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August 2007 Hilla, Iraq Shooting
Date: 06/10/2009 (Date of Filing)
Misconduct Type: Human Rights
Enforcement Agency: Non-Governmental
Contracting Party: State Dept.
Court Type: Civil
Synopsis: Ali Kareem Fakhri and the family of Husain Salih Rabea sued Blackwater founder Erik Prince and several of the corporate entities he allegedly owns or manages (including Blackwater Worldwide, Xe, The Prince Group, EP Investments, and Greystone, Ltd.) for a shooting that took place on August 13, 2007 in Hilla, Iraq, in which Rabea was killed. The plaintiffs’ claims included war crimes and various torts, including assault and battery and wrongful death. This and six other lawsuits alleging abuses by Blackwater in Iraq were settled in January 2010. The terms of the settlement are confidential.