CACI International (NYSE: CACI) has learned that the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has denied a petition for rehearing in two lawsuits alleging detainee abuse at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq filed against CACI in 2004.
On September 11, 2009, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit had ruled in CACI’s favor in the two lawsuits. The Iraqi plaintiffs asked the court to rehear the appeals, which the court declined.
“From day one, CACI has rejected these outrageous allegations and vigorously fought to uphold the reputation of our fine company and dedicated people. This favorable court decision validates what we have communicated to the public and media for years: these lawsuits are malicious, baseless, and completely without merit. We have been steadfast in setting the record straight, and will continue to communicate the truth, ” said Paul Cofoni, president and CEO of CACI.
None of the Iraqi plaintiffs in the lawsuits alleged that they had any contact with anyone affiliated with CACI. No CACI personnel appeared in any of the notorious photographs at Abu Ghraib, and no one affiliated with the company has been charged with any wrongdoing.