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Judge denies Pima County request to dismiss two World View counts in lawsuit

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World View’s Voyager capsule would rise into the stratosphere at the end of a high-altitude balloon, with a parafoil used to aid in its descent. /World View Enterprises illustration

Given that a county-built space-balloon manufacturing facility and launch pad have long since been completed and occupied by the company World View, Pima County was hoping a Superior Court judge would rule in its favor on two counts alleging improper awarding of contracts in an ongoing lawsuit over the deal.

On Monday, Judge Catherine Woods did not oblige, declining to dismiss the two allegations against the county that are part of a larger lawsuit brought in 2016 by the conservative Goldwater Institute.


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