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Battle over Malibu property continues

August 12, 2011 |  6:16 pm

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The fight between U2 guitarist the Edge and the California Coastal Commission is continuing,

The Edge and three other Malibu property owners filed separate lawsuits Friday seeking to set aside the California Coastal Commission's denial of their applications to build ridge-top homes above Malibu.

The plaintiffs, who own four adjacent parcels of land zoned for residential development in the unincorporated Sweetwater Mesa area, allege that the coastal panel's June 16 denial represented an unconstitutional taking of property without just compensation.

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 Photo: The Edge performs at New Meadowlands Stadium on July 20, 2011. Credit: Getty Images

--Martha Groves

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