Contractor Sues FEMA, Others Over $30M Flood Contract

Law360, New York (June 20, 2011, 4:16 PM EDT) -- JESCO Construction Corp. filed suit in Mississippi on Friday accusing Illinois officials of conspiring with federal and state emergency authorities to deny it more than $30 million in payment on a pair of contracts to provide flood relief services in 2008.

The company claims that officials in Henderson County and the Village of Gulfport, Ill., worked with the Federal and Illinois Emergency Management Agencies to refuse to compensate JESCO for any of the disaster relief it performed when the Mississippi River flooded the Midwest that summer....
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