Chinese telecoms giant Huawei is set to sue the US government for banning federal agencies from using its products, the New York Times reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
The lawsuit, which will be filed in the Eastern District of Texas, will likely accuse the US of enacting a so-called bill of attainder, which singles out a person or group for punishment without trial, according to the sources.
The reports come just a day after it emerged Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou is suing Canadian authorities over her detention in the country.
Chief financial officer Wanzhou has accused authorities of illegally holding her and interrogating her for three hours before her arrest.
Wanzhou, whose father Ren Zhengfei founded the company, is facing extradition to the US to face charges of violating sanctions in Iran.
The lawsuit would be the latest twist in a bitter dispute between the US and Huawei. The US Department of Justice has levelled 23 criminal charges against Huawei, including accusations of corporate espionage and breaking sanctions.
Huawei has denied the charges and has hit back at the US’s calls for a ban on Huawei technology in 5G infrastructure, adding it can survive without US business.
Huawei declined to comment.