Learn which local, state, and federal laws and regulations apply to religious organizations and which ones do not. This volume addresses the church's legal liability on: negligent employee selection, retention, and supervision, counseling, breach of fiduciary duty, ratification, and defamation. Finally, Richard Hammar discusses the religion clause of the first amendment - it's interpretation, inclusions, and exclusions.
When a jury finds a church liable in a civil lawsuit, it can award monetary damages to the plaintiff. Monetary damages may be either compensatory or punitive in nature. Compensatory damages are awarded to compensate plaintiffs for the actual injuries or harm they have suffered. They are intended to ...
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