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Fisher v. Halliburton: Fifth Circuit Invokes Common Sense To Defend Defense Base Act

By Alex Major In March 2010, a federal district court in Texas ruled that the deaths and injuries sustained by a group of civilian convoy drivers in Iraq during insurgent attacks were not “accidents” caused by conditions of their employment and were, therefore, outside the scope of the protections afforded to contractors by the Defense … Continue Reading
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