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Defective bullet-proof vest case settles for $2.27 million

The widow of a police officer who was murdered while wearing a defective bullet-proof vest settled her product liability lawsuit for $2.27 million. The settlement came after nearly three years of litigation. The 27 year-old police officer was killed in 2003 during an exchange of gunfire with a felon. The product liability lawsuit alleged the maker of the vest of making a defective product that allowed a bullet to penetrate the soft-body armor and fatally wound the officer.