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In the meantime the case likely sets a precedent for what happens during future UEP land sales. As Friday’s hearing concluded, Lindberg expressed concern that if she sided with Timpson, others would come to the trust and make similar objections to future sales.


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Finalists named for UEP board of trustees

A 3rd District Court judge on Thursday released a list of 13 finalists seeking appointment to a board of trustees to manage the United Effort Plan Trust. Judge Denise Lindberg will decide if the board will be made up of five, seven or nine members, but also may decide to deny the necessity for a board, according to a press release from the Utah attorneys general’s office.

The 13 finalists are below:

Gregory Barlow

Jethro Barlow

Deloy Bateman

Margaret Cooke

M. Jvar Dutson

Holly Ernest

Sheleigh Harding

Thomas A. Holm

Michael Hughes

Willie Jessop

Arnold Richter

Lane Ronnow

Don Timpson

The public is encouraged to send comment on potential trustees to

Judge Denise P. Lindberg

Matheson Courthouse

450 S. State St.

Salt Lake City, UT 84020

Comments will be accepted for seven days after official notice of the finalists is published. Upon conclusion of the comment period, the court will arrange personal interviews in convenient locations around Utah and will announce the next steps in the process after the candidates are evaluated.

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