A federal court has ordered Kuwait and Gulf Link Transport Company, a Kuwait-based contractor, to pay $4,907,048 in damages to the family of Col. Rocky Baragona. This is a most significant case involving the death of a U.S. soldier who was killed in Iraq. That’s because a contracting company is being held accountable in a U.S. Court for its actions in the war. A tractor-trailer operated by an employee of the contractor crashed into the Colonel’s Humvee in 2003 killing him instantly. A wrongful death action was filed in a Georgia federal court. The Judge, who heard the case found the contractor to be at fault and assessed damages. Interestingly, the contractor has received millions of dollars in. government contracts and has supplied vehicles and equipment to the U.S. Army.
Source: Associated Press
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