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Scientology unit sues Washington Post

Title: Scientology unit sues Washington Post
Date: Wednesday, 23 August 1995
Publisher: Washington Times
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The Religious Technology Center (RTC) yesterday sued The Washington Post and two of its reporters, charging they have engaged in "extensive intentional copyright infringement and trade secrets misappropriation, targeting confidential Scientology scriptures."

RTC, which holds the intellectual property rights of Scientology, filed suit in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema will hold a hearing Friday on a temporary restraining order and RTC's impoundment application to retrieve its documents from the newspaper.

The new lawsuit is an amendment of an RTC suit against Arlington resident Arnaldo Lerma, who allegedly posted Scientology documents on the Internet. The new suit charges that The Post and its reporters — Richard Leiby and Marc Fisher — aided Mr. Lerma and illegally quoted Scientology materials in a report.