s skippy the bush kangaroo: i have a meme...orandum! part 6

skippy the bush kangaroo

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

i have a meme...orandum! part 6

al franken gets alleged kbr rape victim her day in court - business insider:
the fifth circuit eventually held that some of [halliburton employee jamie lee] jones' claims did indeed belong in court because the assault was not related to her employment. kbr had appealed the decision to the supreme court, but after initial briefing, kbr withdrew its appeal on march 11.

why? sen. al franken! franken successfully advocated a prohibition that keeps contractors receiving federal defense funds from forcing employees to arbitration to resolve certain claims, including civil rights and harassment disputes.

kbr spokesperson heather browne told the blog of the legal times that the withdrawal was in fact related to the franken amendment. though they said they believe "that the language of the amendment is broad and vague," they did not wish to run afoul of it.

jones' attorney said they are now preparing for trial.
posted by skippy at 9:51 AM |


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