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A Philadelphia law firm filed suit against Blackwater USA on Thursday on behalf of the families of Iraqis killed and injured in last month's shooting in Baghdad's Nusoor Square.

The suit calls the incident a "senseless slaying" and claims it was part of "Blackwater's lengthy pattern of egregious misconduct in Iraq."

"This was a summary execution, an execution without a trial," said Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights which is part of the legal team. Read full article »

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