Parker fight with city not over; one aspect is finally finished - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Parker fight with city not over; but one aspect is finally finished

By James Clark | email  

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – One of the many legal battles between the City of Lubbock and businessman Ted Parker is now over and the city gets a fairly substantial victory.  The City Council approved an out-of-court settlement Thursday with AAG/Icon for $850,000.

Recently in a related case, the city settled with its liability insurance for $500,000 so the city has recovered some but not all of its legal costs which are $1.8 million or more just for one of the various Parker lawsuits.

Parker had controlling interest in AAG at the time that it was the city's health insurance administrator, 2004 through 2006.  It later changed to Icon and Parker no longer has controlling interest. 

The city sued Parker's company in 2007 accusing him of not allowing an audit, which he denies.  City officials have claimed over the years that Parker owes the city money but figures have ranged from $200,000 to $12 million and the city has never given solid proof to back up any number.

Parker counter sued in Lubbock but he also sued four Lubbock officials in Dallas County Court.  Only complicating matters the city counter-sued on behalf of its four officials.  Thursday's settlement effectively ends the Dallas County case but the Lubbock litigation continues.

KCBD NewsChannel 11 continues efforts to reach Mayor Tom Martin or City Attorney Sam Medina for comment.

Copyright 2010 KCBD. All rights reserved.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Xavier knocks off Arizona 73-71 in West Region

    Xavier knocks off Arizona 73-71 in West Region

    Friday, March 24 2017 1:57 AM EDT2017-03-24 05:57:24 GMT
    Friday, March 24 2017 1:57 AM EDT2017-03-24 05:57:24 GMT

    Trevon Bluiett scored 25 points, Sean O'Mara scored inside with 40 seconds left and No. 11 seed Xavier upset No. 2 Arizona 73-71 in the West Region.

    Trevon Bluiett scored 25 points, Sean O'Mara scored inside with 40 seconds left and No. 11 seed Xavier upset No. 2 Arizona 73-71 in the West Region.

  • LP&L, Xcel Energy sign 2 year power contract

    LP&L, Xcel Energy sign 2 year power contract

    Friday, March 24 2017 1:20 AM EDT2017-03-24 05:20:40 GMT

    Contract will supply the City of Lubbock with 400 megawatts of capacity, effectively covering all power supply needs through 2021.

    Contract will supply the City of Lubbock with 400 megawatts of capacity, effectively covering all power supply needs through 2021.

  • Roberts Co. fire burns 60,000 acres

    Roberts Co. fire burns 60,000 acres

    Friday, March 24 2017 12:53 AM EDT2017-03-24 04:53:20 GMT
    A large fire near Miami in Roberts County has burned 60,000 acres, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service. Multiple agencies are currently on scene battling the fire / Source: KFDAA large fire near Miami in Roberts County has burned 60,000 acres, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service. Multiple agencies are currently on scene battling the fire / Source: KFDA

    The Texas A&M Forest Service said 60,000 acres have burned in the Rankin Ranch Road Fire, a large blaze burning near Miami in Roberts County.

    The Texas A&M Forest Service said 60,000 acres have burned in the Rankin Ranch Road Fire, a large blaze burning near Miami in Roberts County.

Powered by Frankly