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Reference materials Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (SLAPP)
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Jul 7, 2007
Battle with Scientology sparks Schwarzenegger pardon request — San Jose Mercury News
Type: Press
Source: San Jose Mercury News
SACRAMENTO — A former Silicon Valley computer consultant whose decade-long fight with the Church of Scientology led to his ruin is asking Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to free him from a Riverside County jail. Keith Henson's crusade against the church brought him a misdemeanor conviction for interfering with the rights of others to practice their religion. The 64-year-old Californian is now two months into a six-month jail sentence for the crime. It is the latest development in a war that forced Henson ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jul 5, 2007
Celebration Turns Deadly at FrontSight Firearms Training — KLAS
Type: Press
Author(s): Colleen McCarty
Source: KLAS
A Fourth of July celebration at a weapons training facility near Pahrump ended with the death of a young father. According to the Nye County sheriff, the man — identified as Jesus Valencia — Martinez — was sliding down a zip-line as part of the ropes course at the facility. The rider before him had not cleared the hydraulic platform at the end of the line before Martinez began his run. As a result, Martinez collided with the platform. He died ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jun 19, 2007
Lawsuit: Firm's training was front for Scientology — Daily Southtown
Type: Press
Source: Daily Southtown
A former employee of a Southland telecommunications company claims the company's required training included courses "designed to indoctrinate employees" in Scientology, and when she objected to the religious aspects of the training she was fired. Margaret Warfield, of Montgomery, filed her religious discrimination lawsuit in federal court Monday against BTI Communications Group. According to the company's Web site, BTI Communications Group is a business telephone and communications technology company headquartered in Lemont, with branch offices in Santa Fe Springs and Sacramento, ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 6, 2007
Parking garage exec shakes his past — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Scott Barancik
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
The man hired to build the world's largest automated-parking garage is a 6-foot-4 engineer with the Renaissance-sounding name of Royce Savoy Monteverdi. Construction on the 1, 200-car garage is under way in oil-rich Dubai, a rapidly emerging international finance center best known as Michael Jackson's latest playground. In an e-mail exchange from the Persian Gulf city, Monteverdi said the huge project and three others there have freed him to ponder a new career in the more rarefied world of architecture. You ...
Feb 5, 2007
'Tom Cruise' missile jokester arrested — CNET
Dec 4, 2006
Woman sues former employer for religious discrimination — Springfield Business Journal
More: groups.yahoo.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Matthew Wagner
Source: Springfield Business Journal
A Springfield woman has alleged in a federal lawsuit that she was fired in 2004 from a Branson West company for refusing to convert to Scientology, the chosen religion of her boss and several co-workers. Brianne Shahan filed the suit against Richmond Monroe Group Inc. in U.S. District Court last month. Shahan claims her former employer violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by allegedly pressuring her to divorce her husband and become a Scientologist. According to its ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Oct 23, 2006
Tom's aliens target City's 'planetary rulers' — Evening Standard (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): David Cohen
Source: Evening Standard (UK)
DEREK perches on his seat among the VIPs, eyes blazing rapturously. "Do you have any idea how huge this is for Scientology?" he says, reading the sign over the garlanded new £ 40million headquarters of the "church of Scientology London" in the heart of the Square Mile. "For how long have we dreamed of this! It's like the tipping point. With this base, we'll be recruiting the people who control the planet!" Behind him, beaming ecstatically despite the driving rain, an ...
Sep 30, 2006
For the disadvantaged and against Scientology — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Mike Donila
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Gabe Cazares spoke out, whether it was as Clearwater mayor, to promote civil rights or to fight Scientology. CLEARWATER — Former Clearwater Mayor Gabe Cazares, a civil rights advocate, champion of the disadvantaged and archenemy of the Church of Scientology, died Friday (Sept. 29, 2006). He was 86. As a politician, Mr. Cazares led the local Democratic Party and won public office at a time when few Hispanics even lived in Pinellas County. As a community activist, he worked to help ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Sep 14, 2006
Will Tom Cruise's legal team quash new book? — MSNBC
Type: Press
Author(s): Jeannette Walls
Source: MSNBC
Hollywood insiders are wondering if Tom Cruise’s powerful legal team will quash a tell-all which makes some pretty shocking insinuations about the actor’s sex life. Porn producer Paul Barresi is writing a book, “Pellicano’s Enforcer,” about how he allegedly helped incarcerated former private-eye-to-the-stars Anthony Pellicano protect celebs from negative stories. In one chapter that’s been posted on an Internet site, Barresi tells how someone came to him trying to sell a story about Cruise — similar to the one that Cruise ...
