Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll scored a million-dollar settlement in Nov­ember for a Nepalese subcontractor who was killed while working in Iraq. It was the latest victory in the firm’s campaign to enforce World War II-era legislation on behalf of foreign laborers working on U.S. bases in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Agnieszka Fryszman, a partner at Cohen Milstein, said that, in the process of representing the Nepalese subcontractors, she and her colleagues uncovered a pattern: U.S. contractors were forcing workers to labor under “horrible” conditions and then summarily shipping them home when they were injured on the job. “It’s really tragic,” she said.
In this video, Fryszman discusses her Nepalese clients’ plight.
Read the full story of how Cohen Milstein has beeen suing military contractors under a World War II-era law — and winning.