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Church Law & Tax Report

January/February 1997
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Articles

Clergy Tax Developments in 1996 Member access only

Tax Changes of Interest to Ministers

Church Tax Developments in 1996 Member access only

Tax Changes of Interest to Churches

Recent Developments

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

Church Liability for the Sexual Misconduct of Ministers Member access only

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

Disaffiliated Churches' Property Member access only

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

Sex Discrimination in Schools Member access only

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

Sex Discrimination in Universities Member access only

Court dismisses nun's lawsuit against her former employer.
Federal

Age Discrimination Member 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 Member access only

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

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

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

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

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

Priest Seduces Married Woman Member access only

Court dismissed husband's lawsuit.

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Essential Guide to Copyright Law for Churches

Essential Guide to Copyright Law for Churches Member access only

Richard Hammar explains how to avoid copyright infringement.
Church Issues: Waivers and Release Forms and Church Liability

Church Issues: Waivers and Release Forms and Church Liability Member access only

What these documents do—and don't do—based on statutes and court decisions made nationwide.