Alleged KBR Rape Victim Told To Pay Court Costs

By Martin Bricketto (September 28, 2011, 5:57 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge on Monday ordered a former KBR Inc. employee who failed to prevail on claims of alleged rape by co-workers in Iraq to pay about $145,000 in court costs but declined to award the company $2 million in attorneys' fees.

U.S. District Judge Judge Keith P. Ellison said that, under Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, courts should let a prevailing party recoup costs other than attorneys' fees and that KBR's transcript, printing, witness and expert expenses fall within the acceptable legal parameters for such recoveries. A jury found in KBR's favor in July after a two-week trial....

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