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Federal Appeals Court Hears Abu Ghraib Torture Suits [USA]
Author: Mike Scarcella, Blog of LegalTimes, Published on: 10 February 2009
...[The] U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit...grappled with issues in two tort suits by private parties against government contractors over their alleged role in abusing detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq…A Williams & Connolly partner…urged the panel judges…to affirm a D.C. federal district court ruling that found a government contractor immune in a Abu Ghraib torture lawsuit…CACI provided interrogators [for the govt.], and Titan [now L-3 Titan, part of L-3 Communications] offered up translators…U.S. District Court Judge James Robertson in 2007 denied CACI's motion for summary judgment and ordered a jury trial. Titan won its motion for summary judgment.