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    Grace and Matthew (L) Huang, a US couple who were sentenced to three years in jail in Qatar in April 2014 for allegedly causing the death of their adopted daughter Gloria, wait for a meeting with the US Ambassador to Qatar Dana Shell Smith in Doha on October 19, 2014.

    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 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.