Austin Ducks Suit Claiming Rigged Body Cam Contract

Law360, Dallas (March 24, 2017, 8:11 PM EDT) -- A Texas appellate court on Friday dismissed on jurisdictional grounds a lawsuit accusing the city of Austin of rigging the bid process to favor a pre-selected contractor when it awarded a $12.2 million contract for body cameras to be worn by its police department.

In two consolidated cases challenging the contract award to Taser International Inc., the Third Court of Appeals in Austin held the city is immune from the litigation, brought by a losing bidder for the contract, Utility Associates Inc., and taxpayer Bruce Evans. The court vacated challenged portions of a temporary injunction that barred the city from executing...

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