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Wife of State Dep’t employee liable for abuse overseas (access required)

A housekeeper who was repeatedly raped by the husband of a U.S. State Department employee while working at the U.S. embassy in Yemen obtained a $3 million judgment against the wife. Although the wife argued that, because the abuse occurred overseas, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act did not apply extraterritorially to reach her conduct, the ...