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No Revival for Buy American Suit Involving Cisco Products

Nov. 5, 2018, 4:18 PM

A false claims case alleging Comstor Corp. and Westcon Group Inc. unlawfully sold Chinese and Malaysian IT products made by Cisco Systems Inc. to the federal government won’t be revived.

Whistleblower Brady Folliard failed to convince the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that it erred in its March 31 ruling dismissing his complaint for failing to raise valid claims concerning Trade Agreements Act violations.

Under the Buy American Act, federal agencies may purchase only articles produced in the U.S. The TAA provides exceptions to the BAA by allowing the president to designate countries that can sell goods...

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