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Calif. body armor maker sues feds


Fresno company says decertification cost it millions in contracts.
 
By Sanford Nax,
The Fresno Bee

FRESNO, Calif. — Officials at Pinnacle Armor, saying their business is on the verge of financial ruin, are suing the federal government for removing their bullet-proof vests from a list of approved body armor.

The Fresno company says it lost millions of dollars worth of contracts after the National Institute of Justice in August decertified its Dragon Skin body armor, claiming the company couldn't prove its declared six-year warranty.

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