Military Contractor Owes Kevlar Supplier $13.5M: Suit

Law360, New York (October 26, 2011, 4:14 PM EDT) -- JPS Composite Materials Corp. launched a breach of contract suit Wednesday in South Carolina, accusing KDH Defense Systems Inc. of unlawfully withholding payment for $13.5 million worth of military body armor fabrics that KDH claimed were defective.

Between December and June, JPS sent KDH three shipments of specialized woven Kevlar fabrics for the defense contractor to use in body armor it supplied to the U.S. Army and U.S. Marines, products that KDH accepted and certified upon receipt met agreed-upon specifications, according to the complaint.

KDH even...
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