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The authorized case between Jacksonville-based Celebration Church and its former pastors is in courtroom.

Stovall and Kerri Weems filed a lawsuit final 12 months towards the church they based in 1998, alleging the church and its attorneys defamed them and prompted irreparable injury to their popularity, following the publishing of an inner investigation that included allegations of religious and emotional abuse, fraud and monetary misconduct.

The choose on Thursday will think about if the courtroom has material jurisdiction on this case. A church legal professional named within the swimsuit filed a movement to dismiss the case, saying the courtroom doesn’t have jurisdiction over ecclesiastical issues and the Weemses oppose that dismissal request.

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