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Omar Khadr Lawsuit: Judge Awards U.S. Soldiers $134M By Default

07/02/2015 02:32 EDT | Updated 07/02/2015 02:59 EDT

SALT LAKE CITY - A federal judge in Utah has awarded a $134.2 million default judgment in a lawsuit filed on behalf of two U.S. soldiers against a Canadian man who was held at Guantanamo Bay and pleaded guilty to committing war crimes when he was 15.

Lawyer Laura Tanner says that collecting the award from 28-year-old Omar Khadr could be a challenge, but she's looking for a Canadian law firm to help begin the process.

The judge decided by default after the suit got no answer from Khadr, who was released from a Canadian prison last month.

Khadr pleaded guilty to throwing a grenade that killed U.S. solider Christopher Speer and injured Layne Morris in 2002.

Attorney Dennis Edney says Khadr pleaded guilty under duress and there's no evidence he did it.

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