Body Armor Co. Staves Off Suit With $960K Deal

Law360, New York (April 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Body armor manufacturer Protective Products International Inc. will shell out almost $1 million to quell allegations that it ran afoul of the False Claims Act when it sold the government more than 330 defective bulletproof vests.

Sunrise, Fla.-based Protective Products knew the Zylon vests weren't up to snuff because the material was not appropriate for ballistic specifications, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The Zylon fiber in the allegedly defective vests came from Japanese company Toyobo Co. Ltd. and Toyobo's American subsidiary, which currently faces...
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