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Iraqis' OT Suit V. Military Firm Sent To Federal Court

Law360 (June 5, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- L-3 Communications Corp. has removed to federal court a wage-and-hour suit that alleges the military contractor, which trains U.S. soldiers and Marines for combat, hired hundreds of Iraqi nationals to live in a mock Iraq village on two military bases but failed to pay them overtime.

The lawsuit, originally filed in the San Diego Superior Court on Jan. 2 and amended on May 6, alleges L-3 breached the Fair Labor Standards Act and California labor laws when it employed more than 300 Iraqi civilians living in...
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