Modular Home Subsidiary Case heading to Court

Updating a story last covered Jan. 14, 2014 regarding a subsidiary of Santee Modular Homes in Orangeburg County, South Carolina suing the county over a debris removal contract, the public works department had sufficient manpower for cleanup in the wake of the recent ice storm. The lawsuit asked for a temporary restraining order against the contract being awarded to a firm in Knoxville, Tennessee, which left the county to deal with debris removal on its own. Santee alleges the county failed to comply with the county’s procurement code and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) guidelines in awarding the contract. Orangeburg County’s attorney says Santee did not match the county’s bid requirements. A judge will decide on or after Feb. 24 if the case should be heard in state or federal court, according to ##

(Photo credit: Santee Debris Removal, div. of Santee Modular Homes)

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