Pressler lawsuit headed back to state jurisdiction

  |  Source: Baptist News Global

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A federal judge ruled May 3 that a sexual molestation lawsuit against former Southern Baptist Convention leader Paul Pressler must return to state court in Texas.

The case moved automatically to federal court when Second Baptist Church in Houston—one of seven organizations or individuals named in an alleged joint enterprise that purportedly enabled Pressler to perform immoral acts—claimed in March that it centers on federal, rather than state law.

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