Legal Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches
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"A.D." Violating Religious Freedoms? Member access only

Freedom of Religion

Church Camp Tax Exempt Member access only

Church Held Liable for Pastor's Abuse of Minors  Member access only

Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Church Members Sue for Breach of Fiduciary Duties Member access only

Officers, Directors, and Trustees

Church Membership Member access only

Church Not Responsible for Rape of Teenage Girl by Camp Worker Member access only

Denominations - Legal Liability; Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities; Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Church Property Member access only

Church Property Disputes

Church Responsible for Payroll Taxes Member access only

Payroll Tax Reporting

Churchgoer’s Criminal Stalking Conviction Vacated Due to Free Speech Concerns Member access only

Church Membership

Church's Insurance Policy Prevents Coverage  Member access only


Clergy - Part 1 Member access only

Clergy - Part 2 Member access only

Clergy Malpractice

Clergy-Penitent Privilege in Court Cases

Confidential and Privileged Communications; Criminal Liability

Compensation Dispute Member access only


Construction Projects Member access only

Church Property

Court Barred from Ruling on Suit Brought by Former Church Members Member access only

Church Membership

Court Willing to Resolve Pastor’s Lawsuit Against Church for Compensation Dispute Member access only

Clergy - Discipline and Removal

Decision Reinforces When Courts Can—or Can't—Resolve Church Bylaws Disputes Member access only

Church Business Meetings

Definition of "Church" for Zoning Purposes Member access only

Church Property; Zoning

Disaffiliated Local Church Allowed to Retain Property Member access only

Church Property; Church Property Disputes
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