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Ex-defendants want wind farm to pay

Staff writer

Defendants dropped from a suit filed by Expedition Wind are seeking reimbursement of $34,242.50 in legal expenses along with sanctions against the wind-farm company.

Tom Britain, Susan Mayo, Brandon Butts, and Michelle Butts, along with Randall Eitzen, who remains a defendant, were sued in April for $35 million. They were accused of tortious interference and abuse of process by Eitzen. Eitzen, lead plaintiff in three suits earlier filed against the county, the wind farm company, and the planning commission, also was accused of abuse of process.

Expedition claimed in its suit that the earlier lawsuits were filed to “stretch out” approval of Expedition Wind’s development to harm the company.

A judge dismissed the claim against Britain, Mayo, and the Buttses July 10.

Eitzen has appealed the decision that he remains as a defendant.

Last modified Aug. 13, 2020