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Judge dismisses two lawsuits aimed at Scientology

Title: Judge dismisses two lawsuits aimed at Scientology
Date: Friday, 6 August 2010
Publisher: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Authors: Thomas C. Tobin, Joe Childs
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The Church of Scientology won an important victory in federal court Thursday when a judge dismissed two lawsuits that accused the church of labor law violations, human trafficking and forced abortions. Claire and Marc Headley, who left Scientology in 2005, said the church controlled them with threats of harsh punishment and other tactics that prevented them from leaving the Sea Organization, Scientology's religious order. But U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fischer ruled that the Sea Org is protected by the First ... [Read the rest at]