J-M Can't Dodge FCA Suit Over Defective Pipes

Law360, Los Angeles (March 4, 2013, 5:06 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Monday refused to throw out a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging J-M Manufacturing Co. Inc. defrauded dozens of state and local governments by selling them defective pipes, rejecting its argument that the plaintiffs can't sustain their claims because they can't prove the pipes they received were substandard.

U.S. District Judge George H. Wu denied J-M's motion for summary adjudication, ruling that the plaintiffs' case could go forward because they weren't limited to proving only that J-M, which became JM Eagle Co....
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