Gaddy (LDS) Class Action Case Status - as of 12-14-2022 (Frequently Asked Questions - Proposed Gaddy (LDS) Class Action )

Kay Burningham, Attorney at Law

Licensed in Utah and California.

March 29, 2023

Frequently Asked Questions - Proposed Gaddy (LDS) Class Action

Gaddy (LDS) Class Action Case Status - as of 12-14-2022
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Greetings to all who are interested in the case against the LDS Church for fraud.

We still haven’t heard anything dispositive from the court this year. Our latest filings were submitted for decision in Mid-March 2022. I recently attended a federal bar event where Judge Shelby was on the panel. He explained by way of part of his comments on the state of the judiciary (and I am paraphrasing), that it is difficult for him to attend to his docket (the cases assigned to him), due to his duties as Chief Judge, and the fact that he is now sitting on his 3rd jury trial of the year (these take several weeks if not months). There just isn’t enough money in the budget to hire more judges.

Clients often ask: When will the Court rule on my motion? The general rule is that attorneys cannot predict with any certainty when federal court judges will resolve any particular pending motion. In the federal courts, there is no requirement that judges issue an opinion within any time frame. However, the Civil Justice Reform Act (the “CJRA”) provides some guidance. It encourages judges to resolve matters before them within a certain period of time. The Civil Justice Reform Act of 1990 (CJRA) requires the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AO), under 28 U.S.C. § 476, to prepare a semiannual report showing, by U.S. district judge and magistrate judge, all motions pending more than six months. The reporting requirements under the CJRA are designed to help reduce both costs and delays in civil litigation in the district courts. The information also may be used to evaluate demands on the district courts' resources.

Judge Shelby is a hardworking, dedicated, judge. We will let you know once we received a ruling.

Thank you for all your support and we hope you have a Happy Holiday Season!

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