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RICHELLE L . v. ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP OF SAN FRANCISCO, A096763

Tort liability for breach of a fiduciary duty may be imposed on a pastor under certain circumstances, for injuries resulting from the pastor's sexual misconduct with a parishioner, without offense to the First Amendment religion clauses.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 02/14/2003
  • Published 02/14/2003

Judges

  • KLINE, P.J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  •  Brian J. McCaffrey, San Francisco, Attorney for Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Tobin & Tobin, Paul E. Gaspari, Lawrence R. Jannuzzi, San Francisco, Attorneys for Respondent.
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