1st Circ. Denies Widow's Claim Under Defense Base Act

Law360, New York (November 20, 2012, 6:00 PM EST) -- The First Circuit on Tuesday affirmed a National Labor Review Board decision denying a widow's bid for compensation under the Defense Base Act after her husband, a GD Arabia Ltd. employee, likely committed suicide inside the military contractor's Saudi Arabian compound.

The three-judge panel said Terri Truczinskas provided no evidence that her husband's death was was connected to his job activities as a military trainer or stemmed from living in a region of northern Saudi Arabia that could be considered a so-called “zone of special danger,”...
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