Military contractor KBR is trying to get a woman who said she was raped while working for them in Iraq to pay them $2 million to cover their court fees, claiming her $145 million lawsuit against them was frivolous and fabricated.A jury rejected Jamie Leigh Jones’ claim against the company last month. In a court filing, KBR said that Jones’ claims were “frivolous, unreasonable, and groundless.”
Jones said there is “nothing frivolous” about her claims, according to the Wall Street Journal, pointing out that a judge let the trial proceed and that the jury deliberated for over 10 hours before it reached its verdict.
Jones’ lawyer Todd Kelly told WSJ’s Law Blog that his client doesn’t have the means to cover KBR’s fee request. “They have beaten us and now they are attempting to crush us,” he added. “This is an attempt by KBR to chill other people from bringing claims against them.”
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