HOUSTON --Halliburton is asking the Supreme Court to block a local woman's lawsuit against the company. Jamie Leigh Jones says she was raped in Baghdad while working for KBR, a former subsidiary of Halliburton. Her lawsuit is set to go to trial next year.
But Halliburton says Jones signed a contract that calls for claims against the company to be settled through arbitration. A lower court ruled Jones could go to trial. Halliburton is asking the Supreme Court to overturn that ruling.