DOJ Sues Fiber Maker For Faulty Body Armor

Law360, New York (June 27, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Japanese fiber maker has been hit with a lawsuit by the U.S. Department of Justice accusing the company of knowingly selling a defective fiber used in bullet-proof vests that weakened when exposed to florescent lights, heat and humidity.

The DOJ filed the lawsuit against Toyobo Co. Ltd. and its American subsidiary, Toyobo America Inc. on Tuesday in the U.S. District Court of Washington, D.C., alleging that the company violated the False Claims Act by selling faulty fiber that was woven into armor worn by local,...
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