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Court ends $1-billion suit alleging Scientology fraud

Title: Court ends $1-billion suit alleging Scientology fraud
Date: Sunday, 24 July 1988
Publisher: Los Angeles Times (California)
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A Los Angles Superior Court judge Friday dismissed a $1-billion class-action lawsuit filed by former members of the Church of Scientology accusing its late founder of stealing money from the organization and threatening critics. Judge Barnet Cooperman ruled that the plaintiffs failed to successfully back up their allegations of fraud and breach of fiduciary responsibility. The suit was filed in January, 1987, by six former Scientologists and the organization Freedom for All in Religion, which claims to represent as many as ... [Read the rest at]