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December 6-13, 2022
We just closed down our church and sold the building.  We have been doing mission work in Guatemala, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and India for the last twenty years.  We are considering buying investment real estate to create a constant cash flow for our missions.  Is this legal? Answer

Employment Law

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November 15, 2022

A federal District Court in New York has granted a conditional class certification for Fair...Read more

Ecclesiastical abstention applies to defamation case

When the finance officer of the Catholic...

Court says “not so fast” on claim of ministerial exemption

Although the U.S. Supreme Court has expanded...

Nonprofit defeats retaliation claim on summary judgment

A assistant to the chief financial officer of...

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Lead Stories

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November 28, 2022
Total assets held by donor advised funds across the country rose to $234.06 billion in 2021, an... Read more
DAF Donor Lacks Standing To Sue Over Excessive Fees

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has...

Lessons from Litigation

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December 5, 2022

How many chances should a court give a nonprofit corporation to obtain an attorney before...Read more

Court defers to “hierarchical” church rules

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the...

Volunteer not liable when lantern falls

When a dancer at an event hosted by a...

Tax Matters

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November 29, 2022

A life-long collector and dealer of African art, who worked for several years as the director...Read more

Farmers denied deduction for transfer of crops to CRAT

A husband and wife pair of farmers has been...

School District may not challenge exemption in trial court

A school district that argued only that...

E.D. can’t deduct travel costs as business expense

The executive director of a small U.S....

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