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Court may tell church to hold new election

Court may tell church to hold new election

Court may tell church to hold new election

A trial court in Michigan may tell an incorporated church to hold a new annual election for directors and may tell the church that certain members may vote in the election, an appellate court has held. The ecclesiastical abstention did not apply to questions of interpretation of the state nonprofit corporation law. A group of Christian believers formed the Church in Bloomfield in 2005 to govern the practice of their religion in a group of local churches. Harry Park and Fabio Leal were among the incorporators and listed as officers or directors in all of the annual reports from 2006 to 2016. In 2009, the church purchased a residential property that was not zoned for a church and was never...

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