A mentally ill man who lost his leg after members of a Korean church tied him down with duct tape so they could pray over him can move forward with his lawsuit over the “religious healing,” a federal judge has ruled.

Eastern District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto rejected arguments that her court lacks jurisdiction over the South Korea-based Grace Road Church, finding that the church and its founder, Ok-Joo Shin, are liable for the actions of its members.

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