The UK has agreed to settle a lawsuit over how it selected an IT contract for coronavirus testing at its Lighthouse labs, the BBC reported. The settlement will cost the government up to £2 million.
British company Diagnostics AI claimed it lost out to a European rival UgenTec despite spotting some positive coronavirus cases its rival missed. It sued the government over the decision, claiming the selection process was "unfair and unlawful".
Lighthouse labs are a UK-wide network of specialist coronavirus laboratories managed by the government and run by private firms.
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