On January 16, 2014, Pillsbury attorney John E. Jensen published his alert titled Affiliates of Indicted Contractor May Face Longer Suspension, which discusses the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit decision in Agility Defense & Government Services, Inc. v. United States Department of Defense, No. 13-10757, 2013 WL 6850891 (11th Cir. Dec. 31, 2013). Among other things, the Court of Appeals confirmed that the Government has the ability to suspend “affiliates” of a suspended contractor, even though there is no allegation that the affiliates themselves had done anything wrong. This decision reversed the holding of an Alabama federal district court, which had held the affiliates’ suspension past 18 months impermissible.
Photo: Martin Bowling, Taken on November 16, 2011 – Creative Commons