colorado cityA settlement has been reached after a multi-million dollar jury award for religious-related discrimination in the polygamous communities of Colorado City in north Mohave County and Hildale in southern Utah. A jury in Phoenix last March awarded $5.2-million to Ronald and Jinjer Cooke, who claimed they were denied municipal utility service for religious reasons. The Salt Lake Tribune newspaper reports the Cooke’s have agreed to accept a settlement of about $3-million, while the defendants agree not to appeal the jury decision. The settlement also requires that the cities provide water access to the family.

 

 

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