From bulldozers to helicopters, Boswell-Vidovich battles continue

March 22, 2022
by Lois Henry
An excavator stands guard in February on the Tulare Lake Canal banks to prevent a pipeline, seen on the right, from being trenched beneath the ditch. A judge ordered the equipment be removed on March 4. CREDIT: Lois Henry
Lois Henry

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An ongoing tiff over construction of a large water pipeline in Kings County has gone airborne, according to a lawsuit filed by Sandridge Partners.

Sandridge, controlled by John Vidovich, is accusing the J.G. Boswell Company of purposely “buzzing” cattle on its lands using a large helicopter. The actions have been ongoing since late January through the present, according to the lawsuit, and have endangered both animals and workers.

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