Judge Throws Lawsuit Out

Judge throws out lawsuit by developer over bidding process

PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) -- A judge in Ozaukee County has thrown out a lawsuit by a developer who challenged the bidding process for a building project at U-W Milwaukee.

The developer Prism claimed it won the contract to turn the Kenilworth building into student housing and retail space in 2003.

But Marc Marotta, who was administration secretary, ordered the state Building Commission in 2004 to issue a new request for proposals.

Prism sued after the building commission later gave the work to a team of development companies. Campaign filings showed employees of those companies have given Doyle more than $50,000 dollars since December 2003.

Ken Nelson of Prism says the judge dismissed the lawsuit because the firm didn't get an injunction to stop the state from awarding the contract to someone else.

The project has since been finished.