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Dead soldiers entitled to sue for negligence

The Court of Appeal has ruled that the families of four soldiers killed in Iraq should be able to sue the MOD for failing to provide the forces with adequate equipment. This followed the ruling last year by the High Court, who said that they were not able to claim on ground of human rights, but that families could sue over negligence.

Lawyers for the families argued that the MOD had a duty of care to protect its soldiers. They believe that this is a landmark decision and are pleased that it would be up to the court to decide if the MOD had breached its duty of care.

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