DOJ Shouldn't Be Sanctioned In Bulletproof Vest Row: Judge

Law360, New York (March 22, 2012, 7:53 PM EDT) -- Honeywell International Inc.'s bid to sanction the U.S. Department of Justice for its conduct during discovery in a False Claims Act suit over allegedly defective bulletproof vests is premature and should be denied, a Washington magistrate judge said Thursday.

U.S. Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola said it could not be determined whether the DOJ had engaged in alleged misdeeds — including producing sets of documents that were not responsive to discovery demands but instead contained “inappropriate jokes” and “chat-room discussions filled with vulgarity” — until the...
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