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Lake erosion lawsuit advances

Case regarding SJ piers marks its 14th year

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Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 5:00 am | Updated: 9:01 am, Thu Jan 30, 2014.

A federal appeals court has kept alive a lawsuit filed by a group of Lake Michigan shoreline property owners who want compensation for erosion losses caused by the twin piers in St. Joseph.

The 37 plaintiffs in the case have shown that the piers block the flow of sand carried by water along the shoreline south of the piers, contributing to natural erosion and resulting in hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses.

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