In Saint Augustine School v. Cropper, (KY Sup. Ct., Nov. 2, 2017), the Kentucky Supreme Court held that the ecclesiastical abstention doctrine does not prevent the former lay administrator of a Catholic elementary school from asserting a breach-of-contract claim, saying in part:Saint Augustine’s justification for the Cropper’s dismissal stems from declining student enrollment and shrinking revenues. No matter the extent of Cropper’s involvement in the religious life of Saint Augustine; adjudicating her damages claim for breach of her employment contract does not require the secular court’s


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