Halliburton Dodges Suit Over Iraq Water Contracts

Law360, New York (May 24, 2011, 7:51 PM EDT) -- A Virginia federal judge on Tuesday threw out a whistleblower case that alleged Halliburton Co. defrauded the U.S. in its billing for contracts to purify water in Iraq, saying a similar case filed by the plaintiff barred this one.

A "first-to-file” rule designed to prevent copycat whistleblower suits under the False Claims Act bars former Halliburton employee Benjamin Carter from following up on his own, earlier suit, U.S. District Judge James C. Cacheris said.

Carter first sued under the FCA in 2008, and then again in...
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Case Information

Case Title

Carter v. Halliburton Company, et al.

Case Number



Virginia Eastern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


James C. Cacheris

Date Filed

August 4, 2010

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