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Country Lane residents, A&E day in (Supreme) Court Thursday


March 11, 2020

Country Lane residents expect to get a final resolution of their dispute with Albany and Eastern Railroad beginning Thursday, March 12, when the Oregon Supreme Court hears their case at the University of Oregon Law School in Eugene.

Fourteen residents of Country Lane have resisted a demand by A&E to pay for an easement across the company’s railroad tracks, which parallels Highway 20, across from Harmony Road, west of the Narrows.

After it purchased the railroad line connecting Sweet Home and Lebanon, A&E demanded that property owners pay a permit fee to cross its tracks and provide liab...

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