A New Jersey company tied to an alleged $637 million pay-to-play scheme involving Gov. Hochul is now suing her administration — accusing Albany of wrongfully denying it additional business.
Dayton, NJ-based Digital Gadgets claims the Department of Health violated its own contract rules by negotiating a deal for rapid COVID-19 tests last spring before opening up the bidding to other businesses who could not offer goods of the same quality.
“Digital Gadgets brought this lawsuit to ensure the state consistently complies with the rules they established along with the bid process,” company spokesman John Gallagher told The Post after the suit was filed in Albany County state Supreme Court.
According to the lawsuit, state officials blocked repeated requests for an explanation of why Digital Gadgets did not get concessions to supply more rapid tests after delivering millions between December 2021 and March of this year, as New York battled an Omicron variant-fueled spike in cases.