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Judge dismisses challenge to NYC Olympic stadium land sale

[JURIST] A New York state judge Thursday dismissed a lawsuit by Cablevision [corporate website] alleging illegal activities in the sale of land by the Manhattan Transportation Agency to the New York Jets [team website] football team earmarked for a proposed $2 billion stadium that has been advanced as the central venue [SBS report] for New York City's 2012 Olympic bid [official website]. The judge also dismissed three other lawsuits brought by watchdog groups and politicians but ordered the transportation agency and the Jets to delay the closing to allow Cablevision time to appeal. Cablevision, the highest bidder on the land, claims the bidding process was a sham. AP has more.

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