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Recent Developments in Indiana Regarding Unincorporated Churches

An Indiana court recognized an exception to the general rule that members of an unincorporated church cannot sue their church for injuries they suffer on church premises or during church activities.

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Key point. Under the general rule, members of an unincorporated church cannot sue their church for injuries they sustain on church premises or in the course of church activities.
Key point. A few courts have recognized an exception to the general rule that members of an unincorporated church cannot sue their church for injuries occurring on church premises or in the course of church activities. Under this exception, members are permitted to sue the church if (1) the church has an existence separate from its members, and (2) the members do not exercise control over the operations of the church.
Key point. Church board members are not liable for the obligations and actions of their church solely on the basis of their status as board members.

An Indiana court recognized an exception to the general rule that members of an unincorporated church cannot sue their church for injuries ...

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  • March 2, 1998

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