The previous version of this story was published prior to the Free Press learning of a last-minute resolution of this civil suit. Given that the dispute has been settled, the news value of the court proceeding would have not met our test for newsworthiness. On that basis, the story has been removed.
Updated on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 10:52 AM CST: Correction: A previous version of this story did not indicate the lawsuit was settled as of Dec. 22.
11:18 AM: Story removed.
December 30, 2017 at 3:32 PM: Clarification for removal added.