DC Circ. Won't Rehear $2B Suit By Injured War-Zone Workers

By Kat Greene (August 6, 2015, 9:45 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit declined Thursday to reconsider its decision affirming the dismissal of the bulk of a $2 billion proposed class action accusing government contractors and insurance carriers, including Halliburton Corp. and Continental Casualty Co., of withholding health benefits from badly wounded workers.

The decision, filed without further opinion, shut down the putative class's contention in a July 2 motion for reconsideration that the court had wrongly looked through the lens of the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act and the Defense Base Act when deciding on claims that couldn't be remedied by those laws.

An appellate panel ruled in June...

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