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Gasket Co. Passed Off Shoddy Products, Supplier Says

Law360 (February 8, 2011, 1:32 PM EST) -- Military supplier Manufacturer’s Rubber & Supply Inc. has accused Allstate Gasket & Packing Inc. of fraudulently peddling rubber gaskets for ships and submarines that do not meet federal standards, endangering military personnel.

The complaint, lodged Monday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, claims that Allstate falsely certified the quality of its rubber gaskets, causing Manufacturer’s to supply Northrop Grumman Corp. with subpar gaskets for its ships and submarines.

Allstate certified that the rubber gaskets used in piping and ventilation systems comply with...
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