High Court Refuses Case Over War-Zone Disability Claims

Law360, New York (October 7, 2013, 8:34 PM EDT) -- The Supreme Court on Monday decided not to hear an appeal by Blackwater Security Consulting LLC in a case over disability payments to a war zone security employee, thwarting the contractor's argument that payments should not be permanently locked in at a higher rate based on his overseas wages.

Blackwater and its insurer, Continental Insurance Co., petitioned the Supreme Court in March, seeking to overturn a Ninth Circuit decision that allowed Blackwater employee Daniel Raymond to be paid the maximum amount under the Defense Base Act's...
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