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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 07:55 PM
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Halliburton asks high court to block rape trial
WASHINGTON Halliburton Co. is asking the Supreme Court to block a Texas woman's lawsuit alleging she was raped by military contractor co-workers in Iraq.

The company wants the justices to reverse a lower court ruling that Jamie Leigh Jones' case can go to trial. Jones sued Halliburton and its former subsidiary KBR, saying she was raped while working for KBR at Camp Hope, Baghdad, in 2005.

The trial is set to begin in February 2011.

Halliburton says the contract signed by Jones and other workers requires claims to be settled through arbitration, not trial.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_supreme_court_iraq_contra...
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MinneapolisMatt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 07:56 PM
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1. But isn't Halliburton a person now?
???
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howaboutme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:01 PM
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6. Good point
and there should be individual persons held accountable, not some amorphous corporation.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:16 PM
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11. "Amourphous corporations" are people now.
They're "morphus" now.

And so should be subject to the same punishments as people. Jail terms, corporal punishment, fines, you name it.

And if the court requires a body, an upper executive should suffice.

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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 07:59 PM
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2. She did not sign a contract to be raped and held prisoner
Corps. = Persons
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:00 PM
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3. This is just a preview of what corporations will do against
individuals. Make no mistake about it.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:00 PM
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5. You hit the nail on the head
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howaboutme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:04 PM
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7. There needs to be a legal precedent established
to turn this corporate personhood around so that the CEOs and BODs are held fully accountable as individuals for the acts of their corporation.
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:06 PM
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9. Agreed!
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:52 PM
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12. Sounds good.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 09:04 PM
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13. indeed
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:00 PM
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4. Unbelievable
Halliburton says the contract signed by Jones and other workers requires claims to be settled through arbitration, not trial.
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OnyxCollie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:05 PM
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8. Evil.
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Arctic Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:13 PM
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10. CRP are only valid if the person is still employed by the company, which she is not.
I hope she bankrupts them.
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