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In Brief - Dec. 2, 2013

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Stay issued in area land dispute

The Associated Press

SANTA FE — A federal magistrate has issued a temporary stay in a court case seeking to blocking Texas investors from ousting cabin owners from a northern New Mexico property long used as a conference center.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the magistrate issued the stay during proceedings in a lawsuit filed by one of the cabin owners, Little Rock, Ark., business consultant Kirk Tompkins’ suit.

The suit attempts to block the investors’ planned purchase of the LifeWay Glorieta Conference Center from LifeWay Christian Resources, a Southern Baptist Conference group that has run the since the 1950s.

LifeWay has sought to dismiss the case by arguing that Tompkins’ allegations should have been filed in state court.