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Blackwater USA Sued for Firing on Iraqi Civilians, According to Legal Team for Injured Survivor and Families of Three Killed

Blackwater USA, the private military contractor whose heavily armed personnel allegedly opened fire on innocent Iraqi civilians…in Baghdad on Sept. 16, was sued today by an injured survivor and three families of men killed in the incident…. Filed in Washington, D.C. federal court…the lawsuit claims that Blackwater and its affiliated companies violated U.S. law and “created and fostered a culture of lawlessness amongst its employees, encouraging them to act in the company’s financial interests at the expense of innocent human life.”… The defendants include Blackwater USA, Blackwater Security Consulting LLC, The Prince Group LLC, a holding company, and Blackwater founder Erik Prince.

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Blackwater USA lawsuit (re 16 Sep 2007 Baghdad incident)

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