Chemical Cos. Dodge FCA Suit Over Fire-Retardant Formula

Law360, New York (January 23, 2014, 8:36 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a False Claims Act suit against Chemical Specialties Inc. and Viance LLC, ruling that the relator hadn't shown that the defendants' allegedly defective fire-retardant chemicals could be tied to a fraud against the government.

Osmose Inc., a Buffalo, N.Y.-based company that works to maintain utility infrastructure and railroad bridges, had alleged that Chemical Specialties and Viance sold a defective fire-retardant chemical formula to wood-treating companies, which in turn caused those companies to present false claims for payment to...
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