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October 16-November 15, 2008

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October 16-November 15, 2008

October 16-November 15, 2008

Court Approves Hospitals’ Withdrawal from Consortium
Exit allowed to protect charitable missions and to redress breaches of fiduciary duty

Church Conference Takes Funds Left to Dissolved Church
Where Church existed when trust terminated, later dissolution does not preclude award

Club’s Insurance Doesn’t Protect Member in Shooting Accident
Endorsement covers member acting on behalf of club, not shooting turkeys with friend on off-site location

Ready Reference Page No. 107
Check List For Dealing With Tough Economic Times

Here are some things to think about when planning how to get through the current economic crisis

Issues Notes

  • Order multiple copies of Nonprofit Issues for your office, Board
  • Talk with the Editor, January 23, 2009

To the Point

If the annual audit reveals that the income from "public" sources of a 501(c)(3) charitable organization falls to 30%, can the organization maintain its "public charity" status indefinitely by relying the 10% public "facts and circumstances" support test?

Lessons from Litigation

  • Court affirms $18 million judgment against insurer
  • Unsigned lease with County is unenforceable
  • Court denies legal fees to prevailing hospital

Tax Matters

  • Court refuses to rescind tax shelter transaction

Employment Law

  • Court dismisses ADEA and ADA discrimination claims
  • Nonprofit radio exec may sue for defamation

Say That Again

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