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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:17 am 

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http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-9th-circuit/1764725.html


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 Post subject: Re: Bibiji billionaire
PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:13 pm 

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Anyone care to sum this up in English?


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 Post subject: Re: Bibiji billionaire
PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:17 pm 

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This happened last January. Bibiji won a big case. This led to the SSSS Guru Amrit Kaur Khalsa's devotees, who have been running the Yogi Bhajan Empire since they won the big schism case in 2010 , to actually making "peace" with Bibiji and family.

Long court battle over Sikh business empire takes another turn

Can a civil case proceed in federal court over who deserves to sit on the board of a religious nonprofit organization?

That was the question before a federal appeals court panel in a case that arose in Oregon.

The widow of Yogi Bhajan, a spiritual teacher and entrepreneur who introduced Kundalini Yoga in the United States, alleged in U.S. District Court in Portland that her husband's advisers improperly excluded her and their children from the management boards of two nonprofit organizations her husband started.

The organizations are associated with the Sikh Dharma religious community: Siri Singh Sahib Corp. and Unto Infinity LLC, both formed in Oregon.

The widow, Bibiji Inderjit Kaur Puri of Los Angeles, accused the advisers of converting millions of dollars in assets from the organizations for personal benefit.

Among the corporations represented under Unto Infinity LLC was Golden Temple of Oregon, which built the Peace Cereal and Yogi Tea brands and was long a cornerstone of Eugene's natural foods industry.

The defendants in the case argued that a civil court couldn't decide the dispute because the requested relief would infringe on the "autonomy constitutionally guaranteed to religious organizations.''

A U.S. District judge sided with the managers and dismissed the case in October 2013. The widow and her children appealed.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that the board positions at stake aren't of a ministerial or religious nature and sent the case back to the lower court.

"This case appears to concern board members who, in that capacity, are neither employed by a church nor employed to minister to the faithful," the ruling said.

The appellate court ruling revives the case, confirmed California-based lawyer Surjit P. Soni on Monday. Soni had argued the appeal on behalf of the plaintiff.

Yogi Harbhajan Singh Khalsa, also known as Yogi Bhajan, was a spiritual leader and entrepreneur who spread Sikhism and Kundalini Yoga in the United States beginning in the 1960s. In 1971, he was designated the Siri Singh Sahib, the Sikh leader for the Western Hemisphere, according to the appellate court ruling. Yogi Bhajan founded or inspired the creation of numerous for-profit and nonprofit entities, including Siri Singh Sahib Corp. and Unto Infinity LLC.

He died in October 2004. His widow, known as "Bibiji," and their three children allege that the general counsel of Unto Infinity and Siri Singh Sahib conspired to exclude them from participating in managing the organizations. They want to be on both companies' boards and are seeking compensation for their losses.

The federal appeals panel noted that the U.S. Supreme Court has long recognized the right of religious organizations to select their own religious leaders. The First Amendment includes a "ministerial exemption" to ensure that a civil court won't control who will minister in a religious organization.

Yet in this case, the appeals panel found, the positions in dispute involve "seats on the boards of corporate entities that are apparently affiliated with a church, but are not themselves churches."

"Neither the Supreme Court nor this court has applied the ministerial exception to the governing boards of church-affiliated organizations, let alone to those whose responsibilities are largely secular, as the complaint alleges here. There is, therefore, reason to question whether the exception is even potentially implicated," the ruling said.

Appeals Judge Raymond C. Fisher wrote the ruling on behalf of the panel, which also included Judges Marsha S. Berzon and Paul J. Watford.

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 Post subject: Re: Bibiji billionaire
PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:23 pm 

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Bibiji and kids won that big case in January 2017 and in September 2017


SSSC Shake Up Adds Bibiji + Ranbir, Kulbir & Kamaljit


Haven't heard anything about how all these happy YB devotees are getting along , now that they are getting along.


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 Post subject: Re: Bibiji billionaire
PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:27 am 

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I hate to nit pick, but this stuff about adding the Puri family to the various boards was engineered in March 2017, in advance of the April 2017 Khalsa Council meeting.

This is the latest development. Not a sign of great harmony in advance of the September 2017 Khalsa Council meeting.
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=974&p=4214&sid=88b82742b160e0dc1f40748c68bc86a5#p4214


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 Post subject: Re: Bibiji billionaire
PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:59 pm 

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https://www.yelp.com/events/photos/9eQU ... auHiHLuDKQ

Gurunater Kaur Khalsa with her spiritual teacher The Siri Singh Sahib Yogi Bhajan at President Bill Clinton's first Inaugural Ball.


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 Post subject: Re: Bibiji billionaire
PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:00 pm 

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http://www.angelichealings.org/

Gurunater Kaur


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 Post subject: Re: Bibiji billionaire
PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:16 pm 

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http://sikhchic.com/article-detail.php?id=117&cat=8.

This is a long long resolution (center of page & right column of page)

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLU-
TION 6—HONORING THE LIFE
AND CONTRIBUTION OF YOGI
BHAJAN, A LEADER OF THE
SIKHS, AND EXPRESSING CONDO-
LENCES TO THE SIKH COMMU-
NITY ON HIS PASSING
Mr. BINGAMAN (for himself, Mr.
CORNYN, and Mr. DOMENICI) submitted
the following concurrent resolution;
which was referred to the Committee
on the Judiciary:
S. CON. RES.6

https://www.congress.gov/crec/2005/01/2 ... clnk&gl=us


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 Post subject: Re: Bibiji billionaire
PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:30 pm 

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Our Board Members

Siri Singh Sahib Corporation Ex Officio Directors

http://www.ssscorp.org/board-members.html

these people knew his secrets, and kept them from everyone .....


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 Post subject: Re: Bibiji billionaire
PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:41 pm 

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/Inde ... Kaur/page1

http://www.gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?id=497

Peggy Ferrar DiCaprio, actress and stepmother of Leonardo DiCaprio
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_c ... to_Sikhism


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