J-M Faults Pipe Buyers' Damages Theory In FCA Row

Law360, Los Angeles (November 21, 2016, 9:59 PM EST) -- J-M Manufacturing Co. told a California judge Monday that the cities and states alleging it sold substandard plastic pipes can't ask for the cost of replacing their pipes in an upcoming damages trial, because doing so would go beyond the liability verdict already imposed in the False Claims Act dispute.

At the hearing in Los Angeles, attorneys for J-M urged U.S. District Judge George Wu to grant their motion precluding a half-dozen expert reports submitted by a group of three municipal utilities and two states serving...
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