Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Certiorari Denied In Priest's Libel Suit Against Diocese

Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court denied review in Gallagher v. Diocese of Palm Beach, Inc., (Docket No. 18-964, certiorari denied, 4/22/2019) (Order List).  In the case,  a Florida state appellate court held that the ecclesiastical abstention doctrine requires dismissal of a defamation suit brought by a Catholic priest against the diocese in which he served. (See prior posting.) The Florida Supreme Court had denied review in the case.  South Florida Sun Sentinel reports on yesterday's U.S. Supreme Court's denial of certiorari.