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Saleh v. Titan Corp., 08-7008

In an action alleging detainee abuse by private military contractors that provided services to the U.S. government at the Abu Ghraib military prison during the war in Iraq, denial of summary judgment to one defendant is reversed where plaintiffs' tort claims were preempted under the military contractor immunity doctrine. Judgment for the other defendant is affirmed on the same grounds.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 02/10/2009
  • Decided 09/11/2009
  • Published 09/11/2009


  • Before: GARLAND and KAVANAUGH, Circuit Judges, and SILBERMAN, Senior Circuit Judge.


  • United States DC Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Susan L. Burke argued the cause for appellants. With her on the briefs were Katherine Gallagher, Shereef Hadi Akeel, and L. Palmer Foret., J. William Koegel Jr. argued the cause for intervenors CACI International Inc. and CACI Premier Technology, Inc. With him on the brief was John F. O'Connor.

  • For Appellees:
  • Ari S. Zymelman argued the cause for appellee. With him on the brief were F. Whitten Peters, Kannon K. Shanmugam, and F. Greg Bowman.
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