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Hubbard's absence leads to dismissal of Scientology suit

Title: Hubbard's absence leads to dismissal of Scientology suit
Date: Tuesday, 2 April 1985
Publisher: Los Angeles Times (California)
Author: William Overend
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A Los Angeles federal judge dismissed Monday a $2-million libel suit by the Church of Scientology of California against a Boston lawyer because of the failure of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard to appear at a court-ordered deposition. Lawyers for the Church of Scientology had argued that they had no way of contacting Hubbard, who was last seen in public in 1980 while living in the Hemet area. Hubbard, 74, had been ordered to appear for a deposition in Los Angeles ... [Read the rest at]