Monday, January 05, 2009

Announcement of California Supreme Court Ruling coming soon ...

Location: San Francisco, California.

Wish we felt better about that. Good TEC strategy, considering the recent rulings from this building.

We suggest that you keep watch at Anglican Curmudgeon as well for commentary on the ruling.

California Supreme Court Throws out the Statute of Frauds - read it all here.


Anonymous said...

there is an opinion on the Cal. S.C. website; it looks like the local churches lost.

Kevin A. said...

The decision is posted. Its a win for TEC. Here is the important paragraph:

Applying the neutral principles of law approach, we conclude that the
general church, not the local church, owns the property in question. Although the
deeds to the property have long been in the name of the local church, that church
agreed from the beginning of its existence to be part of the greater church and to
be bound by its governing documents. These governing documents make clear
that church property is held in trust for the general church and may be controlled
by the local church only so long as that local church remains a part of the general
church. When it disaffiliated from the general church, the local church did not
have the right to take the church property with it.

Here is the full PDF file link: