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Forest Area Bible Church v. Fife Lake Village Council

ADF attorneys reach settlement with Fife Lake; church reimbursed for fees not charged to other groups

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Officials in the village of Fife Lake, Mich., required churches and religious organizations to pay discriminatory rental fees to use the village's municipal building, while providing free access to other community groups, including the American Legion, Rotary Club and Kiwanis Clubs and the Boy and Girl Scouts of America. After filing suit, ADF attorneys secured a settlement and reimbursement of rental fees for Forest Area Bible Church.

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Timothy D. Chandler
Timothy D. Chandler
Senior Counsel, Vice President of Church & Ministry Alliance Engagement & Strategic Projects
Timothy D. Chandler serves as senior counsel and vice president of Church & Ministry Alliance engagement & strategic projects with Alliance Defending Freedom.