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‘Discovery Rule’ Allows Floating Statute of Limitations for Some Child Sexual Abuse Victims Member access only

Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

A Church Could Be Liable for a Retired Pastor’s Acts of Sexual Abuse Member access only

Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

A Church Could Be Liable for Negligent Hiring and Supervision Member access only

Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

A Church's Knowledge and Liability Member access only

Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

A Nearly $22 Million Verdict for Sexual Abuse Not Excessive, Affirms Federal Appeals Court Member access only

Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Are Churches and Affiliated Organizations Separate Entities? Member access only

Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Boy Scouts Had Legal Duty to Disclose Molestation Member access only

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

Breach of Fiduciary Duty Member access only

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

Can a Denomination Be Held Responsible for a Pastor's Sexual Misconduct? Member access only

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

Can a Denominational Office Be Held Liable for a Pastor's Sexual Misconduct? Member access only

Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Catholic Archdiocese Not Held Responsible for Sexual Abuse Member access only

Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Charitable Immunity Law and Sexual Misconduct Member access only

Officers, Directors, and Trustees; Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Christian College Not Liable for Sexual Misconduct of Former Student Hired by a Church Member access only

Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Church and Pastor Sued Over Child Molestation Member access only

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

Church Could be Liable for Negligent Hiring Member access only

Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Church Deacon Secretly Records Teenage Girls in His Bathroom Member access only

Invasion of Privacy; Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Church Employee Dismissed After Making Accusations of Sexual Misconduct Member access only

Freedom of Religion; Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Church Found Not Liable in Case of Pastoral Affair Member access only

Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Church Held Liable for Coach's Sexual Misconduct Member access only

Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Church Held Liable for Pastor's Abuse of Minors  Member access only

Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers