Formosa Tentatively Freed From Defective PVC Case

Law360, Los Angeles (July 11, 2011, 8:00 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge Monday tentatively ruled to dismiss claims against manufacturer Formosa Plastics Corp. USA in a J-M Manufacturing Co. Inc. ex-employee's whistleblower suit over purportedly defective PVC piping sold to the government by the former Formosa subsidiary.

John Hendrix, a former J-M quality assurance engineer, sued J-M and its former parent company Formosa in 2006, alleging pipe that the company used in sewer systems across the U.S. would fail far earlier than expected because the company deliberately used low-quality materials and a sloppy manufacturing...
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