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Teacher’s defamation claim against former teacher barred by ecclesiastical abstention doctrine *

USA - January 11 2012
In Becker v. Clardy, Case No. 03-10-00376-CV, 2011 WL 6756999 (Tex. App.-Austin Dec. 22, 2011), a Texas appeals court held the ecclesiastical abstention doctrine applicable to the claims of religion teachers at St. Mary’s School in Temple, Texas, thus barring the defamation claim of one teacher against another.

Co-authors: Nathan A. "Nate" Adams IV.


Athletic Association’s limits on merit-based assistance upheld *

USA - January 11 2012
In Seger v. Kentucky High Sch. Athletic Ass’n, Case No. 10-5595, 10-5597, 2011 WL 6415055 (6th Cir. Dec. 21, 2011), the court affirmed dismissal of the plaintiffs’ claims for violations of the First and Fourteenth Amendments against the Kentucky High School Athletic Association, an athletic association of 280 public, private and parochial schools, for its enforcement of Bylaw 13, which places limits on the amount and type of merit-based scholarship assistance a student can receive and still remain eligible to participate in KHSAA-governed high school athletics

Co-authors: Nathan A. "Nate" Adams IV.


Judgment against preschool teacher who stated discrimination claims affirmed *

USA - January 11 2012
In Henry v. Red Hill Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tustin, Case No. G044556, 2011 WL 6119336 (Cal. App. 4 Dist. Dec. 9, 2011), a former preschool teacher brought an action against Red Hill Lutheran School alleging wrongful termination for living with her boyfriend and raising their child together without being married.

Co-authors: Nathan A. "Nate" Adams IV.


Public opposition supports denial of parochial school’s modernization permits *

USA - January 11 2012
In Academy of Our Lady of Peace v. City of San Diego, Case No. 09cv962-WQH-MDD, 2011 WL 6217026 (S.D. Cal. Dec. 14, 2011), a parochial school proposed to modernize its 86-year-old campus by adding two new facilities.

Co-authors: Nathan A. "Nate" Adams IV.


Religious freedom amendment makes it to the November 2012 Florida Ballot *

USA - January 11 2012
The Florida 2012 Ballot will include Ballot Number 8 entitled “Religious Freedom.”

Co-authors: Nathan A. "Nate" Adams IV.


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