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Jury Selection Begins In Jamie Leigh Jones Rape Case

By Ian Millhiser on June 13, 2011 at 5:59 pm

"Jury Selection Begins In Jamie Leigh Jones Rape Case"

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Six years ago, Jamie Leigh Jones was gang raped by her co-workers and then imprisoned in a shipping container without food or water while working for Halliburton in Iraq. Yet when Jones sought to hold Halliburton accountable in court, she was told that her employment contract contained a forced arbitration clause, which required any dispute between her and Halliburton to be handled in privatized, corporate-owned arbitration. Today, thanks to a law spearheaded by Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), Jones finally will get a jury trial. Jury selection began today.

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