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"Use Taxes" and Churches Member access only

Arbitration of Disputes Member access only

Arbitration

Breach of Fiduciary Duty Member access only

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

Breaking Away from the Parent Denomination Member access only

Arbitration

Buried Treasure on Church Property Member access only

Church Property

Civil Liability for Failure to Report Child Abuse Member access only

Child Abuse; Child Abuse Reporting

Clergy-Penitent Privilege Doesn't Apply in Molestation Case  Member access only

Confidential and Privileged Communications

Confidential and Privileged Communications - Part 1 Member access only

Confidential and Privileged Communications

Control of Church Property Member access only

Church Property

Court Rejected Claim that Employment of Chaplain at a Public Hospital Violated the First Amendment Member access only

Freedom of Religion

Court Rejects Church Schools' challenge to Iowa's Compulsory Education Law Member access only

Schools

Defamation Claim Dismissed Due to Church’s “Qualified Privilege” Member access only

Confidential and Privileged Communications; Defamation

Determing Disability Discrimination Member access only

Breach of Contract; Clergy - Removal

Employee Relations Member access only

Freedom of Religion - Part 1 Member access only

Schools

Pastor’s Multiple Acts of Sexual Misconduct Not Necessarily Protected by First Amendment Member access only

Confidential and Privileged Communications; Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Personal Injuries on Church Property and During Church Activities - Part 5 Member access only

Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities; Schools

Priest Sued for Failure to Report Child Abuse Member access only

Child Abuse

Recent Developments in Iowa Regarding Constitutions, Bylaws, and Charters Member access only

Recent Developments in Iowa Regarding Sexual Misconduct by Clergy and Church Workers Member access only