Judge Joseph James of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, has ruled in favor of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh on several points in its legal dispute with Robert Duncan and other former leaders over the control of diocesan assets.
Judge James ruled that:
Diocesan Chancellor Andy Roman may appear as the attorney for the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh of the Episcopal Church.
The Episcopal Church may intervene in the case.
A hearing must be held on whether a 2005 Court Order and Stipulation agreed to by Duncan and Calvary Episcopal Church requires that diocesan property must remain under the control of a diocese that is part of The Episcopal Church.
Assets held by Morgan Stanley will continue to be "frozen."