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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The federal government has dropped the LDS Church from a lawsuit filed against the Boy Scouts of America over a 2002 wildfire.
In 2004, the government sued the Boy Scouts and its Great Salt Lake Council to recoup the money spent fighting a fire in the Uinta Mountains.
The government is seeking to recover $14 million.
Court documents say the Boy Scouts were setting fires to try and earn their wilderness survival merit badges --- but the organization claims the boys put the fires out properly.
The government says The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was listed as a defendant in the case because it sponsored the Boy Scout troop blamed for the 14,000 acre blaze.
The Boy Scouts' trial is set for March 5th.
Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com
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