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September 16-October 15, 2008

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September 16-October 15, 2008

September 16-October 15, 2008

Volunteer School Trustees Dismissed from Parents’ Suit
Volunteer Protection Act protects trustees when parents failed to show wanton misconduct

Estate Attorney Forfeits Fee For Failing to Fund Charitable Trust
Attorney General has standing to enforce rights of charitable beneficiaries of scholarship fund

Nonprofit May Not Collect From Mortgage Holder’s Insurance
Damages from Katrina paid only to mortgagee when nonprofit was not named as additional insured

Issues Notes

  • "This Year" Notebook Available
  • Talk with the Editor, January 6, 2009

To the Point

Our nonprofit purchased a building and the president of the board has been trying to get us to pay off the mortgage. Since she is a broker and will handle the details, she will make a huge commission. Can she do this? 

Lessons from Litigation

  • Director may sue for job info in derivative suit
  • Couple loses sex discrimination case against club
  • Residence at museum does not create adverse possession
  • Volunteer protected by insurance policy

Tax Matters

  • IRS eliminates advance ruling process

Employment Law

  • Court rejects “collective action” under FLSA
  • State employee fired for nonprofit work
  • At-will church pilot loses retaliation claim

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