A U.K. judge has ordered a federal judge in the U.A.E. to halt the trial of a company accused of failing to provide air conditioning ventilators in a home where at least one of the victims had been raped and killed.
The case against the company, which has faced charges in the case, has been under investigation since at least December, when it was revealed that the company had provided air conditioning to the home in which the killing occurred, even though a judge ruled that it was illegal to do so.
S District Judge Mark E. Smith ordered the company to pay $100,000 in damages to the family of the woman, who was raped and then killed by a company employee.
Smith’s order on Wednesday also ordered that the lawsuit be dismissed.
A jury trial was scheduled for next year in the same courtroom, and a trial date was set for the U-T case.