Firm That Bragged About PVC Win Sued For Libel

Law360, New York (February 24, 2014, 2:52 PM EST) -- PVC pipe maker J-M Manufacturing Co. sued Phillips & Cohen LLP for libel Friday in California court over a press release from the law firm touting a jury verdict in a J-M employee's qui tam suit alleging the company had ripped off countless municipalities with subpar piping.

J-M's complaint claims the Nov. 15 press release, which said a federal jury had found the company’s piping to be "faulty," "substandard" and "shoddy," misrepresented the actual trial and captured "neither the sting nor the gist of the jury's...
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