The Class Claim involves bulletproof vests manufactured by Second Chance, which contain the fiber Zylon®. The Class Claim states that the vests failed to meet performance standards for which they were guaranteed and that the vests were unfit for their intended purpose.
Second Chance filed for bankruptcy protection in 2004. The assets of Second Chance have been liquidated, and there is only a certain amount of money left to pay people and businesses that are owed money. As part of the Class Claim, you may be eligible for a payment up to $750 per vest. The Judge overseeing the Second Chance Bankruptcy has to approve the Class Claim before any payments are made.