Landowners' Suit Over Gov't Trespassing Stays Alive

Law360, New York (October 13, 2010, 1:52 PM EDT) -- A family of California landowners has defeated a motion to dismiss its $5 million lawsuit alleging the government breached a contract to build new roads that the U.S. Border Patrol planned to use to police the U.S.-Mexico border.

The Roque de la Fuente family had agreed to move an easement on its land in exchange for access to the roads, but the government never built them, according to a complaint filed in October 2009.

The government sought to dismiss the suit in June, saying the landowners...
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