MOUNT PLEASANT — The Village of Mount Pleasant wants a lawsuit filed over land acquisition for Foxconn Technology Group’s manufacturing development dismissed.
Twelve homeowners filed a federal lawsuit against the village and its president Jan. 8, claiming they were not receiving the same treatment as other people who will lose their property in relation to the Foxconn project. The village’s request, filed Tuesday, makes a variety of arguments, including that the plaintiffs’ complaints come too early for a court to play a role.
The property owners allege that Mount Pleasant plans to use eminent domain to take their land. Other people, they argue, are receiving seven to 10 times the fair-market value of their property so that thee village can take the land for Foxconn’s liquid crystal display panel manufacturing campus. The road and utility expansions for which the plaintiffs’ property is expected to be taken would not occur if not for Foxconn, the homeowners say. They argue they should receive the same treatment as the other property owners.
The approach created two classes of people, they argue.
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