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Church Law & Tax Report

November/December 1993
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Recent Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches, with Richard R. Hammar
Charitable Contributions

Contributions Can Be Returned for "Undue Influence" Member access only

Members accused church pastor, leaders of coercing gifts.

State Bar Not Liable for Attorney's Negligence Member access only

Court's ruling can be applicable to denominations.

Court: Insurance Policy Covers Sexual Assault Claim Member access only

Policy's exceptions applied to children's home staff, not residents.

Church Bound to Financial Secretary's Misrepresentation Member access only

Church argued it had no knowledge of secretary's acts.

Church Responsible for Deacon's Negligent Driving Member access only

Deacon was driving while on church business.
New York
Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities

Church Not Responsible for Parking Lot Injuries Member access only

Employees were not aware of slippery conditions.

Sexual Molestation Conviction Upheld Member access only

Decision comes despite victim's retraction of accusations.

Property Leased to Church Not Tax Exempt Member access only

Owner leased the property for profit.