US court hears appeal of dismissed lawsuits against CACI, L-3 Titan over alleged involvement in Abu Ghraib abuses

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10 February 2009

D.C. Appeals Court to Rule on CACI and L-3 Complicity in Abu Ghraib Torture

Author: Center for Constitutional Rights

Today, attorneys for torture victims abused in the notorious Abu Ghraib prison and elsewhere in Iraq asked the federal Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to affirm a lower court ruling letting the lawsuit proceed to trial against CACI International Inc. and overturn as premature the summary judgment granted to L-3… Filed in June 2004, Saleh v. CACI et al. charged the companies with torture and other heinous and illegal acts while they provided interrogation and translation services, respectively, at detention facilities in Iraq, including Abu Ghraib.

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10 February 2009

Federal Appeals Court Hears Abu Ghraib Torture Suits [USA]

Author: Mike Scarcella, Blog of LegalTimes

...[The] U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit...grappled with issues in two tort suits by private parties against government contractors over their alleged role in abusing detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq…A Williams & Connolly partner…urged the panel judges…to affirm a D.C. federal district court ruling that found a government contractor immune in a Abu Ghraib torture lawsuit…CACI provided interrogators [for the govt.], and Titan [now L-3 Titan, part of L-3 Communications] offered up translators…U.S. District Court Judge James Robertson in 2007 denied CACI's motion for summary judgment and ordered a jury trial. Titan won its motion for summary judgment.

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1 September 2001

full report: Timber Trafficking: Illegal Logging in Indonesia, South East Asia and International Consumption of Illegally Sourced Timber

Author: Environmental Investigation Agency and Telapak Indonesia

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