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By: FOX 13 NewsPosted at 5:34 PM, Jul 31, 2020 and last updated 9:14 PM, Jul 31, 2020

A jury on Friday found the state of Washington negligent and ordered it to pay about $100 million to Susan Cox Powell's parents, Q13 FOX reports.
That means possibly a $10 million dollar pay-out to the LDS Church.
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You are likely incorrect. A 10% tithe on the full amount awarded by the court would be $9.8 million. Even the most dedicated Mo would not feel they should pay a 10% tithe on the full award before deducting their lawyers fees and court costs.
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Nomomo wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:02 am
You are likely incorrect. A 10% tithe on the full amount awarded by the court would be $9.8 million. Even the most dedicated Mo would not feel they should pay a 10% tithe on the full award before deducting their lawyers fees and court costs.
With that kind of money, they could hire a good tithing attorney and get the amount down even lower.
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Nomomo wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:02 am
You are likely incorrect. A 10% tithe on the full amount awarded by the court would be $9.8 million. Even the most dedicated Mo would not feel they should pay a 10% tithe on the full award before deducting their lawyers fees and court costs.
Disagree with that. I am not LDS, but growing up in my LDS family, tithing on income was on the gross ALWAYS, regardless of the circumstances.

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The lawyers will most likely take 33 1/3 to 40% of the gross settlement and so "gross" for the client will be discounted accordingly. However, the church won't be satisfied with their paltry $6 Million. As we speak, the good folks at Desert Trust are formulating a presentation on how the church should get all the money eventually, after the recipients pass on.
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Dr Exiled wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:11 am
The lawyers will most likely take 33 1/3 to 40% of the gross settlement and so "gross" for the client will be discounted accordingly. However, the church won't be satisfied with their paltry $6 Million. As we speak, the good folks at Desert Trust are formulating a presentation on how the church should get all the money eventually, after the recipients pass on.
Of that I have no doubt.

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As a resident of Washington State I am not completely happy with my tax money going for this blood payment. I am unsure if contributing to the church will clean it up. I can see that the effort to pass law limiting visitation rights of a person suspected of murder is a good idea . The grandparents efforts in that is worth respect. Maybe they can find righteous use for their new fortune.

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huckelberry wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:23 pm
As a resident of Washington State I am not completely happy with my tax money going for this blood payment. I am unsure if contributing to the church will clean it up. I can see that the effort to pass law limiting visitation rights of a person suspected of murder is a good idea . The grandparents efforts in that is worth respect. Maybe they can find righteous use for their new fortune.
As I followed the story, the negligence on the part of the state programs and state employees seemed clear. How else should a penalty be assessed?

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Lemmie wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:43 pm
huckelberry wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:23 pm
As a resident of Washington State I am not completely happy with my tax money going for this blood payment. I am unsure if contributing to the church will clean it up. I can see that the effort to pass law limiting visitation rights of a person suspected of murder is a good idea . The grandparents efforts in that is worth respect. Maybe they can find righteous use for their new fortune.
As I followed the story, the negligence on the part of the state programs and state employees seemed clear. How else should a penalty be assessed?
Lemmie,
I only know the general story and may well be missing critical details about negligence. You may be aware of details which I am not aware. Clearly critical information did not get put together by cps well enough to avoid making wrong decisions. I admit to having some sympathy for CPS workers who have to deal with stream of nightmares with inadequate information. They are always wrong, being overly agressive or not protective enough. They always favor her or him over him or her an the parents can be crazy and armed.

I think the size of the penalty is outlandish. People project their fear of uncertainty into hatred of CPS workers.Yet it is clearly possible for individual workers to make bad decisions out of fault. I can see penalty for that to be appropriate. I do not see the outlandishly large penalty to be paid by the entire state to be proportionate.

If there was actual indifference to the childrens safety then manslaughter charges would appear to be appropriate.

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