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In Lawsuit, Army Bomb Expert Claims 'Hurt Locker' Based On Him

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – (AP) An Army bomb disposal expert who served in the Iraq war is suing the makers of "The Hurt Locker," claiming the Oscar-nominated film's lead character is based on him and that they cheated him out of "financial participation" in the film. Attorney...

U.S. Sues Kellogg, Brown & Root Over Costs For Private Security In Iraq

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States has filed a lawsuit against Kellogg Brown & Root Services (KBR), alleging that the defense contractor violated the False Claims Act, the Justice Department announced April 1. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, alleges that KBR knowingly...

Blackwater Seeks Dismissal Of Iraq Shooting Lawsuit

RALEIGH, N.C. - (AP) The security firm formerly known as Blackwater told a federal judge Thursday that the U.S. government and not the company should be held accountable for a 2007 shooting by its contractors that killed 17 Iraqis. The Moyock, N.C.-based company and several of its contractors are seeking...

'Hurt Locker' Makers Move To Dismiss Veteran's Lawsuit

LOS ANGELES - (AP) The makers of "The Hurt Locker" are asking a federal judge to take part in a belated Oscar screening of sorts to watch a DVD of the film and then dismiss an Iraq war veteran's claims it is based on him. The makers of the Academy Award-winning movie. . . . Full version...

Baghdad Demands $1 Billion From U.S. For War Damages

BAGHDAD - (AP) The Baghdad city government is demanding the United States pay $1 billion and apologize for damage to the city caused by blast walls erected during the nearly eight-year long war. City officials filed a lawsuit in an Iraqi court against the U.S. military, a media official said Thursday...

Federal Court: Colorado Man Can Sue Secret Service

DENVER - (AP) A Colorado man can sue two Secret Service agents who arrested him after he touched former Vice President Dick Cheney on the arm in 2006 and told him his Iraq War policies were "disgusting," a federal appeals court ruled Monday. The ruling means Steven Howards can try to subpoena...

Iraqi Lawmakers Approve $400 Million Payment To Americans

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 and Washington last year to end years of legal...

Jury Awards Oregon Veterans $85 Million For C6 Exposure At Restore Iraqi Oil Site

PORTLAND, Ore. - (Mealey's) The Iraq War contractors accused by Oregon National Guard members in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon of exposing them to hexavalent chromium during a Restore Iraqi Oil mission were found liable by a jury under the theory of negligence but not fraud Nov...