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Recent Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches
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Court May Rule on 'Secular Contract' Between Church and Former Employee Subscriber access only

Employment Practices

Church Narrowly Avoids Liability in Advertising Services of Babysitter Who Later Molested Children Subscriber access only

Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Churches' Right to Remove Clergy Subscriber access only

Charters, Constitutions, and Bylaws; Clergy - Removal

Exemption of Unemployment Services Doesn't Violate First Amendment Subscriber access only

Ministerial Exemption Prevents Court from Resolving Lawsuit Subscriber access only

Clergy - Removal; Employment Practices

Ministerial Exception Prevents Courts from Making Defamation Charges Subscriber access only

Clergy - Discipline and Removal; Defamation; Employment Practices

Local Church Retains Control of Property  Subscriber access only

Church Property Disputes

Court Intervention in Church Legal Disputes Subscriber access only

Charters, Constitutions, and Bylaws; Church Members

Who Is Considered a Minister? Subscriber access only

Clergy - Removal; Employment Practices

Is a Church Obligated to Share Member Records? Subscriber access only

Church Records

Church Finance Disputes Subscriber access only

Church Finances; Church Membership

Interference with Contract Subscriber access only

Employment Practices; Overtime Pay

The Ministerial Exception and Sex Discrimination Subscriber access only

Clergy - Removal; Schools

YMCA Ordered to Pay "Future Mental Anguish Damages" Subscriber access only

Denominations - Legal Liability; Evidence; Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Woman Sues Pastor for Divulging Confidential Information Subscriber access only

Confidential and Privileged Communications; Counseling; Malpractice; Members - Discipline

Lawsuits by Dismissed Clergy  Subscriber access only

Clergy - Removal; Defamation

Recent Developments in Texas Regarding Clergy Removal Subscriber access only

Recent Developments in Texas Regarding Church Records Subscriber access only

Recent Developments in Texas Regarding Bankruptcy Subscriber access only

Recent Developments in Texas Regarding Church Property Subscriber access only

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