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Legal Developments

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

Freedom of Religion

Bylaws, Constitutions, and Charters Member access only

Charters, Constitutions, and Bylaws; Church Business Meetings

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

Church Responsible for Payroll Taxes Member access only

Payroll Tax Reporting

Church Was Not Legally Responsible for a Man Injured on Its Property Member access only

Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities

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

Church Members

Church's Insurance Policy Prevents Coverage  Member access only

Insurance

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

Compensation and Benefits

Construction Projects Member access only

Church Property

Court Affirms Pastor’s Conviction, Sentence for Embezzlement

Fiduciary Duty

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

Church Members

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

Clergy - Discipline and Removal; Compensation and Benefits