Halliburton, KBR Say Law Blocks $2B Insurance Denial Suit

Law360, New York (July 16, 2012, 4:21 PM EDT) -- Halliburton Corp. and KBR Inc. on Friday asked a Washington federal judge to toss a $2 billion proposed class action accusing them of war profiteering through denied health insurance claims to employees working under government contracts, arguing the suit is blocked by the Defense Base Act.

The employees, who describe injuries ranging from brain damage caused by bomb blasts to life-threatening infections from sandfly bites, are suing under various state laws as well as the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations...
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