In one of the more consequential legal decisions of recent times, Magistrate Judge Kelly Rankin ruled recently that she would not strike part of a complaint filed by shareholder activists against Peabody Energy Corporation, which allegedly had the activists arrested in 2013 outside a Peabody shareholders’ meeting.
What was the offending material? One verse from John Prine’s 1971 song, “Paradise:”
And daddy won’t you take me back to Muhlenberg County
Down by the Green River where Paradise lay?… More