The most striking recent defeat would have to be the CA appeal court legal declaration that Elders are not clergy per-se, and that the act of confession to them is not privileged.
The problem is that Elders are not trained clergy; they also share the confessor's most private information not only amongst the Body of Elders in the local congos, but with everyone in Brooklyn from mail boys, researchers, legal staff right up to the GB.
In short the CA court was able to pierce the veil and show that there is no expectation of privacy amongst the JWs. Keep this in mind any lurkers who may be out there. While there is no deep spiritual meaning here it is more proof that confessing to and asking guidance from the A/C repairman, office night janitor and furniture repairman (three professions of Elders in my congo) is no longer protected by the laws of men and was NEVER confidential amongst the Dubs.
You chickies who imagined smirks from the Bros after confessing sexual indiscresions weren't imagining after all it would seem judging by this ruling.
Many thanks to the Love Norris law firm for presenting their argument in a way that permitted the court to see reason.