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Attorneys seek to dismiss party in Conway Corp eminent domain suit

Posted: February 24, 2014 - 5:01pm

Attorneys representing a Conway couple in a lawsuit against Conway Corporation have filed a motion asking the court to release one of them from the case.

The lawsuit concerns the city’s exercise of its eminent domain power to secure a strip of privately owned land in the Lollie Bottoms area. The land was taken by the city in a September 2011, condemnation action to install a water pipeline as part of the new wastewater treatment facility there. The plaintiffs in this case are Karen Cooper and Jack Dowell, but the property is owned solely by Cooper, according to their attorney, Kent Walker. Because Dowell has no interest in the property in question, Walker is arguing, an order later invalidated by the Arkansas Supreme Court garnishing Walker’s wages was improper and Dowell should be dismissed from the case.

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