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Legal Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches
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Church Not Responsible for Hayride Injuries Member access only

Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities

Pastor Sentenced to Prison for “Sexting” Member access only

Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Churches May Fire an Employee for Violating Moral Standards If Done Consistently Member access only

Employment Practices

Church Forced to Pay Taxes for Converted Building Due to Assessment Date Member access only

Taxation - Church Property

Church Member Injured in Tug of War Assumed Risk of "Common" Consequences Member access only

Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities

Mosque Members’ Lawsuit Concerning Financial Improprieties Must Be Resolved By Binding Arbitration Due to Mosque Bylaws’ Arbitration Clause Member access only

Arbitration; Charters, Constitutions, and Bylaws

Victims of Alleged Defamation Can Compel Internet Service Provider to Disclose Anonymous Poster’s Identity  Member access only

Defamation

The Limits of Liability Insurance Member access only

Insurance

Special Immigrant Status for Pastor Upheld Member access only

Conversations Shouldn't Have Been Used for Prosecution Member access only

Confidential and Privileged Communications

Ensuring Release Forms Don't Violate Public Policy Member access only

Invasion of Privacy Member access only

Copyright; Invasion of Privacy; Schools

Workers Compensation Benefits

Employment Practices; Workers Compensation

Breach of Fiduciary Duty Member access only

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

First Amendment Bars the Civil Courts from Intervening in Church Elections Member access only

Charters, Constitutions, and Bylaws; First Amendment; Officers, Directors, and Trustees

Child Abuse Reporting Member access only

Recent Developments in New Jersey Regarding Confidential and Privileged Communications Member access only

Recent Developments in New Jersey Regarding Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities Member access only

Recent Developments in New Jersey Regarding Employment Practices Member access only

Recent Developments in New Jersey Regarding Sexual Relationships with Counselees Member access only