Clerical Abstention Does Not Require Dismissal of Suit Over Control of Unification Church'' s Assets

In Family Federation for World Peace as well as Unification International v. Moon,(DC App., Dec. 24, 2015), the District of Columbia Court of Appeals turned around the D.C. Superior Court’s termination of a complex conflict over control of a D.C. charitable firm, UCI, which over the years has actually taken care of hundreds of millions […]

Court Invokes Ecclesiastical Abstention To Dismiss Church Members' ' Claims of Financial Mismanagement

In Harrison v. Bishop,(OH App., Dec. 18, 2015), an Ohio appellate court used the clerical abstention teaching to reject a match brought by 3 participants of the Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church versus supervisors and also the elderly priest of the church. The complainants declared that offenders breached their obligations under the church’s constitution by mishandling […]