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Van De Veld rips Tiyan land legislation

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by Lannie Walker

Guam - Attorney Curtis Van De Veld is calling the law to give Tiyan landowner property at former FAA and Andy South lands "garbage".  Van De Veld represents other landowners in a class action lawsuit against Guam Ancestral Lands Trust Commission, and says the law contains serious problems mechanically such as requiring the Commission to determine how much or the land mass will be dispersed from the two lots, and how to accommodate easements.

"This is an appalling piece of legislation," he criticized, "and I don't know how in the world the poor people at Ancestral Lands who are trying to be responsible and sit as commissioners are going to be able to do the government's bidding."

Next Monday the government is expected to file an opposition to a restraining order filed by Van De Veld to stop the Ancestral Lands Commission from bestowing the land to the Tiyan landowners.  A week from then, the lawyer is due to reply to the opposition.

U.S. District Court of Guam Chief Judge Frances Tydyngco-Gatewood is then expected to issue a decision or order on whether or not the court will hold a hearing on the matter.

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