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Legal Legacy of Wars

Privatization of military activity abroad creates new legal challenges                                       

The U.S. military's continued reliance on private military contractors over the past two decades — and particularly in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars — has generated numerous legal challenges and high-profile Congressional investigations since 2001.

In recent years, Powers MediaWorks LLC has advised:

  • Multiple U.S. law firms representing injured contractors and the families of contractors killed in Iraq in civil claims against a corporate military contractor.
  • A U.S. law firm representing the family of a U.S. soldier in civil claims against a Canadian corporate military contractor.
  • Multiple U.S. law firms representing U.S. military personnel and individual contractors in toxic tort claims against a corporate military contractor.
  • A U.S. law firm representing the family of U.S. soldier allegedly fatally injured by an Australian corporate military contractor in Iraq.
  • A U.S. law firm representing U.S. and British military personnel in toxic tort claims against a corporate military contractor.
  • A U.S.-British legal team that represented British military personnel and a Kuwaiti interpreter in the first civil Iraq War claims brought by allied military personnel under the Foreign Claims Act.
  • A U.S. legal team pursuing wrongful death and torture claims related to the Iraq War against corporate military contractors.

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