Judge Tosses Contract Claim In Housing Subsidy Suit

Law360, New York (August 4, 2011, 6:02 PM EDT) -- A federal court ruled Tuesday that it lacked jurisdiction over an Oklahoma property owner’s claim that the government breached a housing assistance payment contract by cutting subsidies over the allegedly subpar condition of Section 8 units, and dismissed the claim.

U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Francis M. Allegra agreed in part with the U.S. that the court did not have jurisdiction because of a lack of privity between the government and plaintiff Normandy Apartments Ltd. Specifically, the renewal contract on which the suit is based...
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