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20 October 2010

Abu Ghraib lawsuits against CACI, Titan (now L-3)

Author: lawsuit profile by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

On 9 June 2004, a group of 256 Iraqis sued CACI International and Titan Corporation (now L-3 Services, part of L-3 Communications) in US federal court. The plaintiffs, former prisoners, allege that the companies directed and participated in torture,...

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17 October 2010

‘Glass ceiling’ persists in US boardrooms

Author: Francesco Guerrera, Alan Rappeport, Financial Times

Women have failed to make significant inroads in US boardrooms over the past five years, according to fresh research [by executive search firm Spencer Stuart] that underlines how corporate America is yet to break the “glass ceiling” that prevents...

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11 October 2010

Abu Ghraib lawsuits against CACI, Titan (now L-3)

On 9 June 2004, a group of 256 Iraqis sued CACI International and Titan Corporation (now L-3 Services, part of L-3 Communications) in US federal court.  The plaintiffs, former prisoners, allege that the companies directed and participated in torture, ...

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4 October 2010

Abu Ghraib Case Involving Private Contractors Draws Top Court's Interest

Author: Greg Stohr, Bloomberg

The U.S. Supreme Court signaled it may consider whether two military contractors can be sued for allegedly abusing inmates at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison in a case that could make companies more vulnerable to human rights suits. The justices today asked...

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5 September 2010

Serbian immigrants seek answers about the horror [USA]

Author: Ron Grossman, Chicago Tribune

Zivka Mijic…want[s] the tragic story of what brought her family to a Chicago suburb told in federal court…The class-action lawsuit recently filed in Chicago, to which Zivka is a party, alleges that American mercenaries were behind their suffering. As...

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18 August 2010

L-3 Accused in Suit of Training Croats for Genocide

Author: Andrew M. Harris, Bloomberg

Two L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. units were sued by ethnic Serbians who claim the company’s MPRI military consulting firm trained and equipped Croatian forces for mass killings during a 1995 offensive. The lawsuit against L-3 Communications Corp....

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18 August 2010

U.S. Mercenaries Accused of Abetting Genocide

Author: Robert Kahn, Courthouse News Service

A private U.S. defense contractor "trained and equipped the Croatian military for Operation Storm and designed the Operation Storm battle plan," which killed or displaced more than 200,000 Serbs in 1995…the Genocide Victims of Krajina say in Chicago...

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17 August 2010

USA: Serbians sue L-3 Communications, claim its MPRI unit was complicit in 1995 ethnic cleansing by Croatian army - L-3 says lawsuit is "without merit"

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30 July 2010

US court allows suit against contractor in Abu Ghraib

Author: AFP

A US court has given approval for a lawsuit to proceed from 72 Iraqi nationals against a private contractor accused of complicity in the alleged abuse of detainees at the US-run Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. US District Judge Peter Messitte ruled that...

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27 July 2010

Speaking Hypothetically: What to Do When a PMC Tortures?

Author: David Isenberg, Huffington Post

Let's just suppose for a moment, speaking hypothetically, that a private military contractor engaged in acts of torture…[W]hat can be done about it if such a thing happens? That sounds like a legal question, and there are very few legal issues that,...

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