Utah v. Hall

Is the Utah State Pyramid Scheme Act unconstitutionally vague?


The Utah Court of Appeals held that the statute was constitutional. Generally a statute is unconstitutionally vague when people of average intelligence must guess as to its meaning. The court found the statute in question to be perfectly clear, narrowly tailored to correct the perceived harm, and unambiguous. The program in question solicited new members for $19.95, who then could go out and solicit more members. As they progressed up the ladder, members would earn products that were still being lined up. The court held that the statute expressly prohibited this activity.

The case and case summary are also available online at: http://www.mlmlegal.com/legal-cases/Utah_v_Hall.php

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