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Lawsuit against Oprah Winfrey over Telluride trail access tossed

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TELLURIDE, Colo. — A lawsuit that alleged Oprah Winfrey was blocking access to hiking trails near her property has been tossed, the Telluride Daily Planet reports.

The newspaper says a judge dismissed the case from San Miguel County District Court, saying it should have been filed in Mountain Village Municipal Court.

Charles Goodman filed the lawsuit. He owns property contiguous to a 66-acre lot that Winfrey’s Yellow Brick Road closed on in March. But Seventh Judicial District Judge Steven Patrick said there was little case law to support Goodman’s claims.

Goodman claimed Winfrey’s company, the property’s former owners and the town of Mountain Village made a deal to close access to the trails.

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

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