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Federal Judge Rules U.S. May Sue Bulletproof Vest Manufacturer—9/2/11

D.C. federal judge Richard Roberts recently ruled that the federal government could continue with its suit against First Choice Armor & Equipment, the bulletproof vest manufacturer that allegedly sold defective vests to state and local law enforcement agencies, under the False Claims Act. Judge Roberts held that, “[t]he government’s claim that First Choice knew the vests could not stand up to an industry standard that they ‘remain fit for use as body armor’ for five years is a valid claim under the False Claims Act.”

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