Bendross, et al v. Readon, et al.

Marva Lynn Wiley

Case Conclusion Date:February 15, 2012

Practice Area:Lawsuits & Disputes

Outcome:Bendross won.

Description:Ousted members of a Church Board of Trustees filed an action after one member of the Board of Trustees filed an annual report that excluded them. Trial court dismissed because of "ecclesiastical abstention doctrine" (i.e., separation of church and state). Plaintiffs appealed to the 3rd District Court of Appeal.