Category Archives: Legal

2 Men Enter, 1 Man Leaves In KBR Kickback Case

[Translate] 2 Men Enter, 1 Man Leaves In KBR Kickback Case By Bryan Koenig Law360, Washington (February 6, 2017, 1:55 PM EST) — A Fifth Circuit panel halved a government kickback judgment against KBR Inc. on Friday in a published … Continue reading

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Judge Clears Military Contractor in Sprawling Burn-Pits Case

[Translate] Judge Clears Military Contractor in Sprawling Burn-Pits Case TIM RYAN July 20, 2017 (CN) – A federal judge in Maryland on Wednesday dismissed a massive collection of cases brought against a government contractor by veterans and their family members … Continue reading

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Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits Wait for Lawsuit Decision

[Translate] Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits Wait for Lawsuit Decision An Air Force master sergeant tosses unserviceable uniform items into a burn pit at Balad Air Base, Iraq on March 10, 2008. (US Air Force photo/Julianne Showalter) Special to McClatchy … Continue reading

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Former Employee of U.S. Government Contractor in Afghanistan Pleads Guilty to Accepting Over $250,000 in Kickbacks From Subcontractor United States Department of Justice’s picture

[Translate] Posted on 19 July 2017 by Maciej Heyman Former Employee of U.S. Government Contractor in Afghanistan Pleads Guilty to Accepting Over $250,000 in Kickbacks From Subcontractor   A former employee of a U.S. government contractor in Afghanistan pleaded guilty … Continue reading

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CIA’s Mad Torture Scientists: We’re Like Those Who Made Gas For The Nazis

[Translate] Saul Loeb/GETTY DID NOT SEE THAT COMING CIA’s Mad Torture Scientists: We’re Like Those Who Made Gas For The Nazis James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen use a novel defense in court: they only gave the agency the tools to … Continue reading

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Ex-KBR Worker Urges DC Circ. To Revive FCA Kickbacks Suit

[Translate] Ex-KBR Worker Urges DC Circ. To Revive FCA Kickbacks Suit By Chuck Stanley Law360, Washington (July 21, 2017, 4:10 PM EDT) — A former KBR Inc. employee asked the D.C. Circuit on Thursday to rescue his False Claims Act … Continue reading

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Ex-Louis Berger Exec Can Move FCA Suit To NJ, Judge Rules

[Translate] Ex-Louis Berger Exec Can Move FCA Suit To NJ, Judge Rules By Jeannie O’Sullivan Law360, New York (July 24, 2017, 7:29 PM EDT) — A former Louis Berger Group Inc. executive facing allegations he conspired to overbill the federal … Continue reading

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The Impact of Al Shimari V. Caci on the International Liability of Private Military and Security Companies

[Translate] The Impact of Al Shimari V. Caci on the International Liability of Private Military and Security Companies

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The politics of international law: the life cycle of emerging norms on the use and regulation of private military and security companies

[Translate] The politics of international law: the life cycle of emerging norms on the use and regulation of private military and security companies Kim Sorensen Pages 1-39 | Published online: 20 Jun 2017 ABSTRACT The burgeoning use of private military … Continue reading

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Paying the piper. How the Federal Circuit shifted performance risk to the contractor by redefining cost reasonableness

[Translate] Paying the piper. How the Federal Circuit shifted performance risk to the contractor by redefining cost reasonableness

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