Hotchalk, Inc. v. Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, et al.
March 13, 2023
Supreme Court of Oregon
* Court Acceptance Pending

CHILD USA together with theĀ Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, Zero Abuse Project, Oregon Abuse Advocates & Survivors in Service, National Crime Victim Law Institute, and The National Center for Victims of Crime submitted this amicus brief urging the Court to deny Defendants’ veiled request for immunity under the First Amendment by claiming a discovery privilege. The brief argues that the First Amendment does not give religious organizations a right to secrecy over documents that can be used to prove their wrongdoing.