Top 5 Reasons Churches Went To Court In 2010

27 Jan
Pound Hall Harvard Law School 2009

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Richard R. Hammar is an attorney, CPA, and author specializing in legal and tax issues for churches and clergy. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School, and attended Harvard Divinity School.

Each year he reviews thousands of church related court cases. Here are the most common reasons churches went to court in 2010.

The brief video clip below is an eye opener concerning sex offenders and the church.


#1. Child Sexual Abuse

#2. Personal Injuries

#3.  Property Disputes

#4. Insurance coverage Disputes

#5. Zoning Disputes

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Posted by on January 27, 2011 in finance, legal issues, sex offenders


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One response to “Top 5 Reasons Churches Went To Court In 2010

  1. Warren Baker

    January 28, 2011 at 6:37 am

    Very important and I think that his comments on the duty of pastors to protect the smallest and weakest sheep was to the point. I read somewhere that “Protestants” have higher child sex abuse stats than the R C Church, if my memory serves me correctly it was almost 10 times higher.



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