Again TD watchtower is considered a hierarchical faith. It has been ruled by courts and is the definition from Black's dictionary.
The courts have held on multiple occasions that church leadership has acted hierarchically. I agree with you.
Like you said: "What a religion policy is very important in the law but the law defines things as it sees it too"
Judicial interpretation of their behavior vis-à-vis civil liability is not the same thing as the legal structure established through their corporate charters and filings and the two should not be conflated.
Unless things have changed considerably in the last ten years or so (?) individual JW congregations must file charters and/or articles of incorporation themselves.
Similarly, a financial accounting must be read publicly, just like a local garden society or homeowner's association would have to.
I'm sure most JWs have wondered at one time or another why a religion that sneers at the political process would follow democratic procedure at the congregational level.The answer is simple: The legal structure of a congregational church demands it.
Ownership of real estate must similarly fall in line with the legal structure of the church.
Like I said, In a congregational polity, ownership of real estate is determined on the basis of non-doctrinal provisions in the deed. In a hierarchical polity ownership of the property is retained by the national organization inasmuch as individual parishes and congregations are simply agents of that organization.
Again, unless things have changed considerably in the last ten years, JWs fall into the former category. JW congregations are not agents of larger corporations. The are independent legal entities and must vote when handing over money or property to other corporations, including the CCoJW.
Again the legal structure of a congregational church demands it.
JW congregations may not realize it, but they have this freedom as well. Doctrinal allegiance at the congregational level is voluntary. Congregations recognized by the Pennsylvania corporations have to
complete and submit a form provided by Watchtower where they acknowledge subservience to “the faithful slave” et al. which again, is utterly alien and entirely superfluous in a hierarchical church.
I could go on, but I think we could settle this question very quickly and easily. If there is a legal instrument binding JW congregations to the larger JW corporations in some sort of subsidiary relationship, etc., then let's produce it.
Citing cases where through their behavior, JW corporations have incurred the liability of a hierarchical church are interesting, but that's not the same thing.
If it helps, I do agree with you on the larger question. Successfully suing the Watchtower corporations is virtually impossible for the rank and file JW.