A federal appeals court has breathed new life into a multimillion-dollar fraud lawsuit against The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
On Monday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a lower court’s ruling and revived the case brought by James Huntsman in which the former member alleges he was misled by leaders of the Utah-based faith and seeks to recover millions in tithing donations.
In a 2-1 decision, the majority judges determined that “a reasonable juror” could conclude that top Latter-day Saint leaders misrepresented how tithing was being used with regard to the City Creek Center development in downtown Salt Lake City.
Read the appellate court’s 2-1 opinion here: