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16 Sep 2009

Author:
Ashby Jones, Wall Street Journal Law Blog

Fifth Circuit: Halliburton Rape Case Will Head to Court

...[The] Fifth Circuit [US Court of Appeals] on Wednesday ruled that a Texas woman who alleges she was gang-raped by co-workers while working for military contractor KBR, a former subsidiary of Halliburton, in Iraq will go to court instead of arbitration... The woman, Jamie Leigh Jones...alleges she was drugged and raped by several Halliburton workers in her company barracks bedroom. She also claims she was placed under armed guard and held in a “prison-like container” for hours after reporting the alleged attack.

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