10/23/2006

Calif. Superior Court rules bulletproof vest manufacturer liable for death of officer

Natalie White
Lawyers USA
Copyright 2006 Dolan Media Newswires

A California jury ordered a bulletproof vest manufacturer to pay the family of a slain police officer $3.6 million for failing to warn law enforcement officials of the product's failings.

The plaintiffs contended that the vests degrade quickly when exposed to light, heat and humidity - and that Second Chance Body Armor knew this and failed to warn its customers.

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