Appeals court revives Abu Ghraib torture lawsuit
A lawsuit by four former Iraqi detainees who said they were tortured at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq may go forward, a federal appeals court said Monday.
Appeals court hears Abu Ghraib torture case
A lawyer for four former Iraqi detainees who say they were tortured at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison has asked a Virginia-based federal appeals court to reinstate their lawsuit against a military contractor.
Former celebrity lawyer receives life sentence
NEWARK, N.J. — A defense attorney who once had a roster of celebrity clients and boasted of having tried hundreds of cases in federal court was sentenced there on Monday to life in prison without parole after his conviction on nearly two dozen counts, including murder conspiracy and racketeering. Paul Bergrin, in custody since his […]
Judge dismisses much of torture suit against CACI
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A federal judge dealt a severe blow Friday to a long-running torture lawsuit filed against military contractor CACI by four Iraqis who say they suffered abuse at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison. At a hearing in U.S. District Court, Judge Gerald Bruce Lee tossed out claims that CACI conspired to torture the […]
Report: Defense contractor paid $5M to Iraqis over Abu Ghraib
WASHINGTON — A defense contractor whose subsidiary was accused in a lawsuit of conspiring to torture detainees at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq has paid $5.28 million to 71 former inmates held there and at other U.S.-run detention sites between 2003 and 2007. The settlement in the case involving Engility Holdings Inc. of […]
Va. appeals court revives Abu Ghraib lawsuits
RICHMOND, Va. — A divided federal appeals court on Friday revived two lawsuits by former Iraqi detainees who claimed civilian interrogators and translators participated in their torture at the Abu Ghraib prison, ruling that it’s too early to consider dismissing the cases. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals did not rule on the merits […]
Appeals court tosses 2 Abu Ghraib suits
RICHMOND, Va. — A federal appeals court on Wednesday dismissed two lawsuits by former Iraqi detainees who claimed civilian interrogators and translators participated in their torture at the Abu Ghraib prison. In a 2-1 decision, a panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the state law claims against contractors CACI International […]
Abu Ghraib contractors seek civil immunity
RICHMOND, Va. — The same principles that protect U.S. soldiers from being sued by enemy combatants apply to private contractors hired to help conduct a war, attorneys for two companies that provided interrogators at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq told a federal appeals court Tuesday. Attorneys for Arlington-based CACI International Inc. and New York-based L-3 Communications […]