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Feb 20, 1986
Scientologists continue court protest — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Nov 23, 1985
Scientologists win major court victory over defectors, documents — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Robert W. Welkos, Joel Sappell
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
In a major victory for the Church of Scientology, a federal judge said Friday she will bar breakaway Scientology groups from using confidential church teachings that appear to have been stolen. U.S. District Judge Mariana R. Pfaelzer said she will issue a preliminary injunction until a trial can be held on a lawsuit brought by the Church of Scientology against defectors who have established rival churches and counseling centers. The Church of Scientology contends the teachings are protected by federal trade ...
Nov 15, 1985
Appeals court skirts decision on city's sect law — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Lesley Collins
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
CLEARWATER — A federal appeals court ruling doesn't say a word about the constitutionality of a city ordinance regulating charitable solicitations, basically sending it back to a lower court. The opinion issued Wednesday by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals states there hasn't been enough legal record developed by the U.S. District Court in Tampa to warrant a decision on the law's constitutional merits. "It's an interesting opinion because it doesn't decide anything," Scientology attorney Eric Lieberman said Thursday. "Basically ...
Nov 6, 1985
Court documents revealed despite Scientology protest — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Author(s): Richard Benke
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
LOS ANGELES — The Church of Scientology secretly teaches that 75 million years ago Earth was called Teegeeach and was among 90 planets ruled by Xemu, who spread his evil by thermonuclear bombs, according to court documents that sect members tried to prevent the public from seeing. Xemu, attempting to solve overpopulation problems, destroyed selected inhabitants of the planets and implanted the seeds of aberrant behavior in their spirits to affect future generations of mankind, according to the documents briefly placed ...
Nov 5, 1985
Scientologists block access to secret documents // 1,500 crowd into courthouse to protect materials on fundamental beliefs — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Joel Sappell, Robert W. Welkos
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
In one of the largest court demonstrations in Los Angeles in years, about 1,500 Church of Scientology members crammed three floors of the County Courthouse on Monday, effectively blocking public access to documents that the church considers secret and sacred. For hours, Scientologists swamped workers in the clerk's office with hundreds of requests to photocopy the documents, which reveal some of the organization's most fundamental beliefs. Scientology attorneys have argued that disclosure of the materials is a violation of the group's ...
Nov 4, 1985
[...Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Alfred L. Margolis has removed himself...] — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
Citing a scheduling conflict in January, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Alfred L. Margolis has removed himself from the trial of former Church of Scientology member Larry Wollersheim, who is suing the church for fraud. The judge's announcement came during the third week of pretrial motions. Margolis said he would decide the motions under submission, but asked attorneys for both sides to return for selection of a new judge. Church attorneys had told Margolis they expected the trial to last a ...
Aug 6, 1985
City, sect clash in federal appeals court — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Jul 17, 1985
Church doesn't win legal fees court says Scientologists can't collect from Clearwater mayor — Orlando Sentinel
Type: Press
Author(s): Al Truesdell
Source: Orlando Sentinel
DAYTONA BEACH — The Church of Scientology is not entitled to collect legal fees of $740,000 from the former mayor of Clearwater and his wife who filed and later dropped a lawsuit against the organization, an appeal court ruled Tuesday. Ruling without comment, the 5th District Court of Appeal upheld a lower court decision in the case involving Gabriel and Margaret Cazares. Volusia Circuit Judge Robert Miller said last August the church had failed to prove that the $1.5 million lawsuit ...
Jul 2, 1985
State high court stays Scientology lawsuit — Los Angeles Times (California)
Type: Press
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court today granted a stay requested by the Church of Scientology in a lawsuit by a former church member. Justice Allen E. Broussard granted the stay, which will remain in effect until the court can hear church arguments that religious beliefs cannot be tried. Lawyers for the church, accompanied to San Francisco by hundreds of demonstrators, on Monday asked the state Supreme Court to block the Los Angeles trial.
Jun 28, 1985
Scientologists picket court over freedom issue — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Myrna Oliver
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
About 400 members of the Church of Scientology's Crusade for Religious Freedom picketed the Los Angeles County Courthouse on Thursday, protesting what they consider to be court infringement on their constitutional right to religious freedom. In a unique courthouse scene, more than half the group lined a hallway five deep on each side outside the courtroom of Judge Paul G. Breckenridge Jr. during a hearing on former Scientologist Gerald Armstrong's $60-million fraud suit against the church. The disparate group, which included ...
