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Recent Developments

Recent Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches
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‘Ministerial Exception’ Prevents Court from Resolving Dismissed Minister’s Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Subscriber access only

Clergy - Discipline and Removal

Court Rules Marriages Performed in Foreign Country Valid in Maryland Subscriber access only


Church's Rights to Build Larger Facility Violated by County Subscriber access only

Church Property

Former Organist Sues Church Subscriber access only

Clergy - Removal; Employment Practices

Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Employees Subscriber access only

Employment Practices

Recent Developments in Church Property Rulings Subscriber access only

Recent Developments in Maryland Regarding Church Elections Subscriber access only

Churches as Historic Landmarks Subscriber access only

Church Property; Church Property Disputes

Man Sues Diocese and Two Priests Over Abuse Subscriber access only

Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Former Candidate for Priesthood Sues for Defamation Subscriber access only

Defamation; Freedom of Religion

"Repression" and the Statute of Limitations Subscriber access only

Who Controls the Property of a Disaffiliated Church? Subscriber access only

Church Property; Church Property Disputes

Arbitration of Church Disputes Subscriber access only


Failure to Pay Property Taxes Subscriber access only

Church Property

Construction Projects - Part 2 Subscriber access only

Personal Injuries - Part 4 Subscriber access only

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

Freedom of Religion - Part 2 Subscriber access only

Freedom of Religion



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Youth Ministry in a #MeToo Culture

Youth Ministry in a #MeToo Culture Subscriber access only

Develop boundaries and a reporting structure that keeps your youth program safe for everyone.
Managing the Legal Risks of Lay Counseling

Managing the Legal Risks of Lay Counseling Subscriber access only

Develop specific policies and procedures that protect your church, lay caregivers, and those who receive care.