The proposed $170 million Gospel for Asia class action lawsuit is a result of allegations that the organization defrauded Canadian donors by misrepresenting the need for donations. The group said that donations would be directed to the poorest castes of India, but instead they used the money to build a lavish headquarters in Texas. The ministry has never proven these allegations in court. The plaintiffs, however, are seeking damages from GFA and have launched a website to address the issue.
The lawsuit alleges that the GFA misused donations from donors, funneling them into for-profit businesses.
The organization received over $450 million from U.S. donors between 2007 and 2013, and received more than one million unique donations annually. The plaintiffs in the case, however, claim that the GFA leaders were “covertly diverting the funds to build their personal empire.” The suit is a first-party lawsuit. The GFA has not responded to requests for comment.
In response to the claims, the GFA has agreed to suspend new board members who are related to Yohannan. It has also agreed to create a committee made up of Murphy and Yohannan, which will file regular reports to the court for three years. The GFA’s board members have been questioned by the subcommittee, which will continue to meet regularly for the next three years. In 2016, Greg Zentner and Phyllis Murphy, two Nova Scotia residents, filed a lawsuit against the organization. The case grew to include over 200,000 donors.
The lawsuit alleged that GFA had improperly diverted millions of dollars from donors in the United States and Canada.
While GFA has resisted the allegations, it has been expelled from the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and the National Religious Broadcasters, and now faces a class action lawsuit. The plaintiffs’ attorneys are claiming that the settlement represents a significant benefit to the Class. In addition to that, the Settlement is intended to compensate the victims of fraud.
In response to the complaint, GFA has agreed to a settlement. It has agreed not to add any new members to the board. Instead, the settlement has been deemed to provide substantial benefits to the Class. This is a big win for the plaintiffs. They also will have the GFA remove all of its former board members. A final verdict is expected within a few months. However, the suit does not resolve the underlying liability issues, but it will reopen the doors for further litigation.
The case has been filed against GFA in the federal courts of Canada.
The lawsuit is based on allegations that the ministry misused its funds and diverted millions of dollars into its own personal empire. The church has denied the accusations, but the plaintiffs have filed a case in Canada. The plaintiffs have also been granted a settlement in the other state. The settlement will not include GFA’s response to the allegations.
The settlement has been negotiated with GFA. In the U.S., the organization has agreed to not hire anyone related to Yohannan. The settlement is also a win for the Class, as it will provide a substantial benefit to the group. Similarly, if GFA settles the lawsuit in Canada, it will have to stop receiving foreign funds in the United States. Its Canadian partners, on the other hand, have agreed to pay $37 million to settle the suit.
Despite the fact that GFA is not admitting any wrongdoing, it has agreed to settle the lawsuit in the interest of the Class.
Moreover, the settlement has the potential to protect the interests of the Class. Although the settlement has not been finalized, the lawsuit has already reached a preliminary settlement agreement with the plaintiffs. The agreement will address the concerns of the plaintiffs and avoid the costs and delays of litigation.
A settlement in Canada will prevent GFA from allowing any new members of its board of directors who are related to Yohannan. In the U.S., the case will result in the expulsion of GFA from the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and the National Religious Broadcasters. The lawsuit will also require that the organization pay the $27 million it owes to the plaintiffs.