Contractor Can Be Sued In La. Under Iraqi Law: 5th Circ.

Law360, New York (February 17, 2012, 4:38 PM ET) -- The Fifth Circuit reversed the dismissal of a wrongful death suit against contractor Arkel International LLC., ruling Thursday that the company could be sued under Iraqi law for the death of a National Guard sergeant who was electrocuted at a U.S. military base in Iraq.

The parents of Sgt. Christopher Everett allege that Arkel, charged with maintenance of generator equipment at the Camp Taqaddum military base, negligently contributed to the death of their son, who was electrocuted in 2005 while using a power washer to clean...
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