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21 Sep 2011

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

[PDF] Al-Quraishi v L-3 Services, Incorporated - Opinion

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Seventy-two Iraqis, who were seized in Iraq by the U.S. military and detained at various locations throughout Iraq, commenced this action against L-3 Services, Inc., a military contractor, and one of its employees, Adel Nakhla (collectively, "L-3 Services"). L-3 Services was retained by the military to provide translation services in connection with interrogations of persons detained at various detention sites in the Iraq war zone. The plaintiffs allege that L-3 Services' employees and military personnel conspired among themselves and with others to torture and abuse them while they were detained and to cover up that conduct...L-3 Services filed a motion to dismiss the complaint on numerous grounds, including law of war immunity; the political question doctrine...

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USA: Federal appeals court dismisses two lawsuits against L-3 Services & CACI for alleged torture at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison

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