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16 Jan 2014

Author:
Laurel Brubaker Calkins, Bloomberg News (USA)

KBR Won’t Face Human Trafficking Trial Over Nepali Workers (1)

KBR...won’t face a jury on human trafficking claims brought by families of Nepali workers killed while they were allegedly forced to work against their will at company sites in Iraq in 2004, a federal judge ruled…U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison in Houston reversed his September ruling that the families could proceed to trial…Ellison agreed in his order yesterday with KBR’s lawyers, who argued in court filings that a 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision invalidated his initial ruling allowing the lawsuit. In the earlier order, Ellison stated that Houston-based KBR could be tried on the forced-labor allegations because “defendants do not now, nor did they in 2004, have the right to traffic human beings at home or abroad.”...

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US judge rules families of Nepali workers cannot sue KBR over alleged human trafficking in Iraq

KBR lawsuit (re human trafficking in Iraq)