Agility Press Room
Statement on 11th Circuit Court of Appeals Decision Not to Hear Agility Appeal 


17 July 2011


The 11th U.S. Court of Appeals on Tuesday declined Agility’s request to review an earlier District Court ruling that the Justice Department had lawfully served the company with a notice of summons and indictment. The Court of Appeal has yet to act on Agility's Petition for Writ of Mandamus, which is still pending. 

The Court of Appeals concluded it did not have jurisdiction in the case at this time. The court did not examine the allegations against Agility or the question of whether the Justice Department acted lawfully and properly.

Agility remains committed to trying to resolve the dispute through dialogue with the Justice Department but is prepared to defend itself vigorously if those discussions are not fruitful.

The company continues to believe the case involves a civil contract dispute and should not be a criminal matter. Agility’s prices, suppliers and business practices were disclosed to, approved and routinely reviewed by its U.S. government customer.

Agility stands by its work on the Prime Vendor food contract. From 2003 to 2010, Agility met and passed the requirements of government auditors, inspectors general and oversight authorities. After learning of this prosecution, the company continued to deliver outstanding service for U.S. troops in Iraq and Kuwait and superior value to taxpayers.

About Agility

Agility brings efficiency to supply chains in some of the globe’s most challenging environments, offering unmatched personal service, a global footprint and customized capabilities in developed and developing economies alike. Agility is one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics. It is a publicly traded company with $4.8 billion in revenue and more than 22,000 employees in 500 offices across 100 countries.

Agility’s core commercial business, Global Integrated Logistics (GIL), provides supply chain solutions to meet traditional and complex customer needs. GIL offers air, ocean and road freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution, and specialized services in project logistics, fairs and events, and chemicals. Agility’s Infrastructure group of companies manages industrial real estate and offers logistics-related services, including e-government customs optimization and consulting, waste management and recycling, aviation and ground-handling services, support to governments and ministries of defense, remote infrastructure and life support.

For more information about Agility, visit