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Recent Developments

Recent Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches
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Murder Suspect's Statements to Church Employee Not Privileged Subscriber access only

Confidential and Privileged Communications

First Amendment Religion Clauses Prohibit Court from Resolving Confidential Communications Claim

Confidential and Privileged Communications

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

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

Louisiana Court Affirms Decade Sentence for Church Volunteer Convicted of Molestation Subscriber access only

Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Church School May Have Violated Dismissed Teacher's Rights under Family and Medical Leave Act Subscriber access only

Employment Practices

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


Church Board Guilty of Defamation Subscriber access only


Priest Not a Mandatory Reporter in Child Abuse Case Subscriber access only

Child Abuse Reporting

Discriminating Against Obese Employees Subscriber access only

Employment Practices

Vicarious Liability Subscriber access only

Denominations - Legal Liability

Court Resolves Lawsuit Addressing Pastor's Financial Mismanagement  Subscriber access only

Clergy - Removal

Adding Defendants to a Lawsuit Subscriber access only


Malicious Statements Subscriber access only


Church Member's Defamation Suit Dismissed Subscriber access only


Restraining Orders Subscriber access only

Marriage; Marriage and Divorce

Monetary Awards for Injury Lawsuits Subscriber access only

Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities

Recent Developments in Lousiana Regarding Insurance Subscriber access only

Recent Developments in Louisiana Regarding Sexual Misconduct by Clergy and Church Workers Subscriber access only

Recent Developments in Louisiana Regarding Workers Compensation Subscriber access only

Recent Developments in Louisiana Regarding the Legal Liabilities of Denominations Subscriber access only

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Internal Controls for Church Finances

Internal Controls for Church Finances Subscriber access only

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