JM Found Liable For Shoddy Pipes In FCA Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (November 14, 2013, 10:34 PM ET) -- A California federal jury on Thursday determined that pipe maker J-M Manufacturing Co. Inc. knowingly made and sold substandard plastic pipe that was later used to build water and sewer systems in several states, making it liable to pay damages in a whistleblower False Claims Act suit.

Meanwhile, the company’s former owner, Formosa Plastics Corp. USA, has agreed to pay $23 million to settle its end of the FCA suit in a deal that was inked in September but not announced until Thursday, according to the...
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Case Title

United States of America et al v. J-M Manufacturing Company, Inc.


Case Number

5:06-cv-00055

Court

California Central

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions

Judge

George H. Wu

Date Filed

January 16, 2006

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