Legal Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches
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Liability for Retirement Fund Losses Member access only

Denominations - Legal Liability; Retirement Plans

National, Regional Denominational Agencies Not Legally Responsible for Child’s Brain Damage Incurred at Affiliated Church Member access only

Denominations - Legal Liability; Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities

Negligent Supervision and Sexual Offenses Member access only

Denominations - Legal Liability; Sexual Harassment; Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Reporting Sexual Misconduct to Future Employers Member access only

Denominations - Legal Liability; Evidence; Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Sexual Harassment Suit Proceeds Against Local Church, but Not Denomination Member access only

Denominations - Legal Liability; Employment Practices; Sexual Harassment

Termination of Free Counseling for an Abuse Victim Member access only

Denominations - Legal Liability

The Ministerial Exception and Lawsuits Member access only

Denominations - Legal Liability; Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Vicarious Liability Member access only

Denominations - Legal Liability

YMCA Ordered to Pay "Future Mental Anguish Damages" Member access only

Denominations - Legal Liability; Evidence; Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Youth Pastor Jailed for Sexual Misconduct Member access only

Denominations - Legal Liability; Evidence; Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers