Halliburton Shirked Water Treatment: Whistleblower

Law360, New York (December 9, 2010, 5:40 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice has declined to intervene in a whistleblower suit against Halliburton Co. that alleges the energy giant failed to execute contractual duties to test and purify lavatory and drinking water used by U.S. troops in Iraq.

The department on Tuesday decided not to join the case on behalf of the relator — a former water purification operator for Halliburton subsidiaries — prompting Judge James Cacheris of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia to order the complaint in the...
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