CSC Unit Seeks $19M Over Botched US Vaccine Contract

By Tess Hofmann (September 16, 2014, 6:45 PM EDT) -- Computer Sciences Corp. subsidiary DynPort Vaccine Co., which develops vaccines for the military, sued Lonza Biologics Inc. in Maryland federal court Monday, alleging the company backed out of a subcontract to manufacture a vaccine and made off with $18.9 million.

DynPort fired Lonza as the manufacturer of its botulinum neurotoxin vaccine when Lonza's Massachusetts facility failed a U.S. Food & Drug Administration inspection, prompting its sudden move to Switzerland. Because Lonza could not come up with a plan to keep its work going on schedule, DynPort was forced to find another subcontractor, according to the complaint.

"DVC has incurred and will...

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