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Wyoming lawsuit over coal protest arrest settled

January 23, 2019

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit over the arrest of two Colorado residents in 2013 during a protest at a coal company’s shareholder meeting in Wyoming.

The incident occurred on the campus of Gillette College, where the Peabody Energy shareholder meeting was held.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the lawsuit filed by Boulder residents Thomas Asprey and Leslie Glustrom says they were arrested by campus police after displaying a banner.

Attorney Darold Killmer, who represented the two, said the settlement involved Peabody paying $290,000 to his clients and the Northern Wyoming Community College District and campus police paying another $80,000.

A Peabody Energy spokeswoman said in an email that the company decided to settle the suit for pragmatic reasons. The company did not admit any fault.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com

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