Megachurch Founder Asks Top Court To Resurrect $5M Claim

By Stewart Bishop (February 6, 2015, 5:36 PM EST) -- California megachurch founder Robert H. Schuller has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to allow his $5 million compensation claim in the bankruptcy of Crystal Cathedral Ministries, saying lower courts have wrongfully interpreted his retirement agreement as an employment contract.

Schuller, who founded the church in the 1950s and later became well known as the host of the popular Christian televangelist show "Hour of Power," said the majority of a split Ninth Circuit panel erroneously found that he was only entitled to a general unsecured claim of about $600,000 in compensation, under a "transition agreement" written when he stepped down as senior...

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