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KBR Ordered to Stand Trial in Human Trafficking Case
Author: Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PPLC , Published on: 23 August 2013
After a review of the evidence, a federal court today ordered the Nepali human trafficking case against…U.S. defense contractor KBR and its Jordanian subcontractor Daoud & Partners to proceed to trial. A trial date has been set for April 14, 2014. Lead plaintiffs counsel is Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC. The case involves 12 Nepali men…, who in 2004 were promised safe jobs in Jordan, but were instead involuntarily transported to Iraq. Eleven of the men were captured and killed by insurgents on the way to the U.S. Air Force base where they were to work. The plaintiffs’ complaint alleged that KBR knowingly violated the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. The Court denied KBR’s motion that argued the plaintiffs did not have sufficient evidence to proceed to trial.