Thursday, February 18, 2010

Utah Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Two FLDS Cases

The Utah Supreme Court yesterday heard oral arguments (recording of full arguments) in two cases relating to the ongoing efforts of the state of Utah to reform the FLDS United Effort Plan Trust. Yesterday's Salt Lake Tribune reports that the first case, FLDS v. Lindberg, involves the question of whether FLDS church members can collaterally attack reform of the trust over three years after the trial court entered its order. The second case, Snow, Christensen & Martineau, involves the trial's court's disqualification of a law firm from representing FLDS members in an action against the trust because the firm previously had a legal relationship with the trust. (See prior related posting.)