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Recent Developments

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Religious Corporation's Attempt to Block IRS Summons Rejected by Federal District Court Subscriber access only

Denominational Church Has No Ownership Interest in Breakaway Church, Rules South Carolina Court Subscriber access only

Church Property

Defamation Claim Against Church Subscriber access only

Board Members - Removal; Defamation; Minutes

Employer Not Liable for Man's Rape of Coworker Subscriber access only

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

Property Disputes and Bylaws Subscriber access only

Church Property; Church Property Disputes

Discrimination Liability for Churches of Less Than 15 Employees Subscriber access only

Denominations - Legal Liability; Employment Practices

Building Rental for Church Use Subscriber access only

Contracts; Schools

Recent Developments in South Carolina Regarding Personal Injuries Subscriber access only

Dismissed Ministers' Rights to Pension Benefits Subscriber access only

Retirement Plans

Denomination Not Liable for Pastor's Misconduct Subscriber access only

Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Disaffiliated Church's Property Reverts to Denomination Subscriber access only

Church Property; Church Property Disputes

Counselors' Liability for Counselees' Actions Subscriber access only

Counseling

Disaffiliated Churches' Property Subscriber access only

Church Property; Church Property Disputes

Member Sues Unincorporated Church Subscriber access only

Church Property; Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities

State Sales Tax Law Violated First Amendment Subscriber access only

Church Property and Withdrawal from a Denomination Subscriber access only

Church Property; Church Property Disputes

Unincorporated Churches and Members' Lawsuits Subscriber access only

Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities

Disputes Over Congregational Churches' Property Subscriber access only

Church Property; Church Property Disputes; Officers, Directors, and Trustees

Workers' Compensation Subscriber access only

Workers Compensation

Wills, Trusts, and Estates - Part 2 Subscriber access only

Wills, Trusts, and Estates
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The 4 Hour Legal Training Program for Church Boards

The 4 Hour Legal Training Program for Church Boards Subscriber access only

Understand key legal concepts necessary to protect the board and the church.
Your Guide To Employee Handbooks

Your Guide To Employee Handbooks Subscriber access only

If updated regularly, an employee handbook can offer valuable legal protection against civil court claims made by disgruntled staff members.