Blackwater settles US court cases
Seven lawsuits concerning alleged illegal activities that led to deaths in Iraq filed against the firm formerly known as Blackwater have been settled out of court in the US. The company, now known as Xe, said in a statement that they were “pleased” with the settlement, which came after months of negotiations. Susan Burke, the lawyer for the firm, filed for the cases to be dismissed in court late on Wednesday. “This enables Xe’s new management to move the company forward free of the costs and distraction of ongoing litigation, and provides some compensation to Iraqi families,” the company said.