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US couple held in Qatar sue company that sent them

December 9, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California couple held in Qatar for nearly two years before being cleared in the death of their daughter has sued the engineering firm that sent them overseas.

The Los Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/1uex2bs ) that Matt and Grace Huang filed the negligence and wrongful-termination suit against MWH Global on Monday.

It claims the Colorado-based company failed to provide security or cultural training and fired Matt Huang.

The Huangs were arrested in Qatar in 2013 on charges of starving their African-born adopted daughter, Gloria. They spent nearly a year in jail. Their child-endangerment convictions were overturned and they were allowed to leave Qatar last week.

MWH says it checked on the family’s welfare and spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on Matt Huang’s defense. It also says Huang resigned.

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Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com

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