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Sep 11, 2002 West Coast venture in patents row — New Zealand Herald
New Zealand Herald
Lawyers acting for a Sydney plastics manufacturer have invoked its worldwide patents in an attempt to stop a proposed Hokitika plastics venture.
A fraud investigation is being called for after claims by Armacel that the Hokitika initiative is planning to use technology it does not own. The claim has been referred to the Serious Fraud Office.
Two of the key figures in the Hokitika project, Ian Pitts and Tim Redmond, both of Sydney, worked for Armacel managing director and the patent-registered ...
Aug 3, 2002 Scientology connection — The Press
Key players in the controversial Hokitika plastics factory proposal are devotees of the Church of Scientology. Wayne Byrne, of Sydney, and Soren Kierkegaard, of Tauranga, are the two principals of FT Manufacturing (Westland) Ltd, which has received a $500,000 loan from the Westland District Council, along with a council commitment to build the factory for a further $2.2 million. Several others involved in the Hokitika project are believed to have links with the American-based church, which is centred on a controversial ...
Jul 30, 2002 French Scientology case barred — Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee)
Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee)
Paris — A Paris judge has ruled that a 13-year-old case against the Church of Scientology alleging fraud and illegal practice of medicine cannot go to trial because the statute of limitations has expired, a judicial official said Tuesday. Judge Colette Bismuth-Sauron ruled Friday that there was a lack of progress in the investigation and rejected the case on procedural grounds, said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity. The criminal probe into 16 leaders of the church was opened in ...
Jul 7, 2002 How Scientology turned its biggest critic — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
For years, Bob Minton was the principal opponent in one of the church's nastiest public battles. Now, in a stunning reversal, Minton's testimony is helping the church fight the Lisa McPherson wrongful death lawsuit. The handwritten list ran three pages long, an account of the trouble and expense Robert Minton had caused the Church of Scientology. * Fighting the Lisa McPherson wrongful death case: $14.4-million. * Dealing with lawsuits around the globe: more than $6-million. * Paying security to protect Clearwater ...
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