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Landslide Lawsuit Nets Boise Foothills Homeowners $260,000

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Homeowners who were forced to evacuate their Boise Foothills houses two years ago after a landslide will split more than a quarter of a million dollars after settling a lawsuit with the city.

The deal between the city of Boise and Terra Nativa subdivision homeowners came together a few weeks ago, but details of the settlement were released Friday afternoon.

The group of 10 homeowners received $257,500 from the city.

Up to $57,500 of that will go toward razing three of the remaining four homes and stabilizing the hillside.

Three other homes have already been demolished, but Boise officials won't seek reimbursement. The fate of the one remaining home in the area is unclear.

Under terms of the settlement, Boise officials didn’t admit guilt for approving the subdivision on soft and shifting soil that could be prone to landslides as homeowners alleged.

At the time, the city said there were no red flags in the geological reports.

An attorney for the homeowners didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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