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Political Question Doctrine Requires Dismissal of Wrongful Death Suit Against Government Contractor in Iraq

On July 26, 2012 by Schnader

Earlier this month, a federal trial court relied on the Political Question Doctrine in dismissing a wrongful death action against a military contractor in Harris v. Kellogg, Brown & Root Services, Inc. This Alert provides a brief overview of the Political Question Doctrine, discusses the Harris decision, and briefly analyzes the potential application of Harris to other types of cases.

Please click here to read the full Alert.