Jun 27, 1985
Scientologists picket court — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
About 400 members of the Church of Scientology's Crusade for Religious Freedom picketed outside the Los Angeles County Courthouse today and stood in a silent hallway vigil during a court hearing on former member Gerald Armstrong's $60-million fraud suit against them. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Paul G. Breckenridge Jr., who last year absolved Armstrong of stealing documents from the church, said he would rule later on Armstrong's request to see statements he made to an "auditor" when he joined the ...
May 24, 1985
Scientologists chorus 'amen' to court criticisms — The Oregonian (Portland)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Sura Rubenstein
Source: The Oregonian (Portland)
A gathering billed as a news conference turned into a rally Wednesday as several hundred Scientologists shouted fervent "amens" to religious spokesmen decrying a $39 million judgment against the Church of Scientology awarded by a Multnomah County jury last week. "I heard a fight was going on in Oregon, and I wanted to get in on it," said the Rev. Everett Sileven, a Baptist minister from Louisville, Neb., who served 157 days in jail because he refused to permit state certification ...
Apr 17, 1985
Court hears final Scientology tape — The Oregonian (Portland)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Fred Leeson
Source: The Oregonian (Portland)
Jurors in the Church of Scientology fraud trial Tuesday listened to the last of five hours of surreptitiously-taped conversations in which a former Scientologist talked about a plan to "transform" church leadership by filing suit to take managerial control. "I think both of us want the organization to be transformed into something decent," Gerald D. Armstrong told a Scientologist who was involved in the effort to discredit Armstrong as a court witness by making tapes of the conversations without Armstrong's knowledge. ...
Mar 22, 1985
Ex-Scientologists tried mutiny, court told — The Oregonian (Portland)
Dec 8, 1984
Sect loses court battle in California — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Dec 2, 1984
Sect will ask court to quash warrant — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): George-Wayne Shelor
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
The Church of Scientology of Toronto will petition the Supreme Court of Ontario Monday asking that a search warrant executed last year be quashed, although the Ontario Provincial Police have already used it to raid the sect's headquarters and seize 14 million documents. Investigators armed with the warrant raided the sect's Toronto headquarters in March 1983 and seized 904 boxes of papers and documents believed to substantiate suspected sect fraud, conspiracy, breaking and entering and theft, according to the warrant ...
Sep 27, 1984
U.S. Tax Court rules Scientology owes $1.4 million — Los Angeles Times (California)
Aug 22, 1984
Court puts solicitation law on hold — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Howard French
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
The 11th District Court of Appeal in Atlanta has issued a temporary injunction against Clearwater's charitable-solicitation ordinance, at the request of the Church of Scientology. The order is expected to put the law on the shelf for at least four months. The ruling came only three weeks after a lower federal court in Tampa refused to issue a restraining order against the ordinance, ruling that the city could begin enforcing at least a portion of it, even as the appeals process ...
Jun 27, 1984
Court reseals sect papers — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
A California court state Monday granted an emergency stay and resealed about 500 documents that had been unsealed last week by a Superior Court Judge. The papers, tapes and historical documents were unsealed last week in a case brought by the sect against former Scientology archivist Gerald Armstrong. The sect and its founder's wife, Mary Sue Hubbard, sued Armstrong to recover about 10,000 pages of documents he took when he fled the Clearwater-based sect in late 1981. Many of the contested ...
Jun 25, 1984
Letters to the Editor // Sect official responds to L.A. court's decision — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Editor: Judge Breckenridge's decision in Los Angeles was based on psychiatric principles of a godless mankind and is just like the Australian decision of 1967; so biased and filled with animosity, that the High Court of Australia responded by granting full religious recognition to all the Churches of Scientology in Australia and 500 other religions by the year 1983. To have quoted reports disseminated by an agency headed by a former SS officer and have them endorsed by Mr. Armstrong, Mr. ...
Jun 23, 1984
No law protects priest/parishioner priviledge–court — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Author(s): George-Wayne Shelor
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
The Supreme Court of Ontario ruled Friday that there is no legal recognition of priest/parishioner privilege. During a hearing before the court brought by the Church of Scientology of Toronto, Justice John Osler ruled that communications between a parishioner and a recognized religions leader are not protected from disclosure in the manner of lawyer/client communications. The Scientologists asked for the ruling as part of their motion to quash an Ontario Provincial Police search warrant executed last year on the sect. During ...
