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Court oks anti-cult jury award

Title: Court oks anti-cult jury award
Date: Friday, 28 August 1998
Publisher: Seattle Times
Author: Bob Egelko
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SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court has reaffirmed $1.09 million in damages against an anti-cult organization for its role in trying to "deprogram" a Washington state teenager, despite a warning from seven judges that free speech was under attack. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied reconsideration Wednesday of a panel's 2-1 decision in April upholding damages against the Cult Awareness Network (CAN). Without announcing the exact vote, the court said a request for a rehearing had failed to ... [Read the rest at]