Fiber Maker Can't Shoot Down Body Armor Suit

Law360, New York (February 24, 2010, 6:45 PM EST) -- A federal judge won't kill allegations that Toyobo Co. Ltd. knowingly sold a defective fiber used in bulletproof vests that resulted in the death of at least one police officer, finding that the U.S. government has sufficiently pled its case.

Judge Richard W. Roberts of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia rejected on Tuesday the Japanese fiber maker's motion to dismiss the FCA suit brought by the federal government.

The U.S. joined a lawsuit against Toyobo and body armor maker Second Chance Body...
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