Recent Developments

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Court Barred from Settling Sexual Harassment Claim Member access only

Clergy - Discipline and Removal

Court Can’t Resolve a Dismissed Minister’s Breach of Contract Claim Member access only

Clergy - Discipline and Removal

Fired Teacher Prevented from Suing Religious School for Discrimination Member access only

Clergy - Discipline and Removal

Michigan Court Barred by Ecclesiastical Abstention in Employment Case Member access only

Clergy - Discipline and Removal

State Supreme Court Addresses Pastor's Rescinded Resignation Member access only

Clergy - Discipline and Removal

Pastor’s Breach of Contract Lawsuit Against Board Members Dismissed by Court Member access only

Clergy - Discipline and Removal

Court Willing to Resolve Pastor’s Lawsuit Against Church for Compensation Dispute Member access only

Clergy - Discipline and Removal

‘Ministerial Exception’ Prevents Court from Resolving Dismissed Minister’s Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Member access only

Clergy - Discipline and Removal

In Pastor and Deacons Conflict, Court Says Intervention Barred by First Amendment Member access only

Clergy - Discipline and Removal

Lutheran Minister's Wrongful Termination Suit Dismissed Due to 'Ministerial Exception' Member access only

Clergy - Discipline and Removal

Michigan Court Rules ‘Ecclesiastical Abstention’ Bars It from Resolving Church Dispute by Interpreting Polity Member access only

Clergy - Discipline and Removal; Embezzlement

Indiana Court Rules First Amendment Prevents It from Resolving Pastor’s Compensation Lawsuit Member access only

Clergy - Discipline and Removal

Mississippi Supreme Court Rules First Amendment Bars Resolving Pastor's Dismissal Suit Member access only

Clergy - Discipline and Removal

Ministerial Exception Prevents Courts from Making Defamation Charges Member access only

Clergy - Discipline and Removal; Defamation; Employment Practices

Pastor Sues Church for Discrimination and Defamation Member access only

Clergy - Discipline and Removal

Risks of Pastoral Counseling Services Member access only

Clergy - Discipline and Removal; Sexual Harassment; Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Sexual Abuse and Church Responsibility Member access only

Clergy - Discipline and Removal; Sexual Harassment; Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

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