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Court Upholds Damages In Kirkland Teen's Anti-Cult Case

Title: Court Upholds Damages In Kirkland Teen's Anti-Cult Case
Date: Friday, 10 April 1998
Publisher: Seattle Times
Author: Bob Egelko
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SAN FRANCISCO - A $1.09 million damage award against an anti-cult organization for its role in trying to "deprogram" a Washington teenager at his mother's request was upheld Wednesday by a federal appeals court. There was evidence to support a jury's finding that a volunteer was acting on behalf of the Cult Awareness Network when she referred the mother, Kathy Tonkin of Kirkland, to deprogrammer Rick Ross, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said in its 2-1 ruling. Tonkin had ... [Read the rest at]