Lessons from the Agility Defense Case, Part 2: Agencies' New Court-Appointed Muscle

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On December 31, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reversed a lower court (Northern District of Alabama) decision regarding an agency’s ability to indefinitely suspend the affiliates of an indicted government contractor. This is an update to a prior Government Contracts Update on the lower court’s initial decision.

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In Agility Def. and Gov’t Servs., Inc., et al. v. U.S. Dep’t of Def., et al., No. CV-11-S-4111-NE, 2012 WL 2480484 (N.D. Ala. Jun. 26, 2012), the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama confirmed that the government may suspend an entity based on its affiliation with another suspended government contractor. This holding was consistent with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), which provides the following parameters regarding a period of a suspension...

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Topics:  Due Process, FAR, Federal Contractors

Published In: Government Contracting Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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