Legal Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches
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"Ecclesiastical Abstention Doctrine" Preserved in Kentucky Church Governance Lawsuit Member access only

Officers, Directors, and Trustees

Accusations of Defamation Member access only

Church Members; Defamation

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

Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Church Property - Part 2 Member access only

Church Property; Church Property Disputes

Congregation Loses Property Upon Disaffiliation from Denomination Member access only

Church Property; Church Property Disputes

Court Rules Release Form Does Not Prohibit Minor from Suing Church After Summer Camp Injury Member access only

Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities

Discipline of Ministers Member access only

'Ecclesiastical Abstention' Fails to Prevent School Employee's Discrimination Lawsuit Member access only

Employment Practices

Internal Revenue Service Member access only

Liability for Asbestos Exposure on Church Property Member access only

Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities

Missionary Molests Minor: Is the National Church Liable? Member access only

Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

National Church Not Liable for Missionary's Molestation of a Minor Member access only

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

Performing "Religious" Marriage Ceremonies Member access only

Marriage

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

Recent Developments in Kentucky Regarding Zoning Member access only

Seminary Professor Unable to Sue for Racial Discrimination Member access only

Clergy - Removal; Employment Practices

Sexual Molestation Suit Against Priest, Church Dismissed Member access only

Statute of Limitations Prevents Church from Being Sued Member access only

Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Tax Exemptions for Infrequently Used Property Member access only

Taxation - Church Property

The "Single Employer" Doctrine Member access only

Employment Practices