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Its final annual report for 2008 warned that liability claims from angry clients could force it out of business.

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Those courts later ordered PIP to pay $2.3 million in damages, a sum it said it could not afford.

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One complaint filed canada goose clearance in federal court in Houston includes a warning letter to PIP from the Food and Drug Administration, listing pages of violations discovered during an inspection of a facility in La Seyne, Sur Mer, in France.

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Despite its legal problems, Heritage description of its products and business plan appeared rosy. Heritage said PIP produced many varieties of implants meet customers preferences and needs and it cited its quality control standards and certifications. It cited plans for subsidiaries in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium to market directly to surgeons.

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