Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Water Mediation Ordered to Resume.(Journal North)

Byline: Jeremy Pawloski and Mark Oswald Of the Journal

Las Campanas Wanted Out

Mediation between the city of Santa Fe and Las Campanas subdivision over a contentious water-issues lawsuit is back on again -- by order of a state district judge.

Judge James Hall called a hearing in his courtroom Friday afternoon after reading newspaper reports of an announcement by Las Campanas that it was pulling out of mediation.

Hall ordered lawyers for both sides to continue with mediation, as was envisioned in Hall's May 5 ruling, which postponed a trial in the case from June to October to facilitate the settlement negotiations.

The judge previously had agreed to the trial delay only because both sides had agreed to the talks. …

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