Cox files federal suit; may seek $150 million, or more

Local officials named in court filing

A federal lawsuit has been filed by local landowner Jerry Cox against Mariposa County.

The suit was filed last week in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, which is located in Fresno.

Though specific dollar amounts are left open, one section of the suit says Cox believes the damages “to be in excess of $150 million.”

The suit was filed against Mariposa County, Mariposa County sheriff, sheriff’s deputy William Atkinson, sheriff’s deputy Wesley Smith, Ashley Harris, Califo...

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