Bloomberg Sues Comptroller Over $67.6M Contract Rejection

Law360, New York (July 22, 2013, 5:59 PM EDT) -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Thursday sued city Comptroller John Liu in state court, alleging Liu had unlawfully rejected $67.6 million in city contracts awarded to Aguila Inc. to operate homeless shelters, which the mayor claimed leaves several hundred families at risk of losing their housing.

According to the petition, filed by Bloomberg and the NYC Department of Homeless Services, Liu had shirked his legally required duty, mandated by the city charter, to register the contracts between Aguila and the city — which cover...
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