Judge Nixes Contractor's Suit Over Halted $16M FEMA Grant

Law360, New York (March 19, 2012, 11:56 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a suit accusing the Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs and its former executives of free speech retaliation brought by an emergency housing contractor that lost a $16.5 million federal grant to build housing units after the 2005 hurricane season.

U.S. District Judge Ewing Werlain Jr. said that Heston Emergency Housing LP had not indicated what speech it had made or if it had even made it in claiming that the TDHCA had terminated the building contract after suspecting...
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