WASHINGTON - A House Resources Committee task force has been commissioned to investigate the conduct of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the Office of Thrift Supervision in a lawsuit against one of the owners of a failed Texas savings and loan.

The agencies have sued Maxxam Corp. of Houston and Charles Hurwitz, its chairman, for $821 million, claiming that the company controlled United Savings Association of Texas, which failed in 1988.

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