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Abu Ghraib Goes to Court

Author: Kelley Vlahos, American Conservative, Published on: 19 February 2015

Victims of the private contractors responsible for the Iraq war's worst prison abuses are finally being granted standing to sue...[Concerned are] the private contractors from CACI Inc., and Titan Corporation...Scores of former detainees...have taken the private military companies to federal district court, accusing...[them]...[of] cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment; torture; war crimes; assault and battery; sexual assault; intentional infliction of emotional distress; and aiding the military handlers in all of these crimes...In 2013, Titan Corporation settled with 70 Iraqis for $5 million. CACI, however, which made billions in the war, has been steadfast in maintaining its innocence...The contractor lawsuits are taking place in a shifting gray area in which there is little solid precedent...Meanwhile, Congress has not stepped in to clarify the law as it applies to contractors in war...But contractors should remain liable, and...that's what the courts are suggesting here...[Also refers to KBR]

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Related companies: CACI KBR L-3 Communications L-3 Titan (part of L-3 Communications)