Scientology Critical Information Directory

This site is best viewed using a highly standards-compliant browser

Scientology library: “Lawsuit”

Between and 
Keyword(s)
Items per page 
Tips: A blank year in one or both fields will result in an open-ended search. Keywords are matched against tags, titles, authors, publishers, types. Use uppercase 'OR' to search for items that match either expressions on each side of the 'OR' keyword.

Alternatively, you can browse all the tags directly.
auditing • church of scientology of california (csc) • copyright, trademark, patent • cost • david miscavige • fair game • fraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentation • gerald "gerry" armstrong • heber c. jentzsch • internal revenue service (irs) • julie christofferson titchbourne • l. ron hubbard's credentials • lawrence "larry" wollersheim • lawsuit • lisa mcpherson • mary sue (whipp) hubbard • michael j. flynn • office of special affairs (osa) (formerly, guardian's office) • operation snow white • protest, picket • religious technology center (rtc) • sea organization (sea org, so) • settlement • silencing criticism, censorship • tax matter
Reference materials Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (SLAPP)
1236 matching items found.
Dateless  1950 1955 1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010
All time 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14
Page of 42: ⇑ Latest         
Nov 15, 1985
Appeals court skirts decision on city's sect law — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
More: link
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)
More: link
Type: Press
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 6, 1985
Scientology documents tell of ruler of 90 planets — Montreal Gazette
Nov 6, 1985
Secret Teachings: Papers Show Scientologists Blame Ancient Ruler for Many Human Ills — Post-Standard
Nov 6, 1985
[A Los Angeles federal judge barred further public disclosures of sacred scriptures...] — Los Angeles Times (California)
More: link
Type: Press
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
A Los Angeles federal judge barred further public disclosures of sacred scriptures that the Church of Scientology claims were stolen two years ago from a Denmark church. Ruling in a suit filed by the church against former member Larry Wollersheim and a rival church in Santa Barbara, U.S. District Judge Mariana R. Pfaelzer ordered the material sealed until a hearing Friday. The material is evidence in the Superior Court suit filed by Wollersheim, who claims he wasted thousands of dollars on ...
Nov 5, 1985
Scientologists block access to secret documents // 1,500 crowd into courthouse to protect materials on fundamental beliefs — Los Angeles Times (California)
More: link
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)
More: link
Type: Press
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 ...
Oct 22, 1985
[A Los Angeles judge ruled...] — Los Angeles Times (California)
More: link
Type: Press
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
A Los Angeles judge ruled that allegations about the Church of Scientology's belief in and practice of "auditing" its members may not be introduced as evidence in a $25-million fraud suit. Superior Court Judge Alfred Margolis also granted church motions to disallow any allegations as to the efficacy, successes or failures of auditing, which is the church's term for its confidential pastoral counseling. The Rev. Ken Hoden, president of the church in Los Angeles, said the pretrial rulings were a major ...
Oct 17, 1985
Former Scientology aide wins ruling on church records — San Francisco Chronicle (California)
Type: Press
Source: San Francisco Chronicle (California)
The state Supreme Court yesterday allowed a former Church of Scientology official to obtain church records in a suit against the group. None of the six justices taking part in the case voted to grant a hearing on the church's claim that the documents were records of church confessionals taken under a promise of confidentiality. Chief Justice Rose Bird did not participate in the case. The action lifts the court's order of September 10 blocking release of the records of "audits," ...
Oct 16, 1985
Scientology church loses its bid to avoid punitive damages in suit — Daily News (Los Angeles, California)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Ira Rifkin
Source: Daily News (Los Angeles, California)
Attorneys for the church of Scientology lost a series of key pre-trial motions Tuesday as a $25 million lawsuit seeking to challenge some of the controversial sect's most fundamental aspects got under way in a Los Angeles courtroom. The Superior Court trial began in a circus atmosphere similar to the one that permeated the recent Scientology-related case in Portland, Ore., complete with demonstrators and courtroom outbursts by church supporters. One ruling by Judge Alfred L. Margolis was to deny a church ...
Oct 16, 1985
The Region // [About 150 people rallied at a park...] — Los Angeles Times (California)
More: link
Type: Press
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
About 150 people rallied at a park in downtown Los Angeles to protest a $25-million fraud suit filed against the Church of Scientology by a former member. Police said the gathering at the Court of Flags Park on North Hill Street was peaceful. Church members said they expected 2,000 to attend the daylong rally; police said they had anticipated about 1,000. While the rally was proceeding, lawyers for the church argued pretrial motions before Superior Court Judge Alfred Margolis. The lawsuit ...
Aug 14, 1985
Scientologists accuse U.S. judge of bias as suit against ex-member is dismissed — Los Angeles Times (California)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): George Ramos
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
Los Angeles' chief federal judge, who has been accused of bias by Church of Scientology officials, Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit filed by the church against a former member. The ruling by Chief U.S. District Judge Manuel Real came after he again ordered a Scientology attorney removed from the courtroom for arguing too much. On Monday, Real sent another church lawyer, Donald C. Randolph of Los Angeles, to jail — also for arguing. Although Randolph was released from custody several hours later, ...
Aug 13, 1985
Scientology lawyer jailed for his jousts with judge — Los Angeles Times (California)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): George Ramos
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
