Huawei is preparing to sue the United States government in the Eastern District of Texas for banning federal agencies from using the company’s products, the New York Times reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.
For many years, United States officials have said that Huawei’s telecommunication equipment could be used by China to spy and disrupt communication networks.
Huawei has denied the allegations, but major wireless carriers such as AT&T and Verizon have effectively been prevented from using Huawei’s equipment as a result.
The lawyers for Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou sued the Canadian government, its border agency, and federal police on Sunday, alleging their client was detained, searched and interrogated for three hours in violation of her constitutional rights.
Canada arrested Meng in Vancouver on December 1 at the request of the United States, which has brought sweeping charges against her and China’s Huawei that portray the company as a threat to U.S. national security.