AWB Fights Off Iraqi Women's Liability Claims

Law360, New York (December 17, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The two Kurdish women who claim that Australian Wheat Board Ltd. supported terrorism by throwing kickbacks to Saddam Hussein have failed to show any links proving that the wheat exporter took part in torturing and killing their husbands, the company has argued in a motion to toss their proposed class action.

The women have argued in a United States federal court that Australian Wheat Board, now known as AWB, should be held liable for the deaths under the U.S. Torture Victim Protection Act and other international...
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