Miss. Contractor Accuses SBA Of Race Bias

Law360, New York (May 31, 2011, 1:31 PM EDT) -- A Mississippi construction contractor accused the U.S. Small Business Administration of racial discrimination on Thursday in an amended complaint, arguing that the agency cut off its participation in a federal mentoring program for disadvantaged contractors.

First Construction Inc. said that the SBA engaged in a pattern of arbitrary, capricious and discriminatory behavior toward the company that denied First Construction the benefits of the SBA's 8(a) Business Development Program. The SBA delayed approval of First Construction's chosen business mentor, along with applications for contracts and other paperwork,...
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