DOJ Targets Canadian Textile Co. Over Defective Zylon

Law360, New York (November 3, 2009, 2:37 PM EST) -- The U.S. government has filed a False Claims Act lawsuit accusing a Canadian textile company of knowingly selling defective Zylon fabric to American body armor manufacturers for use in bulletproof vests.

The U.S. Department of Justice filed suit Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Lincoln Fabrics Ltd. of Ontario and its U.S. subsidiary, Lincoln Fabrics Inc. of Geneva, Ala.

The suit claims Lincoln knew the woven Zylon degraded quickly over time, especially in hot and humid conditions, and that the...
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