But attorneys for Halliburton and former subsidiary KBR argued the woman signed a contract that binds her to settle all claims against her former employer -- through arbitration.
U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison didn't immediately rule.
Jamie Leigh Jones is a former Conroe resident who filed a federal lawsuit in May.
Jones says she was raped by co-workers while working for a Halliburton subsidiary at Camp Hope, Baghdad.
Attorneys for Halliburton, KBR and other subsidiaries that have been sued dispute the allegations.
The attack was alleged to have happened in Halliburton-provided barracks.