5th Circ. Won't Revive Halliburton Consortium Claim

Law360, New York (June 23, 2011, 7:38 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit upheld Thursday the dismissal of a loss of consortium claim made by the husband of a woman who claimed she was sexually assaulted and harassed while working as a civilian contractor in Iraq, affirming a win for Halliburton Co.

In a published decision, a three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit affirmed a Houston federal judge's decision to grant Halliburton summary judgment on Galen Barker's loss of consortium claim, ruling that, in Texas, a loss of consortium claim cannot stem from a spouse's federal...
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