Ex-GC Settles Defamation Suit Against Transit Agency

Law360, New York (February 25, 2011, 7:09 PM EST) -- Houston's transportation authority will pay up to $100,000 in legal fees to settle a defamation lawsuit brought against it by its former general counsel, who alleged the agency waged a media war against her after she was fired.

The settlement, announced Thursday, resolves the allegations of Pauline Higgins, who now works at Lam Lyn & Philip PC and was formerly a partner at Thompson & Knight LLP. No damages are being paid to end the suit, which was filed in the 127th Judicial District Court in...
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