Eastern District of Virginia rules that Blackwater cannot arbitrate False Claims Act retaliation claims

Lexology  March 15, 2013 On Wednesday, the Eastern District of Virginia declared an arbitration provision in an independent contractor agreement unconscionable, clearing the way for two plaintiffs to bring their False Claims Act (FCA) retaliation claims in Federal court. The plaintiffs were two firearms instructors previously employed by Academi Training … Continue reading

2nd Ex Blackwater worker Justin Cannon gets 30 months for manslaughter

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on June 27, 2011 by Bill Sizemore at The Virginian Pilot June 27, 2011 A second former Blackwater contractor was sentenced to prison for involuntary manslaughter today in the 2009 shooting death of a civilian in Afghanistan. Justin Cannon of Corpus Christi, Texas, was sentenced to 30 … Continue reading

Injured Blackwater Xe war contractor approved for treatment by AIG

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on June 16, 2011 Bravo to Kevin Graman for exposing AIG’s  dangerous “risk management” practices. We too hope it is not too late for Jennifer as it has been for so many who have come before her. A Big Salute to you both !! Kevin Graman The … Continue reading

Ex Blackwater worker gets 37 months in Afghan’s death

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on June 14, 2011 Bill Sizemore The Virginian Pilot  June 14, 2011 NORFOLK  A former Blackwater contractor from Virginia Beach was sentenced to 37 months in prison today for involuntary manslaughter in the 2009 shooting death of a civilian in Afghanistan. Christopher Drotleff is the first contractor … Continue reading

Blackwater Gets ‘Too Big to Fail’, Hires AIG Castoff

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on June 13, 2011 Nothing says, “We’re through with scandal!” quite like hiring a former executive from one of the country’s leading economic bloodsuckers. by Spencer Ackerman at Wired’s Danger Room Blackwater — sorry, Xe Services — really wants to turn the PR page from the bad … Continue reading

Army Vet Battling Private Insurer for Coverage She Feels is Due

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on June 13, 2011 “The American Psychiatric Association has a very specific and rigid stance against psychiatrists rendering diagnoses on patients they have not examined.” Injured as contractor in Afghanistan but denied specialized therapy at home Kevin Graman The Spokesman Review  June 13, 2011 A highly trained … Continue reading

US Injured Contractors lawsuit alleges Blackwater failed to pay benefits

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on June 8, 2011 The lawsuit says Xe and its workers compensation insurers refused to provide benefits until forced to do so “after drawn out disputes in administrative courts.” AFP June 8, 2011 WASHINGTON — Four former employees of Blackwater, the scandal-plagued security firm now called Xe, … Continue reading

Class Action Tax Misclassificiation filed against XE, Formerly Blackwater

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on June 7, 2011 Scott Bloch blasts Blackwater on behalf of thousands of former employees who were mistreated and denied employee benefits, unemployment and other withholding based on a fraudulent misclassification as independent contractors. Mercadante et al vs Xe Services, LLC et al Statement Concerning Filing of … Continue reading

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