Jun 20, 1984
Church of Scientology of California vs. Gerald Armstrong: Decision — Superior Court of the state of California
Type: Document
Source: Superior Court of the state of California
In this matter heretofore taken under submission, the Court announces its intended decision as follows: As to the tort causes of action, plaintiff, and plaintiff in intervention are to take nothing, and the defendant is entitled to Judgment and costs. As to the equitable actions, the court finds that neither plaintiff has clean hands, and that at least as of this time, are not entitled to the immediate return of any document or objects previously retained by the court clerk. All ...
Jun 16, 1984
Court told sect raid should have been restricted — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
TORONTO—A 158-page search warrant Ontario Provincial Police used to raid the headquarters of the Church of Scientology in Toronto last year should have been restricted to prevent a massive search and seizure of church records and artifacts, a lawyer for the Clearwater-based church says. Marlys Edwardh, a lawyer representing the Church of Scientology of Toronto, told Ontario Supreme Court Justice John Osler that a higher standard must be applied by police when they search a church, even if the church is ...
Jun 15, 1984
Canadian court told religion protects cult — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
TORONTO—A search warrant used to raid the Church of Scientology's headquarters here should be quashed because sect members could not commit a fraud while practicing their faith, the Clearwater-based organization's lawyer told the Ontario Supreme Court. Clayton Ruby said the Church of Scientology is protected by the guarantee of freedom of religion under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Ontario Provincial Police used the search warrant to seize more than 200,000 documents from the group's Toronto headquarters in March ...
Jun 2, 1984
Sect will ask court to quash warrant — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): George-Wayne Shelor
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
The Church of Scientology of Toronto will petition the Supreme Court of Ontario Monday asking that a search warrant executed last year be quashed, although the Ontario Provincial Police have already used it to raid the sect's headquarters and seize 14 million documents. Investigators armed with the warrant raided the sect's Toronto headquarters in March 1983 and seized 904 boxes of papers and documents believed to substantiate suspected sect fraud, conspiracy, breaking and entering and theft, according to the warrant and ...
May 3, 1984
Court battle over church's files begins — Daily Journal (Los Angeles, California)
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Author(s): Henry Unger
Source: Daily Journal (Los Angeles, California)
The trial of a Church of Scientology lawsuit against a former member and archivist over custody of 10,000 pages of sensitive documents, most of which belong to church founder L. Ron Hubbard, is scheduled to begin today in Los Angeles Superior Court. The church's attorney says he is trying to protect Hubbard's right to privacy by keeping the documents, which are currently under court seal, secret. But the defendant, Gerald Armstrong, contends the public 2has a right to see the documents ...
Apr 26, 1984
Sect obtains High Court order — East Grinstead Courier (UK)
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Source: East Grinstead Courier (UK)
THE CHURCH of Scientology has obtained a High Court order against a fourth person for the return of documents which it says have been taken from its European headquarters in Denmark. But local independent Scientologists are hoping that the civil actions will be dropped as a result of the verdict of a Copenhagen court last Wednesday. The order, issued by the High Court, London, on Friday (April 13), is against Mr Steven Bisbey, a former member of the Church of Scientology, ...
Apr 13, 1984
Scientology suit against ex-archivist waits for courtroom — Daily Journal (Los Angeles, California)
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Author(s): Henry Unger
Source: Daily Journal (Los Angeles, California)
The church aims to show that Armstrong invaded the privacy of the Hubbards and breached a trust when he allegedly kept documents and then released them to attorneys representing former church members and others who had filed suits against the Scientologists. The trial of a Church of Scientology suit against a former member and archivist needs a judge and a courtroom to get the battle under way over custody of 10,000 pages of sensitive documents, most of which belong to church ...
Mar 31, 1984
Scientologists win court ban on revelation — The Scotsman (UK)
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Source: The Scotsman (UK)
The Church of Scientology in Denmark were granted a court order by a Scottish judge yesterday banning six former members of their church who formed a breakaway group from publishing or divulging to anyone copies of "secret scriptures" alleged to have been stolen from the church in Copenhagen. Lord Cameron, at the Court of Session in Edinburgh, granted interim interdict to the church after hearing that two of the group, Mr Robin Scott and his wife, Adrienne, and others had set ...
Mar 29, 1984
Court reject anti-sect law — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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