Category Archives: Legal

Legal challenge for offshore detention centres on Manus Island and Nauru

Legal challenge for offshore detention centres on Manus Island and Nauru Date March 1, 2015 Chris Vedelago The Abbott government’s offshore refugee policy is facing a new legal challenge that seeks to hold the Commonwealth legally responsible for conditions in … Continue reading

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Barko v. Halliburton: The next (and final?) chapter

Barko v. Halliburton: The next (and final?) chapter By Kevin McCart on January 4th, 2015 Posted in Claims and Disputes, Compliance, False Claims Act, Litigation Despite getting a rare Writ of Mandamus from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals establishing … Continue reading

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Former Employee of Government Contractor Alleges Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

Former Employee of Government Contractor Alleges Sexual Harassment and Retaliation By Kellie Lunney February 17, 2015 President and CEO of Garda World Stephan Cretier, a defendant in the lawsuit, speaks at a news conference in June 2011. AP Photo/The Canadian … Continue reading

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USA vs Custer Battles

USA vs Custer Battles  

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Appeals court finally sets date for arguments in case of Oregon soldiers vs. KBR

Appeals court finally sets date for arguments in case of Oregon soldiers vs. KBR By Mike Francis | The Oregonian/OregonLive on February 26, 2015 at 12:09 PM, updated February 26, 2015 at 12:11 PM After a jury in Portland concluded … Continue reading

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South African prisoners sue G4S over torture claims

South African prisoners sue G4S over torture claims British law firm acts for inmates alleging they were given electric shocks, forcibly injected with anti-psychotic drugs and held in isolation cells for up to three years Inside a South African prison. … Continue reading

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Serco-run immigration centre turned blind eye to corruption, court told

Serco-run immigration centre turned blind eye to corruption, court told Former custody officer at Colnbrook immigration removal centre, in west London, alleged to have been paid £8,000 for tips about lax or ‘cushy’ conditions that resulted in 10 stories in … Continue reading

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US Fights Back In KBR’s $12.5M Attys’ Fees Suit

US Fights Back In KBR’s $12.5M Attys’ Fees Suit By Rebecca McCray Law360, New York (February 19, 2015, 2:01 PM ET) — The government fired back on Wednesday at Kellogg Brown & Root Services Inc. in the defense contractor’s suit … Continue reading

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Whistleblower Fights For Rehearing Of KBR Iraq Fraud Suit

Whistleblower Fights For Rehearing Of KBR Iraq Fraud Suit By Jacob Fischler Law360, New York (February 20, 2015, 7:43 PM ET) — A whistleblower asked a federal judge Friday to re-examine a case alleging KBR Inc. defrauded the government by … Continue reading

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C3PO’s $6M Suit Over Terminated DynCorp Contract Slashed

C3PO’s $6M Suit Over Terminated DynCorp Contract Slashed By Margaret Harding Law360, Washington (February 25, 2015, 3:21 PM ET) — A Texas federal judge on Tuesday pared down a nearly $6.6 million breach of contract suit against DynCorp International LLC … Continue reading

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