UK Student Loan Agency Sued Over Call Center Contract

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Law360, London (April 26, 2021, 3:49 PM BST) — A U.K. public body tasked with handing out student loans has been hit with a lawsuit from a unit of India’s Hinduja Group alleging that the agency unfairly rejected its bid for a government contract.

The British arm of Hinduja Global Solutions Ltd., an Indian company that provides call center services, is suing Student Loans Co. Ltd. in the High Court for allegedly breaching its duty under European Union law to treat all bidders fairly and in good faith during the process of public tender. The body also breached its duty to not discriminate between companies when awarding contracts, according to…

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