The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today voted unanimously to settle a lawsuit styled Pauline Higgins v. Frank Wilson, David S. Wolff, and Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas, in the 127th Judicial District Court of Harris County.
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The lawsuit settles “the remaining dispute arising from the events involving Ms. Pauline E. Higgins’s departure from METRO surrounding the actions taken by the previous METRO Administration.”
President and CEO George Greanias said that METRO and Higgins have concluded that a settlement will serve the interests of all parties as METRO moves forward under new leadership.
“I appreciate the way Pauline conducted herself during this process,” Greanias said. “I am particularly grateful that Ms. Higgins has agreed to receive only payment for the attorney’s fees that she has incurred and has additionally agreed to forgo any compensation for personal damages.”
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All other agenda items were approved. All votes were unanimous. A recording of the meeting in streaming video is posted on the METRO website http://www.ridemetro.org