Legal Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches
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StateTitle Category

Woman Sues Pastor for Divulging Confidential Information Member access only

Confidential and Privileged Communications; Counseling; Malpractice; Members - Discipline

Counseling and Clergy Malpractice Member access only

Clergy - Removal; Clergy Malpractice; Counseling

Clergy-Penitent Privilege and Confidentiality Member access only

Confidential and Privileged Communications; Counseling; Privacy

Clergy-Penitent Privilege and Observations Member access only

Confidential and Privileged Communications; Counseling; Privacy

Woman Sues Church Elders for Advice She Received Member access only

Counseling

Husband Sues Church Over Wife's Affair with Minister Member access only

Counseling; Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Churches' Liability After Out-of Court Settlements Member access only

Counseling; Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Pastor Sued for Disclosing Confidential Information Member access only

Counseling; Invasion of Privacy

Church and Pastor Sued Over Child Molestation Member access only

Counseling; Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

School's Liability for a Student's Suicide Member access only

Counseling

Teacher Seduces High School Student Member access only

Counseling; Schools

Counselors' Liability for Counselees' Actions Member access only

Counseling

Woman Sues Church Over Molestation by Former Pastor Member access only

Counseling; Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Woman Sues Church Over Affair with Pastor Member access only

Clergy Malpractice; Counseling

Church Liability for the Sexual Misconduct of Ministers Member access only

Counseling; Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Psychologist Loses License for Religious Counseling Member access only

Counseling

False Accusations of Child Abuse Are Subject to Legal Recourse Member access only

Counseling

Penitent Privilege Not Applicable When Religious Counselors Aren't Ordained, Court Rules Member access only

Counseling

PA Includes Clergy Members as Mandatory Child Abuse Reporters Member access only

Counseling

Court Denies Lawsuit Against Clergy for Malpractice Member access only

Counseling