KBR Inc., formerly Kellogg Brown & Root Inc., and some of its subsidiaries recently won a victory in a high-profile case related to the Iraq war, convincing a federal judge to reverse himself and grant their motion for summary judgment.

U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison found that he could not apply a law retroactively and therefore had no jurisdiction to hear a lawsuit brought by Nepalese families, who had alleged that the KBR defendants engaged with third parties that trafficked their loved ones to work in a war zone, but en route they were kidnapped and killed.

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