A lawyer for the Church of Scientology was jailed for several hours late Monday after he verbally sparred with Los Angeles' chief U.S. district judge, whom church officials have accused of taking away church-related cases from other judges in order to cover up alleged government misconduct. Attorney Donald C. Randolph was taken into custody by federal marshals after he was found in contempt by Judge Manuel Real for repeatedly raising arguments that Real had rejected and said he no longer wanted ...
Jul 21, 1985
Oregon decision has bearing on city, sect says — 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 17, 1985
New Scientology trial ordered — Los Angeles Times (California)
Jul 17, 1985
Scientology case declared mistrial — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Jul 16, 1985
Judge upsets $39-million award against Scientology — Los Angeles Times (California)
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.
Jul 2, 1985
The State // [The Church of Scientology filed a petition...] — Los Angeles Times (California)
More: link
Type: Press
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
The Church of Scientology filed a petition with the California Supreme Court seeking to halt a $25-million damage suit against the church by a former member. About 800 church supporters rallied outside the state court building in downtown San Francisco after marching nine miles from the Golden Gate Bridge. Rev. Ken Hoden, president of the Church of Scientology in Los Angeles and the church's attorney, filed the petition with the Supreme Court for an "immediate stay of trial" in the Los ...
Jun 28, 1985
Insights // Train of thought? — L.A. Weekly (California)
More: link
Type: Press
Source: L.A. Weekly (California)
Train of Thought? Hard on the heels of a $39 million damage award in Portland against the Church of Scientology comes a Los Angeles case that may create even more waves. Larry Wollersheim is suing the religion/corporation for more than $25 million in damages, claiming he was sold more than $100,000 worth of Scientology training on the basis of bogus promises that the training would raise his I.Q., make him "well" and give him "supernatural powers." On Monday, July 1, Wollersheirn's ...
Jun 28, 1985
Scientologists picket court over freedom issue — Los Angeles Times (California)
More: link
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)
More: link
Type: Press
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 ...
Jun 17, 1985
Scientology protest moves to Southland — Evening Outlook (Santa Monica, CA)
More: link
Type: Press
Source: Evening Outlook (Santa Monica, CA)
More than 300 Church of Scientology members and sympathizers, fresh from a month-long protest in Portland, Ore., staged a march along Sunset Boulevard to draw attention to "religion on trial." Busloads of Scientologist arrived at the church's Hollywood headquarters Sunday afternoon for the evening rally, carrying a large banner that read "Religious Freedom Crusade" as they marched along Sunset Boulevard 1½ miles to the church's Celebrity Center International. The demonstrators also carried individual signs and sang "When The Crusade Comes Marching ...
Jun 13, 1985
Sect ends protests — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
More: link
Type: Press
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Church of Scientology on Wednesday ended four weeks of mass rallies protesting a $39 million court award to a former member who claimed the organization defrauded her with false promises. However, Scientology president Heber Jentzch said a small contingent of followers, would remain in Portland to monitor an appeal of the verdict.
Jun 11, 1985
Former Scientologist settles suit against church — Nashua Telegraph (New Hampshire)
More: news.google.com
Type: Press
Source: Nashua Telegraph (New Hampshire)
BOSTON (AP) — A former Church of Scientology member has dropped her $200 million harassment claim against the organization, and group leaders say she settled for $150,000. Jury selection was scheduled to begin Monday in U.S. District Court when Judge W. Arthur Garrity announced that attorneys for La Venda Van Schaick, 35, asked for a dismissal, which he granted. Garrity then cleared the courtroom, which was filled with Scientologist members, after denying requests from attorney Harvey Silverglate and the group's president, ...
May 30, 1985
Scientologists argue for mistrial — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
More: link
Type: Press
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than 1,000 Scientologists lined the halls of a county courthouse and marched outside Wednesday while a lawyer argued for a mistrial in the case of a $39 million fraud judgment for a former member of the group. Jurors who returned the judgment against the Church of Scientology were deliberately misled by the plaintiff's attorney, said Earle C. Cooley, a lawyer for the group, in arguments before Multnomah County Circuit Judge Donald H. Londer. Cooley also contended ...
May 30, 1985
Scientology on trial — Willamette Week
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Bill Driver
Source: Willamette Week
Why a Portland jury awarded $39 million in damages against one of the world's most profitable cults. ONE SUNNY AFTERNOON last week, an elderly man, who looked as though he had probably spent the past few nights sleeping under the stars, stood in the southeast corner of Lownsdale Square in downtown Portland gazing in bewilderment at the scene before him. Several hundred people, many wearing T-shirts proclaiming something about a crusade for religious freedom, gathered around a large stage in the ...
May 26, 1985
The selling of Scientology // Hubbard's motivations revealed in correspondence — The Oregonian (Portland)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Fred Leeson
Source: The Oregonian (Portland)
Three years after publishing a best-selling book in 1950 about his theories for improving mental health, L. Ron Hubbard, 42, was living in Spain and worrying about money. An idea struck him. Why not present Scientology as a religion, he suggested in a letter written to Helen O'Brien, then the head of an organization for marketing his mental health concepts known as the Hubbard Association of Scientologists. This was the formative stage of the Church of Scientology. Over the next 30 ...
May 24, 1985
Scientologists chorus 'amen' to court criticisms — The Oregonian (Portland)
More: link
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 ...
Page 26 of 42: ⇑ Latest         
Other web sites with precious media archives. There is also a downloadable SQL dump of this library (use it as you wish, no need to ask permission.)   In May 2008, Ron Sharp's hard work consisting of over 1260 FrontCite tagged articles were integrated with this library. There are more contributors to this library. This library currently contains over 6000 articles, and more added everyday from historical archives.