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January/February 2008
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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.
Members - Discipline

Woman Sues Pastor for Divulging Confidential Information Subscriber access only

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

Church Disaffiliation Property Dispute Subscriber access only

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

The First Amendment and Church Employment Disputes Subscriber access only

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

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

Courts generally cannot resolve church employment disputes.
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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