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Small Biz Group Wants Access To Bechtel Contract Info

Law360 (March 2, 2011, 2:36 PM EST) -- Citing concerns that big government contractors are not giving enough work to small businesses, the California-based American Small Business League wants the U.S. Army to release information on contracts awarded to global engineering firm Bechtel Corp.

The league filed a lawsuit Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California saying the Army violated the Freedom of Information Act by refusing to release uncensored versions of reports detailing which companies Bechtel subcontracted with to perform government work.

Federal law requires 23 percent of...
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