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5th Circuit Revives Lawsuit Against Halliburton Over Iraq Deaths
A federal appeals court on Wednesday revived lawsuits against military contractors over a deadly ambush that killed civilian truck drivers in Iraq. The suits accuse Halliburton and former subsidiary KBR of knowingly sending a convoy into a dangerous area where six KBR drivers were killed and others wounded in 2004. A federal judge threw out the lawsuits in 2006, saying the judiciary can't second-guess the military's battlefield decisions, but the 5th Circuit reversed that judge's ruling on Wednesday.
May 30, 2008 at 12:00 AM
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By Michael Kunzelman |
Updated on May 30, 2008
The original version of this story was published on Law.Com
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