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January/February 2008
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2008 Mileage Rates Subscriber access only

Recent Developments

Recent Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches, with Richard R. Hammar
North Carolina
Officers, Directors, and Trustees

Church Members Sue for Breach of Fiduciary Duties Subscriber access only

Court rules that the First Amendment bars it from resolving the complaint.
Texas
Members - Discipline

Woman Sues Pastor for Divulging Confidential Information Subscriber access only

Court rules that the First Amendment prevents it from resolving case.
California
Church Property Disputes

Church Disaffiliation Property Dispute Subscriber access only

Court rules that national church holds title to local church’s property.
Massachusetts
Clergy - Removal

The First Amendment and Church Employment Disputes Subscriber access only

Courts are generally barred from resolving ministers’ employment claims.
Washington
Clergy - Removal

Former Director of Evangelization Sues Diocese for Wrongful Termination Subscriber access only

Courts generally cannot resolve church employment disputes.
Mississippi
Child Abuse Reporting

School Not Liable for Teacher's Molestation of Student Subscriber access only

Court rules that the school lacked sufficient evidence to intervene.

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Creating a Disaster Preparation and Response Plan

Creating a Disaster Preparation and Response Plan Subscriber access only

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Benevolence Fund Basics

Benevolence Fund Basics Subscriber access only

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