Legal Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches
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Building Rental for Church Use Member access only

Contracts; Schools

Child Abuse Member access only

Child Abuse

Church Property and Withdrawal from a Denomination Member access only

Church Property; Church Property Disputes

Counselors' Liability for Counselees' Actions Member access only

Counseling

Defamation Claim Against Church Member access only

Board Members - Removal; Defamation; Minutes

Denomination Not Liable for Pastor's Misconduct Member access only

Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

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

Church Property

Disaffiliated Churches' Property Member access only

Church Property; Church Property Disputes

Disaffiliated Church's Property Reverts to Denomination Member access only

Church Property; Church Property Disputes

Discrimination Liability for Churches of Less Than 15 Employees

Denominations - Legal Liability; Employment Practices

Dismissed Ministers' Rights to Pension Benefits Member access only

Retirement Plans

Disputes Over Congregational Churches' Property Member access only

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

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

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

Fired Teacher Prevented from Suing Religious School for Discrimination Member access only

Clergy - Discipline and Removal

Member Sues Unincorporated Church Member access only

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

Property Disputes and Bylaws Member access only

Church Property; Church Property Disputes

Recent Developments in South Carolina Regarding Personal Injuries Member access only

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

State Sales Tax Law Violated First Amendment Member access only

Unincorporated Churches - Part 1 Member access only