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IE farm dismisses hot air balloons lawsuit

JCM Farming Inc. has filed court papers to dismiss a lawsuit against more than a dozen balloonists and balloon companies in the Coachella Valley.

August 17, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
The owner of a massive olive farm in Indio has filed court papers to dismiss a lawsuit against more than a dozen balloonists and balloon companies in the Coachella Valley.

JCM Farming Inc. sued the balloon operators in 2009, alleging the farm owner's property rights were being violated.

The suit claimed the balloons were flying too low and were a nuisance.

The attorney for the balloonists said the dismissal of the lawsuit enables hot air balloon flights to continue immediately.

Most had stopped flying because the balloonists said the lawsuit was too expensive to fight.


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