Toyobo Clears Warranty Claims In $8M Body Armor Suit

Law360, New York (February 21, 2012, 1:57 PM EST) -- A Massachusetts federal judge on Friday tossed breach of warranty claims against Toyobo Co. Ltd. in an $8 million suit brought by a body armor company claiming that Toyobo fraudulently sold defective fibers used to make bulletproof vests.

Toyobo has faced a slew of lawsuits over its Zylon material — including a class action and a suit brought by the U.S. government — since 2003, when a police officer was killed after a bullet penetrated body armor made of Zylon, according to the suit.

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Case Title

First Choice Armor & Equipment, Inc. v. Toyobo America, Inc. et al


Case Number

1:09-cv-11380

Court

Massachusetts

Nature of Suit

Fraud or Truth-In-Lending

Judge

Nathaniel M. Gorton

Date Filed

August 18, 2009

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