Tuesday, June 12, 2018

US Supreme Court declines review of Episcopal property dispute from South Carolina

From South Carolina-

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review the property dispute between The Episcopal Church in South Carolina and a breakaway group, marking a closing chapter of a more than five-year legal battle.
A year after the Diocese of South Carolina split from the national church in 2012 over theological divides and other differences, its parishes sued for control of 36 properties from the Grand Strand to the Lowcountry valued at $500 million.
Bishop Mark Lawrence's breakaway diocese prevailed during a Dorchester County trial but South Carolina's high court ruled last year in the larger church's favor, giving the national body ownership of 29 sites that were declared to have agreed to an internal property rule.
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