Former LDS Church Member Seeks MDL Docket for Claims Accusing Defendant of Misusing Tithes

  • Motion

WASHINGTON, D.C. –– A plaintiff with claims pending against the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for misusing and misappropriating tithes has asked the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to create an MDL docket for the growing number of similar claims.

In the Jan. 5 memorandum filed with the JPML, plaintiff Joel Long said that he paid tithes –– or a percentage of his annual earnings –– to the church with the impression that it would only be used for charitable or religious purposes “in line with the LDS Church’s published mission, and would not be used …


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