Friday, July 25, 2014

$3.5 Million Belongs To Break-Away Episcopal Diocese

In Diocese of Quincy v. The Episcopal Church, (IL App., July 24, 2014), an Illinois state appellate court applied the "neutral principles" approach to hold that over $3.5 million in funds and title to a Diocesan House belong to the break-away Diocese of Quincy and were not held in trust for The Episcopal Church.  The court observed that the Episcopal Church's Dennis Canon applies to parish property, but not to property belonging to a diocese.