New Moroun Lawsuit Challenges Michigan’s Participation in Gordie Howe Bridge Project

Windsor Star reports, “Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and the state’s transportation department ‘usurped’ and ‘hijacked’ legal approvals that rightfully belonged to the state legislature in a desire to build the Gordie Howe International Bridge, claims [ ] a new lawsuit filed by Ambassador Bridge owner Matty Moroun.” The “sweeping lawsuit” filed in the Michigan Court of Claims seeks to enjoin the state from proceeding with the project. The newspaper says a spokesperson for Governor Snyder had no comment about the suit, but did say, ““We are moving forward with the Gordie Howe Bridge project as planned.” A Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority spokesman commented, “WDBA is aware of the complaint . . . . This matter is being dealt with in Michigan.”

Crain’s Detroit Business carries an extensive report on the lawsuit.