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Intentional and Grossly Negligent Acts Negate Release Forms Member access only

Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities

Church Found Not Liable for Serious Injuries to an HVAC Worker Member access only

Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities

Church Not Responsible for Hayride Injuries Member access only

Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities

Why Churches Should Report Criminal Activities Member access only

Child Abuse Reporting; Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities

Church Loses Property after Violating Deed Restriction Member access only

Church Property

Churches Sued for Damages to a Neighboring Property Member access only

Church Property

Church Was Not Legally Responsible for a Man Injured on Its Property Member access only

Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities

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

Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities

Church Loses Land Title by “Adverse Possession” Member access only

Church Property

Church Forced to Pay Taxes for Converted Building Due to Assessment Date Member access only

Taxation - Church Property

Church Not Responsible for Pedestrian Accident Near Premises Member access only

Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities

Episcopal Diocese Wins Property Case in Breakaway Parish Movement Member access only

Church Property

Property Tax Exemption Does Not Apply to Municipal Special Assessment Member access only

Taxation - Church Property

Church Member Injured in Tug of War Assumed Risk of "Common" Consequences Member access only

Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities

Court Ruled a University Has a Duty to Protect Others from Foreseeable Violence Member access only

Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities

Court Rules Workers’ Compensation Insurance Is Exclusive Benefit for Job-Related Injuries Member access only

Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities; Workers Compensation

School Not Responsible for Student’s Suicide Member access only

Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities; Schools

Release Form Does Not Prohibit Minor from Suing Church After Summer Camp Injury Member access only

Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities

Student Successfully Appeals Lawsuit Against Synagogue for Injuries Sustained During Study Abroad Program Member access only

Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities

Appeals Court Finds Sufficient Evidence of Negligence in Lawsuit over Missions Trip Death Member access only

Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities