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Whistleblower, KBR Spar Over Access to Internal Docs

  Whistleblower, KBR Spar Over Access to Internal Docs November 26, 2014 1:56 PM EST Michael D. Kohn of Kohn, Kohn and Colapinto. Photo: Leslie Rose Photography. (Handout) A federal judge last week ruled papers from an Iraq war contractor’s … Continue reading

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Al Shimari v. Caci International Inc – The Application of Extraterritorial Jurisdiction in the Wake of Kiobel

Al Shimari v. Caci International, Inc.: The Application of Extraterritorial Jurisdiction in the Wake of Kiobel Ellen Katuska, University of South Carolina School of Law  Recommended Citation Katuska, Ellen (2014) “Al Shimari v. Caci International, Inc.: The Application of Extraterritorial … Continue reading

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The Mercenary Gap: How to Protect the Constitutional Rights of American Contractors in the Age of the Private Military Firm

The Mercenary Gap: How to Protect the Constitutional Rights of American Contractors in the Age of the Private Military Firm, 46 J. Marshall L. Rev. 1121 (2013) John Sviokla Recommended Citation John Sviokla, The Mercenary Gap: How to Protect the … Continue reading

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Private Attorneys General v. “War Profiteers”: Applying the False Claims Act to Security Contractors in Iraq

Private Attorneys General v. “War Profiteers”: Applying the False Claims Act to Security Contractors in Iraq Bryan Terry Abstract In order to provide context for the Custer Battles court’s opinion, Part II of this Note generally describes the FCA and … Continue reading

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Gunslingers on the High Seas: A Call for Regulation

Gunslingers on the High Seas: A Call for Regulation Yvonne M. Dutton Publication Citation Yvonne M. Dutton, Gunslingers on the High Seas: A Call for Regulation, 24 Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law 107-160 (2013) Available at: http://scholarship.law.duke.edu/djcil/vol24/iss1/

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Ensuring Contractor Accountability Overseas- A Civilian Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act Would Be Preferable to Expansion of False Claims Act

Rachel M. Kelly Ensuring Contractor Accountability Overseas: A Civilian Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act Would Be Preferable to Expansion of the False Claims Act Abstract This Note considers the advisability of amending the False Claims Act’s qui tam provisions beyond instances of … Continue reading

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Private Forces, Public Harm: private security companies and international law

Private Forces, Public Harm: private security companies and international law by Taryn Priadko The widespread participation of private military and security companies (PMSCs) in contemporary conflicts has led to concerns about the extent to which transnational military entities are able … Continue reading

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Supreme Court To Decide Two Key False Claims Act Questions

Supreme Court To Decide Two Key False Claims Act Questions posted on: Monday, November 17, 2014 The Supreme Court is stepping into the fray to decide two important procedural issues related to the False Claims Act (FCA).  The Supreme Court is … Continue reading

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US Renews Bid To Resolve KBR Kickback Suit

US Renews Bid To Resolve KBR Kickback Suit By Khadijah M. Britton Law360, New York (November 18, 2014, 2:17 PM ET) — The United States again asked for partial resolution of its claims in Texas federal court on Monday in … Continue reading

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Veterans claim contractor in charge of burn pits is responsible for lung illnesses

Veterans claim contractor in charge of burn pits is responsible for lung illnesses November 17, 2014 at 6:35 PM EST Throughout the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, all kinds of things — batteries, paint, plastic, electronics, even whole vehicles — were … Continue reading

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