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Appeals court asked to toss suits in convoy deaths

Associate Press at The Houston Chronicle  July 7, 2011

NEW ORLEANS — A long-running suit over insurgent ambushes that killed civilian truck drivers in Iraq is back in a federal appeals court.

Halliburton and former subsidiary KBR Inc. are accused of knowingly sending supply convoys into a dangerous area where six KBR drivers were killed and several others wounded in April 2004.

A federal judge ruled in March 2005 that most the suits can go to trial, though he said it’s unclear whether the defense contractors sent convoys knowingly into harm’s way.

Read more at the Houston Chronicle

July 7, 2011 - Posted by | Civilian Casualties, Civilian Contractors, Halliburton, Iraq, KBR, Legal Jurisdictions | , , , ,

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