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Dec 12, 1997 Ex-Scientologist wins $6 million after 17-year fight — Daily Journal (Los Angeles, California) More: link
Daily Journal (Los Angeles, California)
Type: Tort, intentional infliction of emotion distress,
Bench decision: Amendment of judgment - $6,025,857
($4,649,328 renewed judgment plus $1,376,529 accrued
Case/Number: Larry Wollersheim v. Church of Scientology of
California / C332027.
Court/Date: L.A. Superior Central / Oct. 29, 1997.
Judge: John P. Shook.
Attorneys: Plaintiff - Craig J. Stein (Gartenberg, Jaffe,
Gelfand & Stein, LLP, L.A.); Daniel A. Leipold, Cathy Shipe,
Robert F. Donohue (Hagenbaugh & Murphy, Orange); Lita
Schlosser (Encino); Ford Greene (Hub Law Offices, San
Dec 6, 1997 Thousands turn out for Scientology — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More:
whyaretheydead.info, link Sep 29, 1997 Scientology allegations and a real estate stock flotation — New York Observer
New York Observer
Feldman Equities, a medium-sized midtown real estate management firm is set for a $290 million stock offering in late September, with heavyhitting investors that includes G.E. Capital and Morgan Stanley. This flotation may be marred by an impending religious and employment discrimination lawsuit charging that company CEO Lawrence Feldman forced employees at the firm to take Scientology courses and fired those who refused. According to papers filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in April, Karen Schwartz, a 38-old former property ...
Aug 10, 1997 Scientologists win partial court victory — The Guardian (UK) More: link
The Guardian (UK)
ON JULY 28, an appeal court in Lyon reduced the sentences of six members of the Scientology movement charged with responsibility for the suicide of one of their followers. The court also ruled that the "Church of Scientology" was entitled to call itself a religion. In so doing, the appeal court gave the movement created by the science-fiction writer Lafayette Ron Hubbard in 1954 a seal of approval it probably did not expect. The court justified its decision by invoking an ...
Mar 30, 1997 The true story of a false prophet — Mail on Sunday (UK)
Mar 11, 1997 Intimidating the IRS — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More: pqasb.pqarchiver.com
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Most taxpayers would not be rewarded if they tried to intimidate the Internal Revenue Service into giving them a break. They also would be kicked out the door if they barged into the office of the head of the IRS and demanded to be seen without an appointment. But most taxpayers are not the Church of Scientology, which succeeded in doing both. The decision by the IRS in 1993 to give the Church of Scientology the tax exemption granted to churches ...
Mar 9, 1997 An ultra-aggressive use of investigators and the courts — New York Times More: link
New York Times
For years, Scientology has gone to great lengths to defend itself from critics. Often its defense has involved private investigators working for its lawyers. While the use of private investigators is common in the legal profession, some instances involving the church have been unusual. Scientology officials said that the investigators operated within the law and that the tactics were necessary to counter attacks made over the years by Internal Revenue Service agents and the press. "When people stop spreading lies about ...
Jan 17, 1997 Scientologist purchases rights to identity of bankrupted anti-cult organization — Psychiatric News More:
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