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Church Law & Tax Report

January/February 1997
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Clergy Tax Developments in 1996 Subscriber access only

Tax Changes of Interest to Ministers

Church Tax Developments in 1996 Subscriber access only

Tax Changes of Interest to Churches
Recent Developments

Recent Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches, with Richard R. Hammar
Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Church Liability for the Sexual Misconduct of Ministers Subscriber access only

Church and denominational agency not responsible for pastor's misconduct
South Carolina
Church Property Disputes

Disaffiliated Churches' Property Subscriber access only

When a church leaves its denomination, who keeps the property?
New Jersey
Freedom of Religion

Sex Discrimination in Schools Subscriber access only

Court rules that nun cannot sue school and archdiocese.
Freedom of Religion

Sex Discrimination in Universities Subscriber access only

Court dismisses nun's lawsuit against her former employer.

Age Discrimination Subscriber access only

Employers cannot avoid an age discrimination claim by replacing a worker with a similarly aged worker.
Multi State
Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment as Sex Discrimination Subscriber access only

Female minister sues denominational agency for sexual harassment.
Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Church Employee Dismissed After Making Accusations of Sexual Misconduct Subscriber access only

Woman sues church for dismissing her after she complained against another minister.

Man Sues Priest and Archdiocese Over Abuse Suffered as Teen Subscriber access only

Court dismissed lawsuit due to lack of support for claims.
Clergy Malpractice

Priest Seduces Married Woman Subscriber access only

Court dismissed husband's lawsuit.



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Board Basics for Churches Subscriber access only

From church records to legal risks and liabilities—what your church board should know.
Understanding Church Insurance

Understanding Church Insurance Subscriber access only

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