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Blackwater Lawsuit Tossed 7 Years After Grisly Deaths
Posted on 26 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

RALEIGH, N.C. - (AP) A federal judge has tossed a lawsuit that blamed the security company formerly known as Blackwater for the deaths of four contractors killed in a grisly 2004 ambush on the restive streets of Iraq. U.S. District Judge James C. Fox... Read More

Federal Judge Tosses Part Of Blackwater Lawsuit
Posted on 23 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - (AP) A federal judge on Friday tossed out parts of a lawsuit filed by two former employees against the security company once known as Blackwater but is allowing key claims to proceed to trial. The rulings from U.S. District Judge T.S... Read More

7th Circuit Allows Another Torture Lawsuit Against Donald Rumsfeld
Posted on 10 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHICAGO - (AP) A lawsuit accusing former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld of personal responsibility for U.S. forces allegedly torturing two American whistleblowers who worked for an Iraqi contracting firm will be allowed to move forward, a federal appeals... Read More

Contractor Wants Iraqi Law To Decide Pennsylvania Lawsuit
Posted on 7 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PITTSBURGH - (AP) Attorneys for Houston-based military contractor KBR Inc. have asked a federal judge in Pittsburgh to apply Iraqi law to a lawsuit filed by the mother of a Pittsburgh-area soldier who was electrocuted while showering at a U.S. military... Read More

Judge: Lawsuit Against Former Blackwater 'Hangs By A Thread'
Posted on 4 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - (AP) A jury will continue to hear a civil lawsuit alleging fraud by the security contractor once known as Blackwater, but a judge said Tuesday the case "hangs by a thread." Lawyers for Blackwater, now known as Xe Services,... Read More

Judge Dismisses W.Va. Soldiers' Case Against KBR
Posted on 4 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WHEELING W.Va. - (AP) A federal judge in West Virginia has dismissed two lawsuits filed by National Guardsmen who believe they were exposed to toxic chemicals in Iraq, and those soldiers now plan to join similar litigation in Texas. U.S. District Judge... Read More

Supreme Court Rejects Iraq Case Against Halliburton
Posted on 29 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a woman who wants to sue Halliburton for the brain injury her husband suffered when a truck in a fuel convoy crashed in Iraq. The justices, without comment Monday, let stand a federal... Read More

Iraqi Lawmakers Approve $400 Million Payment To Americans
Posted on 1 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BAGHDAD - (AP) Iraqi lawmakers approved a controversial $400 million settlement Saturday for Americans who claim they were abused by Saddam Hussein's regime during the 1990 invasion of Kuwait. The settlement is part of a deal reached between Baghdad... Read More

Virginia Jury Rules In Favor Of Blackwater In Lawsuit
Posted on 9 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - (AP) A jury ruled Friday in favor of the security firm once known as Blackwater, rejecting two former employees' claims that the company overbilled the State Department for its work in Iraq and Afghanistan. Ex-employees Brad and... Read More

Texas Woman Loses Iraq Rape Case Against KBR
Posted on 11 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HOUSTON - (AP) A former KBR Inc. employee who said she was drugged and raped while working in Iraq lost her lawsuit against the military contractor Friday. The jury of eight men and three women rejected Jamie Leigh Jones' claims a day after starting... Read More

Firm Once Known As Blackwater Faces Another Lawsuit
Posted on 15 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - (AP) A current worker and a former employee of the security contractor previously known as Blackwater have filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the company, the second such suit filed against the firm, according to documents unsealed... Read More

High Court Wants Justice Brief On Abu Ghraib Lawsuit
Posted on 4 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court wants to hear what the Obama administration thinks before deciding whether to hear an appeal from former detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq over claims of abuse by defense contractors. Full version available... Read More

Judge Dismisses Blackwater Founder From Lawsuit
Posted on 27 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - (AP) A federal judge dismissed Blackwater founder Erik Prince from a civil lawsuit alleging his former security firm cheated the government in bills it submitted for protecting government employees in Iraq and Afghanistan, in a ruling... Read More

Supreme Court To Hear Military Funeral Protest Case
Posted on 6 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The father of a Marine killed in Iraq is asking the Supreme Court to reinstate a $5 million verdict against members of a fundamentalist church who picketed his son's funeral with signs like "Thank God for Dead Soldiers"... Read More