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Scientology tenets not trade secrets, U.S. court rules

Title: Scientology tenets not trade secrets, U.S. court rules
Date: Saturday, 9 August 1986
Publisher: Los Angeles Times (California)
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A federal appeals court ruled Friday that the Church of Scientology's confidential teachings are not protected by California trade secrets law, dealing a blow to the organization's hard-fought campaign to block former members from operating rival churches where courses are offered at a fraction of the cost. In its unanimous opinion, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said the state law protects economic, but not religious, secrets. The ruling represents a second major setback in less ... [Read the rest at]