Skip to main content.
A non-profit service providing academics, religion professionals and other researchers with religion & cult news
ReligionNewsBlog

Religion news articles about religious cults, sects, world religions, and related issues

Home | About RNB Related: Cult FAQ | Cult Experts | Apologetics Index | Cult Information Search Engine
More articles about: Polygamy:

Judge Won’t Evict Man from Church Property

Associated Press, USA
May 20, 2004
tv.ksl.com

ReligionNewsBlog.com • Friday May 21, 2004

(Kingman, Arizona-AP) — A Mohave County (Arizona) judge has refused to evict a Colorado City man from a home on land owned by the polygamist church that dominates the town.

Superior Court Judge James Chavez denied a request by the United Effort Plan trust to evict Ross Chatwin from property owned by the trust. The trust is controlled by leaders of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Chatwin publicly criticized the church in January.

Chavez ruled that Chatwin had possessory interest in the property because promises from church leaders.

He said Chatwin cannot be evicted unless the church compensates him for improvements he made to the two-story home.

During a March trial, Rodney Parker, an attorney for the trust and church, argued the trust could evict Chatwin without cause.

Chatwin’s attorney Joan Dudley said Chatwin grew up being taught that he could live on the trust land for life.

Chatwin testified that he was encouraged by church officials to build a home and make other improvements.

info Original content is © Copyright Religion News Blog. All rights reserved.
    Do not republish or repost. Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape

share this article Share this article

tag Related Articles

arrow
arrow Topic(s): Polygamy

Comment Comment

Join Religion News Blog at Google+ to comment, share, and follow.

RSS Feed Follow Us


 Follow

Religion News You May Like This As Well

Why are you not using Nozbe?

Don't you need to get things done?

Religion News Search Search Religion News Blog