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Reference materials Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (SLAPP)
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Feb 20, 1997
Family sues Scientology in '95 death of woman — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: pqasb.pqarchiver.com
Jan 29, 1997
Church sues medical examiner — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: pqasb.pqarchiver.com, link
Jan 29, 1997
Scientology suit seeks access to records — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
More: link
Jan 17, 1997
Scientologist purchases rights to identity of bankrupted anti-cult organization — Psychiatric News
More: link
Dec 23, 1996
Bankrupt anti-cult group gets reprieve — Los Angeles Times (California)
More: link
Dec 19, 1996
Group that once criticized Scientologists now owned by one — CNN
Type: Press
Author(s): Dan Knapp
Source: CNN
From Correspondent Dan Knapp SAN FRANCISCO (CNN) – At one time, the Cult Awareness Network took as many as 16,000 telephone calls a year in an effort to help anxious families worried about sons or daughters involved with unconventional religions. But last month, after 20 years of operation, the Cult Awareness Network closed its doors, forced into bankruptcy after losing a costly lawsuit to the church of Scientology. Now the phones are ringing again – but this time there's a good ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Dec 19, 1996
What's $2.995 Million Between Former Enemies? — Phoenix New Times
Type: Press
Author(s): Tony Ortega
Source: Phoenix New Times
In 1995, a jury awarded Jason Scott $5 million, ruling that his civil rights had been violated during an involuntary "deprogramming" by Rick Ross, a Phoenix resident and well-known cult expert. That judgment eventually forced Ross into bankruptcy court, put an anticult group out of business and made national news. Last week, however, the case made a sudden and surprising about-face. Scott and Ross reached a settlement that requires the deprogrammer to pay Scott not $3 million–his share of the judgment–but ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Dec 13, 1996
Close to the machine / The DAT, the net and the dead — L.A. Weekly (California)
Dec 1, 1996
Scientologist Buys Bankrupt Cult-Fighting Organization — Seattle Times
Type: Press
Author(s): Laurie Goodstein
Source: Seattle Times
BARRINGTON, Ill. - For 20 years, the Cult Awareness Network ran the nation's best-known hotline for parents who grew distraught when unconventional religious groups they neither trusted nor understood suddenly won the allegiance of their children. From its offices in a Chicago suburb, the network (known as CAN) answered more than 350 telephone inquiries a week, counseled relatives at conferences attended by thousands and gave news interviews to everyone from small-town daily newspapers to "Nightline." As CAN's influence rose, so did ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Nov 17, 1996
Landmark Riverside building could become community asset — Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Tom Patterson
Source: Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
The onetime building of the Riverside Young Men's Christian Association, a Cultural Heritage Landmark designated as Italian Renaissance in style, is trying to develop an active community status. It faces University Avenue at Lemon Street. It has an auditorium, which combines earlier smaller rooms, available for conventions and other meetings. Its newest portion, the gymnasium built in 1951, has been decorated with murals designed by artist Sam Huang. Among its uses are programs called quincineras, a coming-of-age celebration for Hispanic girls. ...
Nov 6, 1996
Piracy campaign revamped — CNET
Nov 1, 1996
Time magazine to settle Church of Scientology suit — Orlando Sentinel
Type: Press
Source: Orlando Sentinel
NEW YORK — Time magazine has agreed to settle a lawsuit by a member of the Church of Scientology who accused the magazine of libeling him in a 1991 article about the controversial church's activities. Under the settlement reached this week, the magazine agreed to publish a statement in next week's issue indicating it did not intend to suggest that Michael Baybak, the church member who brought the suit, had violated any law or regulation.
Sep 6, 1996
Behind an Internet message service's close // Pressure from the Church of Scientology is blamed for the shutdown — New York Times
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Peter H. Lewis
Source: New York Times
Pressure from the Church of Scientology International was at least partly responsible for the recent shutdown of a well-known Internet messaging service based in Helsinki, according to the Finnish operator of the service. The service, known by its Internet address, anon.penet.fi, was used by hundreds of thousands of people worldwide to send and receive electronic messages without divulging their true identities. It was the best known of a small, global network of special computers known as remailers, whose legitimate users include ...
Aug 6, 1996
Netcom, Scientologists settle suit over Internet postings — Los Angeles Times (California)
More: link
Type: Press
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
Courts: Online firm agrees to set up protocol for handling copyright disagreements. SAN JOSE — Netcom On-Line Communications Services Inc. has settled a copyright lawsuit by the Church of Scientology that threatened to set new boundaries for speech on the free-wheeling Internet. The Scientologists sued Netcom after the Internet access provider refused to remove church writings posted to its computer network by a former Scientologist minister. In a closely watched decision six months ago, a federal judge in California ruled that ...
