Home Depot Sued for False Claims in Violation of the Buy American Act
Home Depot was sued for false claims for selling Chinese goods to the federal government in violation of the Buy American Act. That act requires all materials used in construction of public projects to originate in the United States or “designated countries.” GSA contracts with Home Depot authorize government agencies to purchase thousands of products from Home Depot’s designated website while many of the products on the website are actually manufactured in China and other non-designated countries. The case recently survived Home Depot’s motion to dismiss.
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