Sunday, July 4, 2010

Supreme Court Denies Claim Against Halliburton (NYSE:HAL)

Annette Carmichael of Atlanta, Georgia filed a lawsuit on behalf of her husband Sargent Keith Carmichael against Halliburton (NYSE:HAL). In papers filed with the court, Mrs. Carmichael was claimed that her husband suffered brain injury when a truck in a fuel convoy crashed into him.

He was assigned to ride a tanker truck operated by Kellogg, Brown & Root, Halliburton's former subsidiary during a 2004 convoy. When a civilian failed to make a curve, Mr. Carmichael was thrown and pinned under the truck. He was left in a permanent vegetative state.

The case was originally filed in Georgia State court in 2006. The lawsuit was transferred at the request of the companies to federal court where they won full dismissal. Mrs. Carmichael appealed the decision. The Obama administration recommending full denial of the appeal. The federal appeals court ruled without comment, dismissing the lawsuit.

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