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Legal Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches
StateTitle Category

Bankruptcy Member access only


Church Meetings Member access only

Church Property - Part 1 Member access only

Church Property - Part 2 Member access only

Civil Liability for Failure to Report Child Abuse Member access only

Child Abuse; Child Abuse Reporting

Clergy and Sexual Assault

Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Clergy—Removal - Part 1 Member access only

Court Addressed Religious Organization's Eligibility for Exemption from State Sales Taxes Member access only

Tax Exemption

Court Concluded that a State Law Giving Members of Nonprofit Corporations the legal right to Inspect Corporate Records Could Not be Applied to the Church Member access only

Church Records

Court Invalidated Will That Left All of a Decedent's Assets to a Cult Leader Member access only

Wills, Trusts, and Estates

Court Jurisdiction Over Church Disputes Member access only

Court Upheld Validity of a Will Leaving Large Portion to a Baptist University Member access only

Charitable Contributions

Court Affirmed an Arkansas Law That "The Bonding of a Church Construction Job is Mandatory" Member access only

Church Property; Contracts

Donors Can Sue for Improper Use of Restricted Funds Member access only

Charitable Contributions

Donors' Restrictions in Church Property Deeds Member access only

Church Property

Freedom of Religion - Part 1 Member access only


Freedom of Religion - Part 1 Member access only

Freedom of Religion; Schools

Injuries on the Playground Member access only

Officers, Directors, and Trustees; Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities

Minimum Wage Law and Private Schools Member access only

Employment Practices; Fair Labor Standards Acts; Schools

Minister Sues Denomination Over Broken Promise Member access only