On March 6, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia granted a motion to compel the production of documents arising from defendants’ internal compliance investigations. See United States ex rel. Barko v. Halliburton Company, No. 05-cv-1276 (D.D.C. Mar. 6, 2014). The court rejected defendants’ arguments that these documents qualified for attorney-client privilege or work product protections, relying on the fact that the investigation was required by both government contracting regulations and internal corporate policy.