ALEXANDRIA, Va. (CN) – Families of seven more people who were killed, and 19 who were wounded in Blackwater’s infamous Sept. 17, 2006 shootout in Baghdad’s Nisoor Square have sued Blackwater, now known as Xe, its founder Erik Prince, and a Prince’s network of mercenary companies, in Federal Court.
These dead people left 19 children. Many of the surviving plaintiffs saw their loved ones killed and also were shot.
As in two other cases filed this week, the plaintiffs demand punitive damages for war crimes, wrongful death, spoliation of evidence, and other charges.
In a fourth case, families of three more people, who were killed in Iraq on Sept. 9, 2007, sued the same defendants.
Plaintiffs in both cases are represented by Susan Burke with Burke O’Neil of Philadelphia and Katherine Gallagher with the Center for Constitutional Rights of New York, N.Y.
Here are the defendants: Erik Prince, Prince Group, EP Investments LLC, Greystone, Total Intelligence, The Prince Group LLC, Xe, Blackwater Worldwide, Blackwater Lodge and Training Center, Blackwater Target Systems, Blackwater Security Consulting, Raven Development Group.