Jury Finds Pipemaker JM Eagle Liable in False Claims Suit

A federal jury in California on Nov. 14 found pipe manufacturer JM Eagle liable for making false claims about PVC water pipe it sold to states and municipalities over the course of nearly a decade. JM Eagle pipes are used extensively in drinking water, irrigation and other public systems. The jury’s verdict opens the company to potentially billions of dollars in damages, with an exact amount to be determined in a separate trial.

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