ESQ.)855 Baronne Street
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New Orleans, Louisiana 70113PLAINTIFFS LIAISON COUNSEL
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LEVIN, PAPANTONIO, MITCHELL,ECHSNER & PROCTOR
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(BY: MATT SCHULTZ, ESQ.)316 South Baylen Street
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Suite 600Pensacola, Florida 32591
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ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFFS
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JONES, DAY
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(BY: ADRIAN WAGER-ZITO, ESQ.DEBRA CLAYMAN, ESQ.
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JULIA CRONIN, ESQ.)51 Louisiana Avenue, N.W.
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Washington, D.C. 20001ATTORNEYS WASHINGTON GROUP
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INTERNATIONAL
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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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CIVIL DIVISIONTORTS BRANCH
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(BY: JEFF EHRLICH, ESQ.RICHARD STONE, ESQ.)
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Post Office Box 888Benjamin Franklin Station
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Washington, D.C. 20044ATTORNEYS FOR UNITED STATES
232425
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VIDEOTAPED BY:Brad Fischer
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I-Dep, Inc.
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REPORTED BY:ROGER D. JOHNS, RMR, CRR, RDR, CSR
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Certified Court ReporterState of Louisiana
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S T I P U L A T I O N
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It is stipulated and agreed by and between
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counsel for the parties hereto
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that the deposition of the aforementioned
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witness is hereby being taken under the
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Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, for all
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purposes, in accordance with law;
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That the formalities of reading and
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signing are specifically not waived;
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That the formalities of certification and
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filing are specifically waived;
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That all objections, save those as to the
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form of the question and the responsiveness of 
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the answer, are hereby reserved until such
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time as this deposition, or any part thereof,
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may be used or sought to be used in evidence.
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* * * *
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ROGER D. JOHNS, RDR, CRR, Certified Court
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Reporter for the State of Louisiana,
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officiated in administering the oath to the
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witness.
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I N D E X
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PAGE
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Bates numbered WGI-000005 through 09....... 1638704...................................... 65
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WGI-38769.................................. 65038742..................................... 73
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WGI Number 2............................... 81Document 3................................. 94
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WGI page number 4......................... 100WGI-5 to 9................................ 101
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WGI-67877................................. 14167884..................................... 142
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WGI-81976................................. 142WGI-2..................................... 160
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WGI-3..................................... 164WGI-40963................................. 166
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WGI-4..................................... 1665......................................... 173
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6......................................... 192WGI-81181 and WGI-81191................... 206
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WGI-081191................................ 210WGI-47665 in seriatim to 47761............ 215
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WGI-245973................................ 225WGI-246010................................ 225
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STEPHEN CLAY ROE4/17/2008JOHNS PENDLETON COURT REPORTERS800 562-12853 (Pages 6 to 9)
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VIDEO OPERATOR:
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Today is Thursday, April 17th,
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2008. The approximate local time is
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10:46 A.M. The location is Hawley,
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Troxell, Ennis and Hawley in Boise,
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Idaho.
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This is case number 2005-CV-4182,
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entitled In Re: Katrina Canal Breaches
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Consolidated Litigation.
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This is the 30 (b)(6) deposition
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of Stephen Roe.
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Will the Counsel for all present
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identify yourselves for the record.
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MS. WAGER-ZITO:
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Andrea Wager-Zito, Jones, Day,
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for Washington Group. With me is
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Debbie Clayman, Jones, Day; and Julia
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Cronin will be present shortly.
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MR. EHRLICH:
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Jeff Ehrlich for the United
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States.
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MR. STONE:
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Richard Stone for the United
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States.
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MR. SCHULTZ:
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Max Schultz with the Levin,
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Papantonio firm for the Plaintiffs.
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MR. JOANEN:
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Scott Joanen for the Plaintiffs.
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MR. BRUNO:
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And Joseph Bruno, Plaintiffs
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Liaison Counsel.
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Okay. We obviously have a new
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witness, and so I will ask for Counsel
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to be so kind as to identify the next
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individual selected by the Washington
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Group to appear in response to this 30
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(b)(6) notice and to share with us on
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the record the particular paragraphs
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on Exhibit A that you are here to
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speak to us about.
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MS. CLAYMAN:
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Okay. Washington Division of 
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URS, formerly Washington Group
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International, designates Stephen Roe
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to testify regarding topics 7 through
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17 of the 30 (b)(6) notice and 62 and
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63.
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We also have reached an agreement
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with Plaintiff's Counsel on topic
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number 11, which currently includes
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all project documents. So that also
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has been limited to specific types of 
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documents.
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MR. BRUNO:
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Okay?
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MS. CLAYMAN:
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Okay.
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MR. BRUNO:
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Okay. Good.
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VIDEO OPERATOR:
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Please swear the witness.
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STEPHEN CLAY ROE,
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14054 West Cornell Avenue, Lakewood, Colorado
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80228, after being duly sworn, did testify as
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follows:
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EXAMINATION BY MR. BRUNO:
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Q. All right. Good morning, Mr. Roe.
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A. Good morning.
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Q. I take it you're not from Boise.
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You're from Colorado?
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A. No, I'm a Colorado boy.
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Q. Well, thanks for being with us this
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morning. Appreciate it.
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What I would like to do first, if 
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you don't mind, is learn a little bit about
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you. Okay?
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A. Okay.
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Q. First of all, by whom are you
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employed?
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A. Washington -- or Washington Division
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of URS Corporation.
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Q. All right. And what is your title
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today?
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A. Right now I am a Senior Project
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Manager with the company.
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Q. What generally does a Senior Project
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Manager do?
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A. Manages projects.
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Q. Okay. I like it simple.
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A. I'm a simple guy.
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Q. Would that include projects like
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Task Order number 26?
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A. Yes.
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Q. Okay. For how long have you been
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employed by URS and/or its predecessor
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companies, Washington Group International
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and/or Morrison Knudsen?
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A. 18 years. Since '89.
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Q. All right. You have been designated

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