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updated: 7/18/2014 9:26 AM

Lawsuit over Oprah's Colorado property dismissed

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TELLURIDE, Colo. -- A lawsuit accusing Oprah Winfrey of blocking access to hiking trails near her property above Telluride, Colorado, has been dismissed.

The Telluride Daily Planet reports that a judge dismissed the case from San Miguel County District Court, saying that it should have been filed in Mountain Village Municipal Court.

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Seventh Judicial District Judge Steven Patrick said there was little case law to support claims by Charles D. Goodman, who owns property next to a 66-acre parcel that Winfrey's Yellow Brick Road closed on in March.

In the lawsuit, Goodman claimed that Winfrey's company, the property's former owners and the town of Mountain Village made a secret deal to close access to the trails.

Winfrey reportedly plans to build a mansion and guest home on the property.

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