Church Law & Tax Report

May/June 2019
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Feature Article

Who Can Sign Church Documents?

Who Can Sign Church Documents? Member access only

A court case in South Carolina offers insights and warnings for giving signatory authority.

Articles

Recent Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches, with Richard R. Hammar
New Jersey
Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Pastor Sentenced to Prison for “Sexting” Member access only

A New Jersey appeals court affirmed the prison sentence of a pastor who engaged in “sexting” and sexual contact with 14-year-old-girl.
Indiana
Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Church Volunteer Given 35-Year Prison Sentence for Raping a Minor Member access only

Federal
Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Church School Could be Liable for Failure to Comply with State Child Abuse Reporting Law Member access only

Illinois
Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities

Church Not Liable for Injuries Sustain by Teen at a Church Youth Event Member access only

Federal
Clergy - Discipline and Removal

Court Barred from Settling Sexual Harassment Claim Member access only