A former Metro Council member’s lawsuit against the nation’s largest
Protestant denomination has been transferred to federal court, where it
is poised to test both the limits on religious institutions’ immunity
from employee lawsuits and the breadth of the new Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Nollner, a former Metro councilman from Madison who led prayers at
council meetings and pushed for the display of the Ten Commandments in
government buildings, sued the Nashville-based Southern Baptist Convention and its International Mission Board last year for $1.5 million.
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