The Ongoing Cover Up of Justin Pope’s Death in Iraq

Claims of a cover-up in the killing of a metro Detroit man in Iraq By Curt Guyette Five years ago, after surviving one tour of duty in Iraq and another in Afghanistan, Cpl. Justin Pope left the Marine Corps to take a lucrative, high-prestige job with a private military contractor … Continue reading

Just how far the Employer/Carrier will go to deny a DBA Claim

NO HEART, NO CLAIM !! Callous Indifference From Military Contractor in Iraq, Family Says April 29, 2013      HOUSTON (CN) – A military contractor in Iraq shipped a worker’s body home in pieces, without the heart, then after “painful negotiations” but “no apology,” tried to charge his family for shipping home the … Continue reading

Iraq War Civilian Contractor Casualty Not Counted: Tim Eysselinck

Go tell the Americans Stranger Passing by That here obedient to their laws I lie April 23 2004 Ronco Consulting chose to play down the suicide and blame it on his wife and son.  They sent their HR person to our home to make sure that my husband hadn’t grown any … Continue reading

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

Government says KBR failed to make valid claim, asks judge to dismiss contractor’s case

by Mike Francis, The Oregonian March 18, 2013 The federal government should not be ordered to reimburse KBR Inc. for the costs the contractor has incurred for defending itself in lawsuits brought by military veterans, including Oregon National Guard soldiers, lawyers for the government argued in federal court Monday. They … Continue reading

ArmorGroup North America settles Whistleblower False Claims for $7.5 million

ArmorGroup North America settles Whistleblower False Claims for $7.5 million Posted by defensebaseactcomp on July 7, 2011 Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, July 7, 2011 Armor Group North America and Its Affiliates Pay $7.5 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations WASHINGTON – Armor … 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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