9th Circ. Nixes Boeing Torture Suit Over State Secrets

Law360, New York (September 9, 2010, 7:48 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has dismissed a case alleging a Boeing Co. unit delivered five men to CIA interrogation sites and foreign prisons where they were tortured, ruling that any further litigation would put state secrets at risk.

The 6-5 decision issued Wednesday by an en banc panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the lawsuit against Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen DataPlan Inc. must be dismissed because “there is no feasible way to litigate Jeppesen's alleged liability without creating an unjustifiable...
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