Sep 12, 2006
Couple loses challenge on blood test law — ABC News
Type: Press
Author(s): Kevin O'Hanlon
Source: ABC News
Lincoln, Nebraska – A federal judge has refused to throw out Nebraska's one-of-a-kind newborn blood screening law. Ray and Louise Spiering of Saunders County filed a lawsuit challenging the law in 2004, arguing that the mandatory blood test would violate a tenet of their religious beliefs as members of the Church of Scientology. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf said the law is constitutional. The blood screening has been standard practice in Nebraska since 1967. Health officials say the test, ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jun 28, 2006
Troubled Scientology Church in Ireland is now €1m in red — Independent.ie
Type: Press
Author(s): Tom Lyons
Source: Independent.ie
INTEREST-FREE loans from abroad are propping up the troubled Irish branch of the controversial Church of Scientology. Financial documents seen by the Irish Independent reveal that the church is more than €1m in the red after running up huge legal bills in an epic eight-year battle brought by a disgruntled former member. As a result, members of the mega-rich Church of Scientology in the United States have had to cough up almost €400,000 just to keep the Dublin arm afloat. The ...
May 10, 2006
A new war over Ritalin — Macleans
Type: Press
Author(s): Danylo Hawaleshka
Source: Macleans
At first glance, it seemed like a classic David-and-Goliath punch-up: Danielle Lavigueur, a separated mother of two living in Longueuil, on Montreal's South Shore, claims the high school her 12-year-old son Gabriel attends is pressuring her to medicate him with Ritalin for hyperactivity. She refuses to yield to the alleged demand, and eventually someone calls in the Children's Aid Society. Feeling besieged, Lavigueur confides in a friend, who introduces her to Raphaël Huppé, head of research for the Montreal-based National Parents ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 5, 2006
Interview with Glen Stollery of ScienTOMogy.info — Wikinews
Dec 16, 2005
Final Victory! XS4ALL and Spaink win Scientology battle — XS4ALL
Type: Press release
Source: XS4ALL
The legal battle that the Church of Scientology has conducted against XS4ALL and Karin Spaink reached its grand finale today. The Dutch Supreme court dismissed Scientology's claims, which means that a decade of legal skirmishes has finally come to an end. The Supreme Court decided that the previous ruling, which was in favour of XS4ALL and Spaink, still holds. Scientology lost again. Freedom of speech prevailed over the alleged copyright of the Scientology Church, and Spaink can quote from Scientology's higher ...
Oct 29, 2005
Tom Cruise parody site defiant in face of Scientology threats, demands its day in court — Wikinews
Oct 28, 2005
25 years later, a high-profile Superior Court case is still on the active list — Metropolitan News-Enterprise (Los Angeles, California)
Type: Press
Author(s): Roger M. Grace
Source: Metropolitan News-Enterprise (Los Angeles, California)
A jury trial is slated to start in Los Angeles Superior Court Tuesday in a case in which an attorney who failed to secure a written representation agreement is seeking to recover the reasonable value of her services. So far, that probably seems hum drum. What makes this case worthy of note is that the proceeding will take place in Case No. C332027 — which was filed on July 28, 1980. The name of this 25-year-old case will probably sound familiar. ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Oct 19, 2005
Spoof site faces religious lawsuit — TVNZ
Type: Press
Source: TVNZ
A New Zealand website spoofing Hollywood actor Tom Cruise and his religion of choice is facing legal action from the Church of Scientology. The church is not amused by scienTOMogy - which features spoof videos of the star - and says it is breaching copyright. When Cruise engaged in some sofa stomping, he coined a new phrase called jumping the couch - the defining moment when someone has gone of the deep end. From that moment Glen Stollery has been chronicling ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Sep 16, 2005
Financial services firm that targeted retirees files for Chapter 11 — Tampa Bay Business Journal
Type: Press
Author(s): Jane Meinhardt
Source: Tampa Bay Business Journal
A financial services company that once ran newspaper ads touting its high rates on certificates of deposit is now seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Clearwater-based First Liberty Group LLC filed its petition Aug. 31 in Tampa bankruptcy court. The company has more than 100 creditors and estimated debts of $1 million to $10 million, according to the petition. Assets are estimated at $100,000 to $500,000. A case management summary in court records describes First Liberty as a financial services company that ...
Aug 18, 2005
The way to more questions // Scientology affiliate The Way To Happiness of Glendale teaches honesty in schools but, according to LAPD and others, utilizes dishonest promotions — Pasadena Weekly
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Carl Kozlowski
Source: Pasadena Weekly
If a high-ranking LAPD official can be believed, perhaps the Scientology-affiliated The Way To Happiness should take a page from its own teachings. Two of the Glendale-based nonprofit organization’s 21 guides to achieving happiness are “Be Worthy of Trust” and “Seek to Live the Truth,” neither of which were followed apparently in the group’s dealings with the LAPD and a city in Texas. Officials with the group, which over the past two decades has distributed booklets of the same name to ...
