Litigation

On April 26, 2018, the Church Alliance filed an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief with the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (Chicago) in the housing allowance case. The brief adds a perspective that is not duplicated in the government...

October 11, 2017—Wisconsin Federal District Court Rules Clergy Housing Allowance Unconstitutional

On Friday, October 6, a federal district court judge ruled that the exclusion from taxation of a minister’s cash housing allowance is...

February 19, 2016—Church Alliance Files Amicus Curiae Brief

On February 19, 2016, the Church Alliance filed an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief with the Minnesota Court of Appeals in the case of Bacon et al v. Portico Benefits...

July 13, 2015—Church Alliance Files Amicus Curiae Brief

Background on Church Plan Litigation

A number of class-action lawsuits have been filed throughout the country in recent years, challenging the application of the...

November 13, 2014—Federal Court Rules on Housing Allowance

On November 13, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reached a decision in the case Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) v. Lew, which involved a...