SBA filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, which was filed in May by the American Small Business League, related to the agency’s annual goaling report.
“SBA’s requirement to publish agency remediation plans stems directly from the Small Business Act,” SBA counsel stated in court documents. “Though the implementation of this requirement is tied to the outcomes published in the goaling reports, it is the statute — not the reports — which binds SBA to act. Moreover, the alleged legal consequences for [ASBL] are speculative and result not from SBA’s actions but from individual contracting decisions across multiple federal agencies.”
ASBL in a statement called the motion a dodging of fraudulent policies.
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Read ASBL’s response to SBA’s motion at: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sba-denies-responsibility-for-fraudulent-policies-in-federal-injunction-case-asbl-reports-300308268.html