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Supreme Court hears arguments on securities fraud
March 6, 2014
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday on class certification procedures in stock and securities fraud litigation. In Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. Johnson Fund, Inc. the court will decide whether the Fifth Circuit's ruling is contradictory both to prior Supreme Court precedents and to th....... [more]

Halliburton pleads guilty to tampering with BP oil spill evidence
September 20, 2013
Halliburton pleaded guilty in US federal court on Thursday to charges that it had destroyed evidence in connection with its role in the BP oil spill in 2010. The company admitted that it had tampered with a protected computer, erasing 3D models of the affected wells, in order to destroy evidence of....... [more]

Halliburton to plead guilty to destroying evidence in 2010 Gulf oil spill
July 26, 2013
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Thursday that Halliburton Energy Services has agreed to plead guilty to destroying evidence in connection with the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Halliburton stands accused of destroying the results of an internal investigation in....... [more]

Supreme Court grants securities fraud class certification without proof of loss causation
June 6, 2011
The US Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Monday in Erica P John Fund v. Halliburton that, though a party to a private securities fraud action must demonstrate that the defendant';s misrepresentation caused economic loss, securities fraud plaintiffs do not need to prove loss causation for class cert....... [more]

Supreme Court hears arguments on class certification, sentencing laws
April 25, 2011
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in Erica P John Fund v. Halliburton. The court will determine whether investor losses need to be proven by a preponderance of the evidence at the class certification stage prior to full discovery in order for the class action lawsuit to proceed. The....... [more]

Supreme Court grants certiorari in seven cases
January 10, 2011
The US Supreme Court on Friday granted certiorari in seven cases. In Erica P. John Fund, Inc. v. Halliburton Co., the court will determine whether investor losses need to be proven by a preponderance of the evidence at the class certification stage prior to full discovery in order for the class a....... [more]

Nigeria filing bribery charges against Cheney in connection with Halliburton contract
December 3, 2010
Nigerian prosecutors announced Thursday that they are instituting bribery charges against former US vice president Dick Cheney in connection in with a contract that Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR) obtained to build a natural gas project in the Niger Delta area. Bribes amounting....... [more]

Halliburton seeks extension to prepare defense for Deepwater Horizon oil spill claims
October 2, 2010
Halliburton Energy Services and several other companies being sued in connection with April's Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico filed a request on Friday seeking more time to prepare their defense, the AP reports. The motion, filed in the US District Court for the Eastern District o....... [more]

Alabama AG sues BP over Gulf oil spill
August 13, 2010
Alabama Attorney General Troy King on Thursday filed a lawsuit against BP for damages to the state's coast and economy, claiming that the oil giant has failed in its efforts to accept responsibility for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. King filed an additional lawsuit in the fe....... [more]

US civilian lawsuits against military contractors may overcome jurisdiction challenge
May 29, 2008
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Wednesday ruled to remand a set of consolidated tort claims brought against military contractors in Iraq, holding that further factual development is necessary before determining whether the cases were nonjusticiable political questions. The plaintiffs a....... [more]

Halliburton subcontractor executive pleads guilty in Iraq fraud case
July 22, 2007
Former Eagle Global Logistics (EGL) executive Kevin Andre Smoot pleaded guilty Friday in US District Court to making a false statement and violating the Anti-Kickback Act. Last year, EGL, a Houston-based company hired by Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR) to ship military cargo....... [more]




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