Here are some important law-and-religion news stories from around the web:
- A federal jury in Denver (CO) concluded the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic fraternal and service organization offering financial products to members, breached a verbal contract with UKnight Interactive, a technology company, and awarded UKnight $500,000 in damages.
- A Lebanese-American man was referred to Lebanese prosecutors after confessing to working for Israel during its occupation of Lebanon as a senior warden at Khiam, an infamous prison where prisoners were tortured and detained without trial.
- Catholic school leaders appeal to the governor of Jharkhand, India, the National Commission for Human Rights, and the National Commission for Minorities for help after a Jesuit school in Jharkhand was attacked last week by a crowd of 500 presumed radical Hindu nationalists.
- Police arrested and charged a thirty-six-year-old man with first-degree arson in connection with a fire that destroyed the historic Orthodox Adas Israel Synagogue in Duluth (MN), which had been actively used for 119 years.
- The Missouri attorney general will refer twelve men, who previously served as Roman Catholic clergy, for potential criminal prosecution after a yearlong statewide investigation found that 163 priests or clergy members were accused of sexual abuse or misconduct against minors.