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CACI seeking payment from former Abu Ghraib prisoners

Weeks after winning dismissal of a case alleging that CACI International employees directed mistreatment of Abu Ghraib detainees, the company has asked its accusers to pay a $15,580 bill for legal expenses. Lawyers for the plaintiffs, all Iraqis who served time at the prison, opposed the request in a federal court filing on Monday…arguing that CACI is out of time and that the request is unjust…Michael T. Kirkpatrick, an attorney in the litigation group of nonprofit advocacy group Public Citizen, said a bill of costs is standard court procedure…“I think few large companies exercise that right in cases where they are sued by individuals on tortious civil rights or human rights grounds,” [said Maxwell O. Chibundu, a law professor at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law]…

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