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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:53 AM
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Court: Contractor's rape case can go to trial
Source: AP

Court: Contractor's rape case can go to trial
(AP) 5 hours ago

NEW ORLEANS A federal appeals court says a Texas woman's lawsuit alleging she was raped by military contractor co-workers in Iraq can go to court.

A three-judge panel from the New Orleans court ruled Tuesday that Jamie Leigh Jones' claims against Halliburton Co. and its former subsidiary KBR can go to trial.

The companies contended Jones' employment agreement required claims against the company be settled through arbitration.

Halliburton and KBR are headquartered in Houston. Halliburton didn't immediately respond to a Tuesday call for comment. A KBR spokeswoman declined to comment.



Read more: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jokPP...
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winyanstaz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:36 AM
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1. Well it's long over due..but it's a start. :)
I hope all those young ladies that are still living find some justice at long last.
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byronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:46 AM
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2. Happy to be the 5th rec on this.
This story is BEGGING for justice.

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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:01 AM
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3. Happy to be 11th
:thumbsup:
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:40 AM
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4. Very good to read-hopefully this woman will finally get some justice. nt
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:35 AM
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5. K&R
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:37 AM
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6. Link to the 5th Circuit opinion
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:11 PM
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7. Must suck for Halliburton and KBR to have lost Dick Cheney and the Republican majority...
as their protectors. They must be feeling something akin to what WE were feeling from 2001-2009 - it's now Bizarro World for the lawless corporations that profited during BushCo*'s reign of Terra! Terra! Terra!

I hope these women are awarded Brazillion$. It's our money anyway.
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Frustratedlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:54 AM
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8. Those numbers are incredible. Justice is back in her chair!!!
I hope she ruins them like they almost ruined her.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:56 AM
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9. String these fuckers up!
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