Aug 1, 2005
The A-listers' belief system — New Statesman
Type: Press
Author(s): Boyd Farrow
Source: New Statesman
Why was there a Scientology tent on the set of War of the Worlds? Boyd Farrow explains how this cult religion, whose followers believe that people are immortal spiritual beings, is gaining ground thanks to support from Hollywood's biggest stars The summer blockbuster season has been dominated by an evil galactic ruler who, 75 million years ago, blew up 178 billion abducted alien souls with hydrogen bombs planted in earth's volcanoes and bundled them into clusters that now cling to every ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jul 31, 2005
PostScript: When scientologists aren't so clear — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Type: Press
Author(s): Virginia Linn
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Leaders of the Church of Scientology have long had the reputation of being uncooperative with the media. Still, we were surprised at their tenaciousness in trying to control our stories. Whenever reporters delve into a topic that is even the least bit controversial, we take extra care in making sure we've pulled together as balanced a report as possible. Such was the case on a package of stories published last Sunday on the Church of Scientology, one of the most unusual ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jul 24, 2005
Scientology comes to town // New religion in Pittsburgh brings controversy, high hopes — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Type: Press
Author(s): Virginia Linn
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
In the 1900 block of East Carson Street on the South Side, there's an unassuming storefront that marked its first anniversary last month. It's the Pittsburgh office of the Church of Scientology, the controversial religious movement that recently captured international headlines when celebrity disciple Tom Cruise became increasingly public and, at times, combative, about his beliefs. Although the office opened here with little fanfare, Scientologists have high hopes for its growth as they try to regain a foothold in the region ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jul 9, 2005
Scientology case takes toll on doctor — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Susan Taylor Martin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Dr. Joan Wood gives up her medical license after a report strongly criticizes her handling of a disputed 1995 death. Former Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner Joan Wood has relinquished her Florida medical license in the wake of a state health department claim that she "became an advocate for the Church of Scientology" in a bitter dispute over the 1995 death of Scientology member Lisa McPherson. Wood changed the probable cause of death from "severe dehydration" to "accident" based on "factors other than ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jun 30, 2005
The press vs. Scientology — Salon
Type: Press
Author(s): Joe Strupp
Source: Salon
After years of conflict, the church and the media seem to have reached a truce. Is it because Scientology has become less confrontational — or because the press is scared? For anyone interested in the Church of Scientology, the May 6, 1991, issue of Time magazine remains a milestone in news coverage. For those who back the church, it ran an outrageously biased account that eventually led to a libel suit by the church — later dismissed — and prompted Scientology ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 20, 2005
Hollywood egomaniac threatens Beast over alleged "Need for Speed" — Buffalo Beast
Type: Press
Source: Buffalo Beast
"Just sue. Just do it. Sue, sue, sue. Do it. Go, go, go, go." -Tom Cruise, revealing in Details magazine how he tells his lawyer to deal with negative press. It’s been a fun couple of weeks here at the Beast. After a long, hard Buffalo winter spent slogging away, running on fumes with little relief and few rewards, the last few days have brought some cheer, and put some gas in our tank. Smiles abound in the usually ...
Mar 21, 2005
Dutch AG upholds decision in Scientology case / Free speech over copyright — The Register (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Jan Libbenga
Source: The Register (UK)
The Dutch Attorney-General has endorsed a verdict seen as backing free speech over copyright in the controversial case between the Church of Scientology and writer Karin Spaink, Dutch ISP Xs4all reports. The Dutch Supreme Court, which will rule on this case on 8 July, had asked the Attorney-General for advice. The Church of Scientology sued Karin Spaink and her internet service provider Xs4all Internet BV after Spaink posted Scientology documents on her website. In the early 1990s, former Scientologist Steven Fishman, ...
Jan 30, 2005
Englightenment's Dark Side — Buffalo News
Dec 9, 2004
The Rich vs. the Addicts — OC Weekly (California)
Type: Press
Author(s): Nan Kappeler
Source: OC Weekly (California)
Newports Balboa Peninsula has become the place to go when youve got no place else to go. Longtime residents say theyre fighting for their way of life. Addicts struggling to get clean say theyre fighting for their lives The "convicts" and "liars" don'tagree on much, but they seem to agree on this: the tension started early in 2003. That's when Narconon opened a second rehabilitation house for recovering substance abusers behind the oceanfront rehab house it already operated at 18th Street ...
Dec 2, 2004
Chattanooga, Tenn., software company charged with defrauding investors — Knight-Ridder Tribune Business News
Type: Press
Author(s): Dave Flessner
Source: Knight-Ridder Tribune Business News
Dec. 2—A Chattanooga company that once bragged its software would create a computer that could receive and implement oral commands in any of five languages has been charged with defrauding investors out of $12.4 million. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is suing the former E-Brain Solutions and its founder, Peter Warren, for making false claims and raising funds in violation of federal securities laws. The civil suit claims Mr. Warren and the company falsely claimed they had developed a prototype ...
Aug 27, 2004
SEC files lawsuit against alleged swindler — Atlanta Business Chronicle
Type: Press
Author(s): Justin Rubner
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle
The Securities and Exchange Commission is suing a British national and his Chattanooga company, claiming he defrauded investors out of $12.4 million. According to the SEC, Peter Warren of ExoBrain LLC (formerly E-Brain Solutions) in 2000 through 2001 falsely claimed to have developed multilanguage voice-activation technology to make computers easier to use, the agency says in a lawsuit filed Aug. 18 in U.S. District Court in Atlanta. Through the Internet and other media, the lawsuit says, Warren solicited money from inexperienced ...
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