(AP) -- Two members of a San Diego County Native American tribe have filed suit to stop a planned $360 million casino, saying the bodies of deceased relatives were illegally exhumed at the site.
Walter Rosales and Karen Toggery of the Jamul Indian Village tribe are suing the state Department of Transportation. They say the bodies were moved to Caltrans property in Jamul.
Their lawyer appeared in court Wednesday to follow up on a request for a temporary restraining order to stop work on the casino.
Caltrans holds the encroachment permit that allows San Diego Gaming Ventures to use state Route 94 to bring trucks and other equipment and anything they haul to and from the site.
A Caltrans spokeswoman said the agency cannot comment on litigation.
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