War Zone Government Contractor Tort Liability

War Zone Government Contractor Liability Under State Tort Law Is there government contractor liability under state tort law for government contract operations in a war zone?  An important case in this developing area of law is working its way through the federal Read More

Government Contractor Immunity: Katrina Litigation

Government Contractor Immunity – Katrina Litigation On September 14, 2010, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued an important government contracts decision in the Katrina Canal Breaches Litigation class action lawsuit, reversing a District Court decision Read More

War Zone Government Contractor Tort Liability

For a discussion of the ongoing Multi-District Litigation civil tort cases against government contractor Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc. (KBR, Inc.) and other LOGCAP contractors performing waste disposal and water treatment services for war zone military bases in Iraq and Read More

Contractor Liable under False Claims Act for Subcontractor Payrolls

In a case involving the Davis-Bacon Act (40 U.S.C.A. Section 3142) and the False Claims Act (31 U.S.C Section 3729(a)(1)(B)), the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee found a contractor liable to the United States for Read More

Government Military Contractor Sued by Iraqis in Maryland District Court

The case of Al-Quraiski v. Nakhla, 2010 WL 3001986, July 29, 2010, is a sobering opinion by a Maryland federal District Court discussing government contractor civil liability for conduct while performing as a contractor in support of military operations. The Read More

Government Contractor Liability under Alien Tort Statute and Torture Victim Protection Act

The estate of an Iraqi citizen shot and killed in Iraq sued a government contractor and the contractor’s foreign private-security corporation whose personnel allegedly shot and killed him. The suit was brought in United States District Court, District of Columbia. Read More

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