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Mom, daughter launch lawsuit against Church of Scientology

Title: Mom, daughter launch lawsuit against Church of Scientology
Date: Saturday, 6 April 1991
Publisher: Edmonton Journal
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A mother and daughter have slapped the Church of Scientology of Alberta with a multimillion-dollar lawsuit.

The mother and daughter are each claiming millions of dollars in general and punitive damages as well as unspecified special damages.

Also named in the lawsuit, filed Friday in Court of Queen's Bench , are church official Allan Buttnor and another man. The three are being sued jointly and individually.

The defendants or through others "coerced and frightened" the girl into writing and publishing statements harmful to her mother, the lawsuit says.

The woman says the three defendants, or through others, conducted a pattern of continuous physical, emotional and verbal harassment against her and her children.

The woman says they tried to come between her and one of her daughters. The mother and daughter want the action to be held before a civil jury.

The church claims to have 300 active members in Edmonton.

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