Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Toyobo Co.
Current Parent Company: 
Toyobo
Penalty: 
$970,437
Year: 
2006
Date: 
July 10, 2006
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Toyobo Co. agreed to pay in settlement of a class action suit alleging that the material used in bullet proof vests lost effectiveness before the end of the warranty period. This payment was to Massachusetts law enforcement agencies that had joined the class action suit.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Massachusetts Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Massachusetts
HQ Country of Parent: 
Japan
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
miscellaneous manufacturing
Specific Industry of Parent: 
textile products
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Parent company note: 
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