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Jun092014

Hearing set for Glorieta lawsuit

A judge in New Mexico has scheduled a hearing on pending motions regarding the suit filed by an Arkansas couple who claim LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention lacked legal authority to sell Glorieta Conference Center.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Hayes Scott set the hearing for 9 a.m. June 19.

The court will consider a motion from the plaintiffs, Kirk and Susie Tompkins of Little Rock, for an emergency hearing to grant a temporary retraining order blocking all construction by Glorieta 2.0 at the conference center.

The court also will consider multiple motions to dismiss filed by defendants named in the suit, who assert lack of jurisdiction and standing, failure to state a claim and improper service of process.

The Tompkins family seeks $400,000 for loss of their vacation home built on property leased from Glorieta. They want an additional $12 million to be divided among about 65 homeowners who built or purchased homes on Glorieta property secured by what the couple says were understood to be perpetually recurring leases. - The Baptist Standard