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Church of Scientology loses $39 million in fraud lawsuit

Title: Church of Scientology loses $39 million in fraud lawsuit
Date: Saturday, 18 May 1985
Publisher: New York Times
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A jury today awarded $39 million to a woman who says the Church of Scientology defrauded her with claims it would improve her eyesight and make her more intelligent. The Multnomah Circuit Court jury, after a 10-week trial and two and a half days of deliberations, found that the church defrauded the woman, Julie Christofferson Titchbourne, who had been a church member for nine months. "This is a ridiculous decision," said Earle C. Cooley, a, attorney representing the church. "The Constitution ... [Read the rest at]