Small Biz Agency Can't Nix Suit Over PR Firm

Law360, New York (October 14, 2010, 1:43 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has denied the U.S. Small Business Administration’s bid to dismiss a suit filed by a small business advocacy group that is seeking information about the agency’s alleged use of public relations firm APCO Worldwide Inc. to cover up its role in awarding small business contracts to large companies.

Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Tuesday denied the SBA’s motion to dismiss the case, which concerns a Freedom of Information Act request by Petaluma,...
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