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The IRS has issued long-awaited regulations addressing "intermediate sanctions."
An internal IRS document provides additional clarification - FSA 1993-0921-1 Federal Income Taxation of Churches
Issues that affect ministers and churches, with Richard R. Hammar
The United States Supreme Court has issued an opinion suggesting that the clergy-penitent privilege may survive a minister's death.
A federal court ruled that a church-affiliated private school could be sued by a former employee who had been dismissed for extramarital sexual relations.
A federal court in Louisiana has issued an important ruling addressing the liability of a church for discriminating against a disabled person.
A federal appeals court ruled that a church insurance policy did not provide for a legal defense of a minister who engaged in sexual relations with two members of his congregation.
An Ohio court ruled that a letter addressed by a church official to "members and friends" of the church, in which he explained why the church board dismissed a church secretary, might have been defamatory.
An Arizona court upheld the validity of a marriage despite a number of technical violations of state law.
Recent Developments in Louisiana Regarding Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities
A Louisiana court ruled that a church was liable for injuries sustained by a youth group member who was struck by a vehicle while crossing a busy street.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that a Catholic Diocese could not be sued as a result of an alleged sexual relationship that began when a woman began a counseling relationship with a priest who served as a hospital chaplain and counselor.