Friday, November 06, 2015
Utah Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Suit By FLDS Victim Against UEP Trust
The Utah Supreme Court yesterday heard oral arguments in another case growing out of Utah's attempts to reform the United Effort Plan Trust-- the trust that holds much of the property in Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz., the home of many of the members of the polygamous FLDS Church. According to the Salt Lake Tribune, plaintiff Elissa Wall is suing the Trust for damages growing out of her 2001 forced marriage to her 19 year old cousin. She claims that sect leader Warren Jeffs who was also at that time trustee of the UEP Trust forced her into the marriage. She argues that Jeff's role as trustee and as sect leader cannot be separated so the Trust is also liable for his actions even now that it has a different trustee.