Cook said Outdoor Venture and Egnew thought it was important to point out Harris' "lavish lifestyle" at a time when her company got a no-bid contract based on a claim that it faced financial straits.
The lawsuit, however, said the information was irrelevant to the contract protest and not a legitimate use of the process.
Harris' personal finances had nothing to do with Camel Manufacturing's viability as a contractor or its eligibility for awards, Bauer said.
There was no contention in Camel Manufacturing's bid that it was in financial difficulty, Bauer said.
The issue was that there are only a handful of companies that can supply military tents, and the government needs to make sure they remain stable, especially when it is fighting two wars, he said.
Bauer said the government dismissed Outdoor Venture's bid protest.
The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages for claimed emotional distress, invasion of privacy, abuse of the bid process and conspiracy.
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