Armor Shells Out $30M To Settle DOJ Zylon Suit

Law360, New York (October 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Armor Holdings Products LLC has agreed to shell out $30 million to settle U.S. government allegations that it breached the False Claims Act by knowingly manufacturing and selling defective bulletproof vests made of Zylon.

The U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday that Armor Holdings had also agreed to cooperate in the ongoing, wide-ranging investigation by several agencies into the body armor industry's use of Zylon.

The DOJ said Armor Holdings sold bulletproof vests containing either woven Zylon fiber or a laminate insert made from Zylon while...
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