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Civil Procedure – Settlement Enforcement – Wrongful Death Claim – Va. Law (access required)

The widow and surviving sons of an Iraqi citizen who was fatally shot in Iraq by a drunken independent contractor for defendant Blackwater cannot obtain federal court review of their settlement agreement, by virtue of the parties’ agreement that Virginia law controls their settlement, says an Alexandria U.S. District Court. Federal courts as a general matter ...