FOXBORO (AP) — A company affiliated with the owners of the New England Patriots has dropped a federal civil rights lawsuit against Foxborough.

The suit filed by FXP last month claimed that representatives of the Kraft Group were denied an opportunity to speak with town selectmen about a dispute involving two billboards on Kraft-owned land near Gillette Stadium.

The town and FXP share revenue from the billboards under a five-year agreement, but the town has proposed putting management of the billboards out to bid when the agreement ends next month.

After a judge granted an order allowing FXP to speak at a March 27 selectmen’s meeting, the town dropped a proposal to take the disputed land by eminent domain.

The Sun Chronicle of Attleboro reports that lawyers for the company and town signed an agreement ending the lawsuit.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.


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