Fiber Maker Fails To Shoot Holes In Body Armor Suit

Law360, New York (May 5, 2010, 12:58 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has rejected a renewed bid by Toyobo Co. Ltd. to kill the U.S. government's allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly selling defective fiber used in bulletproof vests bought by federal agencies.

Judge Richard W. Roberts of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia acknowledged Tuesday that he incorrectly applied the FCA's 2009 amendments in his initial refusal to dismiss the suit. He ruled, however, that the government sufficiently pled its case even under the unamended version of...
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