How’s this for corporate responsibility? Halliburton told one of its employees who was wounded while working in Iraq that it would nominate him for the civilian equivalent of a Purple Heart—if he promised not to sue the company. He didn’t sign; he got the medal anyway; and he’s suing Halliburton.
... Ray Stannard was a truck driver in Iraq for Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg Brown and Root. In 2003, he was part of a fuel convoy that was ambushed by insurgents. Seven Americans died in the attack and 26 were injured, including Stanner. He is suing the company.
His company knew the convoy’s route was dangerous and unprotected, he says, but sent the convoy through anyway. “What they did was murder,” Stannard told CBS News recently. “And I stick by that.”