CACI International has won some early legal skirmishes in advance of a trial based on allegations that employees of one of its units were part of a group that abused detainees at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.
Last month, the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia granted CACI’s motion to dismiss conspiracy claims associated with the case. The plaintiffs had argued that CACI interrogators conspired with soldiers to abuse detainees.
The court also granted CACI’s request to remove parent company CACI International as a defendant. Now, business unit CACI Premier Technology is the only defendant.
Perhaps most troublesome for the plaintiffs is the fact that some of the former detainees are still seeking to enter the country for depositions.
The case has four plaintiffs, all Iraqis who spent time at Abu Ghraib, according to court documents. They allege they were tortured by conspirators that included CACI employees.