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ArmorSource LLC has agreed to pay three million ($3,000,000.00) dollars to settle a qui tam case alleging that it delivered military helmets to the military, which were manufactured using methods that did not conform to contract requirements. In May 2010, the Army began recalling the helmets after several lots failed ballistic safety tests. Attorney Andrew J. Campanelli represented the relators together with co-counsel. Mr. Campanelli’s clients will receive four hundred fifty thousand ($450,000.00) dollars, a portion of which will be paid as attorneys fees.
At a criminal dumping trial within which his clients were charged with nearly a dozen felony counts for having allegedly released tons of hazardous contamination within a public park, attorney Andrew J. Campanelli began his opening statement before the jury with a line from the movie My Cousin Vinny. “Everything that guy just said was bull****.”
“In twenty-five years of litigation and trials, I have never uttered anything like that in any federal or state court anywhere within the Country. But in this case, it was the right opening statement to make.” – Andrew J. Campanelli
All charges against Mr. Campanelli’s clients were dismissed before the defense began the presentation of their case.