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Appeals Court Refused to Dismiss a Former Employee’s Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Member access only

The trial court failed to conduct a “fact-sensitive and claim specific” analysis to determine if the First Amendment bars the former employee’s claims against a Roman Catholic archdiocese.

A Church’s Insurance Did Not Provide Coverage for Its Pastor’s Sexual Abuse of a Minor Member access only

Policy exclusion of criminal and intentional acts superseded its limited coverage of sexual misconduct claims, says court.

Landowner Denied a Zoning Variance for the Creation of a Shooting Range Near a Church Member access only

A local pastor and neighboring landowners expressed concerns over noise and safety.

US Tax Court Fines Pastor $2,500 for “Frivolous” Tax Argument Member access only

This case highlights some of the most important provisions of federal tax law pertaining to ministers.
Key Tax Dates July 2022

Key Tax Dates July 2022

File 8274 and 941 forms and meet monthly or semiweekly requirements.

Priest Claimed Defamatory and False Statements Led to His Dismissal Member access only

But a court ruled the ministerial exemption barred it from resolving the priest’s claim.
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Discrimination Claim Brought Against School that Fired Gay Teacher Allowed to Proceed Member access only

Except for religious discrimination, religious organizations are not exempt from other forms of discrimination prohibited under Title VII.
Key Tax Dates June 2022

Key Tax Dates June 2022

Review housing allowance designations, make quarterly payments, and meet monthly or semiweekly requirements.