Ex-Cult Members Sued Leader's Attys Too Late, Judge Says

By Jack Newsham (January 12, 2017, 3:44 PM EST) -- Former members of a fundamentalist Mormon sect who sued its jailed sex-offender leader Warren Jeffs and the law firm that represented the controversial church had their case dismissed Wednesday by a Utah federal judge who ruled their claims were too late or too tenuous.

The plaintiffs, who say they were indoctrinated into accepting child marriage and other illegal practices of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, accused the Utah law firm Snow Christensen & Martineau PC and its shareholder Rodney R. Parker of helping Jeffs amend a trust affiliated with the church to cement his control over the...

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