Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Federal Lawsuit Dismissed.

Byline: Steve Shoup Journal Staff Writer

Falcon Ridge May Sue City in State Court

Rio Rancho officials are welcoming a federal judge's dismissal of a federal suit over development of the area known as Unit 16, but they might still have to face a lawsuit in state court.

"Basically, this is a good thing for us," City Attorney James Babin said Thursday. "Basically, what these means is it gives all these assorted claims a focus in state court where they can more easily be resolved."

On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Martha Vazquez dismissed a suit by Falcon Ridge Development against the city, and its financial adviser, Dain Rauscher Inc.

However, Falcon Ridge may appeal Vazquez's decision or may file a similar case in state court. …

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