A United States District Judge in Washington ordered the SBA to release the names and other information of all Paycheck Protection Loan borrowers. In WP Company LLC d/b/a The Washington Post, et al., v. U.S. Small Business Administration, Civil Action No. 20-1240 (JEB) and a related case, Center for Public Integrity v. U.S. Small Business Administration, Civil Action No. 20-1614 (JEB), United States District Judge James E. Boesberg issued a November 5, 2020 order requiring the SBA to release the names and other information for all PPP loan borrowers by November 19, 2020.
The SBA has now sought a stay of the court’s order, and which has been granted. The Court has temporarily stayed its order and given the plaintiffs in the case until November 27, 2020, to respond to SBA’s request.
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