3 Key Contractor Suspension Cases To Watch

Law360, New York (November 6, 2013, 9:22 PM EST) -- Agency decisions to suspend a company from federal contracting are rarely litigated in court, but three cases from 2013 have the chance to shape policy in areas like the treatment of contractor affiliates, the timing of a suspension and the due process rights of suspended contractors.

Suspension and debarment — suspension's longer-term counterpart — are intended to protect the government from dealing with risky or unscrupulous businesses. But attorneys say that some recent government decisions have blurred the line between protection and punishment and raised questions...
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