Aug 5, 1996
No answers in Scientology case — CNET
Type: Press
Author(s): Rose Aguilar
Source: CNET
Many Internet legal analysts are disappointed by an out-of-court settlement between Netcom and the Church of Scientology because now they'll have to wait for another case to come to light before a court sets a firm precedent on Internet access providers' liability for online copyright infringement. Netcom and the church announced an out-of-court settlement Sunday in a copyright infringement dispute dating from December that many expected to set a precedent for Internet service providers' liability. The case involved church allegations that ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Aug 4, 1996
Netcom and Scientology settle — CNET
Type: Press
Source: CNET
As part of a settlement with Religious Technology Center, Netcom has posted a protocol in which the company states it will block access to material pending an investigation into claims of copyright infringement. Netcom's protocol states that upon receiving a complaint Netcom "will temporarily remove or deny access to the challenged material, to protect the rights of all involved." "If Netcom concludes that complainant has raised a legitimate claim, it will continue to deny access to the challenged material," the protocol ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jul 17, 1996
Judge rules Time can't be sued for calling Scientology 'cult of greed' — CNN
Jun 29, 1996
Cult fighters' future in doubt — Los Angeles Times (California)
More: scientology-lies.com, link
Type: Press
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
Lawsuits: Group with controversial ties to deprogrammers files for bankruptcy and may be forced to shut down in wake of $1-million judgment. Plagued by numerous lawsuits from religious groups and fighting a $1.1-million judgment against it, the Cult Awareness Network has filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 7 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. "How we will operate or if we will continue to operate in the short term, I don't know," said Cynthia Kisser, executive director of the 12-year-old organization, known for ...
Apr 19, 1996
BU's Scientology Connection -- the Secrets of Scientology — Boston Phoenix
Type: Press
Author(s): Dan Kennedy
Source: Boston Phoenix
To Scientologists, Steven Fishman is an apostate who's spread vicious lies about the church to which he used to belong. To church critics, he's a hero who's exposed the truth about Scientology. Evaluating Fishman's credibility is difficult, to say the least. He's an ex-convict who served a prison term for financial crimes that he claims he was ordered to commit. Church officials deny there was any such order, and they deny just about everything else Fishman has said about his old ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 19, 1996
Earle Cooley is chairman of BU's board of trustees. He's also made a career out of keeping L. Ron Hubbard's secrets. — Boston Phoenix
Type: Press
Author(s): Dan Kennedy
Source: Boston Phoenix
It was last August 12, a Saturday morning, and Earle Cooley did not seem happy. Cooley was among several lawyers for the Church of Scientology who, accompanied by federal agents, had just raided the Arlington, Virginia, home of Arnaldo Lerma, a former church member who'd become a harsh critic. The lawyers took quite a haul: Lerma's computer, disks, a scanner, and other materials they thought he may have used to post secret, copyrighted Scientology documents on the Internet. The success of ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 18, 1996
Scientology told to pay fees in copyright suit — Daily Journal (Los Angeles, California)
More: scientology-lies.com, link
Type: Press
Author(s): Rex Bossert
Source: Daily Journal (Los Angeles, California)
SAN FRANCISCO — Saying that the Church of Scientology has been playing "fast and loose with the judicial system," a federal appeals court has ordered the religious organization to pay nearly $3 million in attorneys fees to a former member it sued after he formed his own splinter group. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the unusual sanction against the church for years of litigation spawned by two 1985 suits it filed against David Mayo and others involved with ...
Mar 5, 1996
Church of secrets // In the dark: Scientologists enlist the heavy hand of the law to quash attempts to scrutinise their beliefs — The Bulletin (Australia)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): David Millikan
Source: The Bulletin (Australia)
YOU ARE PERHAPS SICK OF HEARING that Kate Ceberano, Nicole Kidman, Tom Cruise, John Travolta and various other luminaries owe their glittering fame and wealth to Scientology. You may also have noticed that Scientology is taking ads on buses. The days of the kids with clipboards eyeballing you on the street to ask if you would like to do a personality test are fading. Scientology is moving to big business and the Internet. The Church of Scientology tends to live by ...
Feb 5, 1996
Anti-SLAPP provision applies to any cause of action arising from petition activity, not only tort actions — Daily Journal (Los Angeles, California)
Feb 5, 1996
Church of Scientology of California v. Lawrence Wollersheim — Daily Appellate Report
Feb 1, 1996
Scientology's Internet Wars — Watchman Expositor
Jan 29, 1996
Court ruling backs internet copyright protection — Publisher's Weekly
Type: Press
Source: Publisher's Weekly
REPRESENTATIVES OF THE Religious Technology Center, an affiliate of the Church of Scientology, are claiming a victory for copyright protection in cyberspace as the result of a ruling handed down earlier this month. The suit was brought by the RTC against a former member who posted the teachings of the church on the Internet. In her ruling Federal District Court judge Leonie Brinkema denied the argument by Arnaodo Lerma that his posting of large portions of the church's scripture were protected ...
Jan 20, 1996
A posting on Internet is ruled to be illegal — New York Times
More: link
Jan 20, 1996
Briefly / Technology — Los Angeles Times (California)
Dec 13, 1995
Netcom ruling now viewed as defense victory — Daily Journal (Los Angeles, California)
Dec 9, 1995
Congress vs. Internet — New York Times
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