Texas High Court Won't Nix Ex-Housing Chief's Severance Suit

Law360, Houston (September 20, 2013, 4:25 PM EDT) -- The Texas Supreme Court on Friday nixed the Harris County Housing Authority's bid to dodge its former chief's lawsuit seeking unpaid severance, upholding an appeals court’s ruling that the agency had waived immunity from the suit when his employment contract was signed.

The high court declined to review the First District Court of Appeals’ decision that the agency's onetime CEO and executive director Guy Rankin IV could sue to enforce the Housing Authority’s promise to buy out his contract for $137,000, rejecting the agency’s argument that...
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