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Festival raid might spawn suit

on April 09, 2013 10:30 AM

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An attorney says he will be seeking $2 million in damages in a lawsuit against Fayette County and its drug task force over the arrest of nearly two dozen people on drug charges at an outdoor music festival 3 1/2 years ago.

The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard reported that the amount is cited in a pretrial filing in the federal suit by attorney Gregory Koerner, who represents the Church of Universal Love and Music and several of its members.

They allege that the 2009 raid was unconstitutional and that Fayette County was retaliating over a prior religious freedom lawsuit filed by the church that had been settled.

The church says it hosted jam band-type concerts on its Bullskin Township property as part of its worsh

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