DALLAS — In a strongly worded response to a lawsuit from MBIA Insurance Corp., the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority said in a court filing Monday that the insurer is not out “a single penny” for covering $1 billion of its stadium bonds, while the authority has spent $25 million on premiums and other payments.

“Now, in a political stunt masquerading as a lawsuit, MBIA hopes to avoid its insurance obligations and have the taxpayers of Harris County bear the brunt of its credit downgrade,” Andrews Kurth attorney Gene Locke wrote in a filing that sought dismissal of the suit.

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