Debate Rages Over Suspension Of Contractor Affiliates

Law360, New York (May 22, 2013, 8:50 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit is poised to rule on ambiguous regulations for suspending contractors that are affiliated with indicted companies, sparking debate over how the court should strike a balance between giving contractors a fair hearing and allowing the government to stop doing business with unethical companies.

In the case, an Alabama federal judge lifted the suspensions of two U.S.-based affiliates of Kuwait-based Agility Public Warehousing Co. KSC, which is accused of defrauding the U.S. military out of $6 billion on its food supply contracts. The U.S....
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