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The War Hazards Compensation Act: A Primer

The War Hazards Compensation Act: A Primer Jon B. Robinson Strongpoint Law Firm August 31, 2015 14 Loyola Maritime Law Journal 264 (2015) Abstract: Over the past decade, the number of Defense Base Act and War Hazards Compensation Act claims … Continue reading

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Contractor Kidnappings and the Perils of Privatized War

Contractor Kidnappings and the Perils of Privatized War More than 3,700 contractors died on the global battlefield between 2001 and 2015, in this deadly and secrecy-shrouded game of crony capitalism. By Tim Shorrock February 2, 2016 Iraqi security forces fanned … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court rejects human rights suit against Occidental

Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:42am EST UPDATE 1-U.S. Supreme Court rejects human rights suit against Occidental (Adds details on case, paragraphs 3-7) By Lawrence Hurley Dec 14 The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to revive a human rights lawsuit … Continue reading

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The Defense Base Act’s Exclusive Workers Compensation Scheme for Overseas

The Defense Base Act’s Exclusive Workers Compensation Scheme for Overseas Dentons  USA December 15 2015 Understanding the preemptive role of the Defense Base Act (‘‘DBA’’) is crucial for any federal government contractor performing overseas work for the US military or … Continue reading

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US Sen. Ed Markey pushes bill to support family of Massachusetts man killed in 2012 Benghazi attack

US Sen. Ed Markey pushes bill to support family of Massachusetts man killed in 2012 Benghazi attack Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., rushes to a closed-door briefing at the Capitol, in Washington, Sept. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) (J. … Continue reading

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Mexican, Colombian ‘Blackwater’ Mercenaries Killed in Yemen

Mexican, Colombian ‘Blackwater’ Mercenaries Killed in Yemen

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Twitter Sued by Victim’s Family for Allowing ISIS Accounts

Twitter Sued by Victim’s Family for Allowing ISIS Accounts by Chriss W. Street17 Jan 2016  Newport Beach, CA18 The family of a 46-year-old former Florida Sheriff killed while providing police training in the Middle East has sued Twitter, claiming the … Continue reading

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Despite concerns, military continues use of burn pits in Iraq

Despite concerns, military continues use of burn pits in Iraq In this file photo from Iraq, smoke billows in from all sides as a soldier pushes the bulldozer deep into a burn pit to keep waste items constantly ablaze. Abel … Continue reading

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Camp Anaconda Balad Iraq Where Steve Daniel Was “Caught in the Crossfire”

Camp Anaconda Balad Iraq Where Steve Daniel Was “Caught in the Crossfire” September 23, 2015 by Wendy Wortham My brother in law, Stephen Daniel is a country boy who drove a truck for Albertsons 23 years of his life.  Steve … Continue reading

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Longshore and Defense Base Act Developments of 2015

Longshore and Defense Base Act Developments of 2015 Written by Jon Robinson, December 29, 2015, Defense Base Act, Longshore It’s time to look back at some of the Longshore and Defense Base Act developments of 2015. Zone of Special Danger: … Continue reading

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