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June 1-15, 2006

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June 1-15, 2006

June 1-15, 2006

Philanthropist Sues Grantee After Relationship Goes Sour
Court dismisses defamation, interference claims, allows both sides to argue breach of contract

Third Circuit Sets New Rule On “Ministerial Exception” to Title VII
Court allows woman to pursue claim of discrimination based solely on gender and not on religious doctrine

Expansive Release Form Prevents Further Claims
Volunteer who waives claims against “all other persons” may not continue case against party that did not sign release

Ready Reference Page
Bylaws Function as “Constitution” Of Nonprofit Corporations

Regulation of corporate governance demands as much care and thought as the Constitution of a country

Issues Notes

  • Kramer, Sikes named “Super Lawyers”
  • Kramer to participate in Wharton School program
  • Thursday with the Editor, June 29

To the Point
Can you borrow from "designated funds" to pay other bills, and then replace the funds later?

Lessons from Litigation

  • New counsel, more creative, fails to overturn conviction
  • Court dismisses church employment claim, permits defamation claim
  • Court permits use of endowment to pay debts, fund improvements

Tax Matters

  • Deduction denied for split interest trust
  • Deduction denied for conservation easement

Employment Law

  • Employee may sue for retaliation, not discrimination
  • Whistleblower unprotected when terminated

Say That Again

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