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Feb 21, 2013 9:36 AM by AP

Union Parish racetrack must cease operations

FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) - USA Speedway will be forbidden to operate its commercial racetrack in a residential neighborhood near Sterlington following a ruling by a Union Parish district court.

A lawsuit was filed by 59 residents in August 2010 seeking damages against USA Speedway's owners Jerry and Casey Hobson.

The lawsuit claimed USA Speedway negatively affected the residents' quality of life and posed a threat to their health.

In his ruling, District Court Judge Wayne Smith said while the court was not unsympathetic to the plight of the defendants, it was clear that the plaintiffs are entitled to the permanent injunction prayed for and damages, if damage is proven.

Garside said USA Speedway's attorneys indicated they would file an appeal within the next 30 days.


Information from: The News-Star, http://www.thenewsstar.com




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