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 Post subject: Suit dismissed against Boys Scouts and Mormon church
PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:30 pm 
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A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that claimed negligence by the Boy Scouts of America and the Mormon church in the death of a motorcyclist who struck a tree cut down by Scouts in southern Utah.

Family members of motorcyclist Edgar Riecke and the defendants stipulated to the dismissal, which indicates they had reached a settlement. U.S. District Judge Jill Parrish granted their motion to dismiss on Wednesday.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which chartered the Fruit Heights troop involved in the tree-cutting, had no comment on the case.

https://www.sltrib.com/news/2018/01/11/ ... lled-tree/

The Church pays significant amounts of money to avoid guilty verdicts.

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 Post subject: Re: Suit dismissed against Boys Scouts and Mormon church
PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:03 am 
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Yes, they do. So do the defendants in something like 98% of cases. I hav no idea how much the defendants collectively paid or who contributed what. But I’m pretty sure there were a number of insurance companies involved who may have not wanted to roll the dice on this one.

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 Post subject: Re: Suit dismissed against Boys Scouts and Mormon church
PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:29 am 
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es, they do. So do the defendants in something like 98% of cases. I have no idea how much the defendants collectively paid or who contributed what. But I’m pretty sure there were a number of insurance companies involved who may have not wanted to roll the dice on this one.

Understandably so. The whole incident is sad.

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