On July 24, 2014 the Illinois Appellate Court for the Fourth District filed its opinion in the appeal taken by the Episcopal Church from a judgment entered against it by the Hon. Thomas J. Ortbal in September 2013.
The Dennis Canon does not apply to property owned by a diocese, the 4th Appellate Court of Illinois held on 24 July 2014, ruling the neutral principles of law doctrine controlling Illinois church property disputes gives title to $3.5 million in funds and title to the diocesan office to the breakaway Diocese of Quincy.
After a flurry of last-minute emergency motions and appeals, the so-called "Episcopal Church in South Carolina" rump group has run out of maneuvers to delay the start of the scheduled trial next week before Circuit Judge Diane Goodstein
After 18 months of delays, a South Carolina court will on Tuesday begin considering the lawsuit to protect Diocese of South Carolina assets from seizure by The Episcopal Church (TEC) and its local subsidiary, The Episcopal Church in South Carolina (TECSC)