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Mobile home park owner to pay out $280K to residents

The owner of a mobile home park in northern Idaho has agreed to pay more than $280,000 to current and former residents after they were left without clean water for months. (KBOI File Photo)

The owner of a mobile home park in northern Idaho has agreed to pay more than $280,000 to current and former residents after they were left without clean water for months.

The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports a judge on Monday approved the settlement to the lawsuit that was filed four years ago against the Syringa Mobile Home Park.

A class-action lawsuit was filed against the owner Magar E. Magar after residents reported damages and went without water for more than 90 days from late 2013 to early 2014.

University of Idaho law professor Maureen Laflin says the settlement wasn't everything they wanted, but it helps secure money for the residents before they're forced to move out in June. A legal team from the university represented the residents.

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