October 17, 2021

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Court upholds dismissal of lawsuit towards Temperance priest

An appellate court docket upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit in opposition to a Temperance priest who criticized a teenager’s suicide in the course of his funeral right after his mother and father especially asked for privacy concerning the situations powering the teen’s dying.

The Michigan Court docket of Appeals ruled the Rev. Don LaCuesta, pastor of Our Girl of Mount Carmel Catholic Church on Lewis Ave., was protected by the faith clauses of the Initial Amendment.

“…we can not move judgment on the information of his sermon,” the three-decide panel wrote in their 7-webpage conclusion. “As a result, the trial court did not err in dismissing plaintiff’s claims in opposition to the Parish.”

The courtroom affirmed a conclusion by a Monroe County circuit judge who had dismissed the 5-rely lawsuit submitted by the mother of Maison Hullibarger, 18, an athlete and honors student at Bedford Significant School, who died in 2018.