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Blaming Haliburton is nice, but KBR is the company involved, not Haliburton. Things like that are basic...Heritage should be ashamed that they're screwing up their facts like that. Obviously this is not something to protect rape victims, many of which have these arbitration-only clauses in their contracts. This is clearly designed to benefit trial lawyers! Because it'd be absolutely inconceivable that the United States Congress would act to protect citizens serving the country overseas.
Yes as it would be inconceivable for the United States Congress to act in the interests of one of the majority party's largest (the largest?) pools of donors.
Oh, and when the KBR employee was raped, the company was a Halliburton subsidiary. So careful throwing around those defamatory statements.
Even given that, it isn't like Al Franken is really out to get Haliburton now. All defense contractors suffer.And, yeah, if you want to keep a clause in the contracts that prevents rape victims from suing for damages--a clause that would allow courts to interpret contracts as they like...well, free speech, right? You can advocate for that.But I think the women working for these companies deserve much better.
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