Contractor Says McDermott Shared Secret Docs

Law360, New York (June 6, 2011, 3:37 PM EDT) -- J-M Manufacturing Co. Inc. on Friday sued former counsel McDermott Will & Emery LLP in California, saying it gave thousands of confidential documents to investigators in a False Claims Act suit brought by a former J-M employee over allegedly defective sewer piping.

In the underlying suit, filed in 2006, former J-M employee John Hendrix alleged that the pipes J-M used in sewer systems across the U.S. would fail far earlier than expected because the company deliberately used low-quality materials and a sloppy manufacturing process. The defendants...
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