Honeywell Can Depose Witnesses In Ballistic Vest FCA Row

Law360, New York (January 9, 2014, 1:09 PM EST) -- A District of Columbia federal judge on Wednesday ordered the U.S. to produce 13 witnesses for deposition it has held back in a suit alleging Honeywell International Inc. violated the False Claims Act by selling defective body armor and primary ballistic bulletproof vests to the government.

Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola granted Honeywell’s motion to compel the government witnesses, whose testimony Honeywell claims is critical to its defense against the government’s allegations. Honeywell claims the government has been deliberately keeping it from several key witnesses in...
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