Analysis

Huawei Likely To Lose Suit, But PR May Have Been The Goal

Law360 (March 7, 2019, 10:15 PM EST) -- Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab’s unsuccessful lawsuit challenging its exclusion from federal contracting suggests Huawei will likely fail in a significantly similar case, but the Chinese company’s decision to sue may be based more on making a policy or public relations play than any real expectation of success.

In its lawsuit filed late on Wednesday, the Chinese telecommunications equipment giant argued that Section 889 of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, serves as an unconstitutional “bill of attainder” and a denial of due process, effectively finding the company guilty of a crime and enacting punishment without a trial.

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