EAU CLAIRE — The City of Eau Claire is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought against it by the neighboring town of Washington over a controversial land annexation.

Last week Deputy City Attorney Douglas Hoffer filed a motion in Eau Claire County Court, arguing the case should be dismissed because the town had skipped a step that state law requires before filing such a lawsuit.

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