Wednesday, November 04, 2009
American Small Business League to Recoup Legal Fees from the DOJ
Now that the Small Business Administration (SBA) has dropped its appeal of a California federal court's legal fees award, the American Small Business League will collect its attorneys' fee award from the Department of Justice.
The case stemmed from the SBA's denial of the League's request for names of firms receiving small business contracts and the amounts awarded in 2005 and 2006. The SBA claimed it didn't have records of the names and that the information was stored at the General Services Administration. The Court found the SBA's argument "curious" and awarded the SBA to hand over the records and pay the League's attorneys fees in May 2008.
Click here for details on what the League says the records reveal about the Bush administration.