Church Law & Tax Report

January/February 2003
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Feature Article

Clergy Tax Developments in 2002 - Part 2 Member access only

29 tax changes of interest to churches.


Recent Developments

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

Trademarks Member access only

A federal appeals court ruled that the registered trademark “Church of the Creator” was a descriptive rather than a “generic” mark that was entitled to legal protection.

Church Property Member access only

A Connecticut court ordered a national church to return control of a local church to the congregation.

Clergy—Removal Member access only

A federal court in Texas ruled that the first amendment prohibited it from resolving a wrongful dismissal and “racketeering” claim brought by a pastor against his denomination.

Officers, Directors, and Trustees Member access only

A New Jersey court ruled that a trial court acted improperly in overseeing a church business meeting and the election of a pastor.



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Confronting Gun Violence at Church

Confronting Gun Violence at Church Member access only

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Church IT

Church IT Member access only

Learn how to find the best solutions when choosing software and hardware for your church.