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Dec 6, 1986 Church of Scientology of California v. Gerald Armstrong: Mutual release of all claims and settlement agreement More:
gerryarmstrong.org Dec 1, 1986 NAACP joins Scientology church in court battle — Jet (magazine)
Aug 13, 1986 Margery Wakefield vs. Church of Scientology of California, Inc.: Settlement agreement
Aug 12, 1986 'Expert' turns bad trial into bad verdict — Journal-American More: link
Why do I have to spend so much time defending religions I don't belong to? I didn't really want a scrapbook of columns sticking up for persecuted Jews, Evangelical Christians, Muslims, Taoists, Native American Shamanists, Moonies and Scientologists, among others. The question that troubles me most, though, is why do I have to defend them from our own government? The reason, of course, is that I don't want the First Amendment repealed. And a Los Angeles jury did just that July ...
Jul 31, 1986 Sect's purchase ousts tenants — Clearwater Sun (Florida) More: link
Clearwater Sun (Florida)
CLEARWATER — The Church of Scientology paid $4.6 million Friday for a 200-unit Skycrest apartment complex to house its growing staff. The church now owns 11 pieces of property — five of which are used as dormitories. And while sect staff members are getting new lodgings, residents at Hacienda Gardens Apartments, 551 N. Saturn Ave., are being shown the door. They can stay at the complex until their current leases expire — but no longer. "We purchased it to provide additional ...
Jul 23, 1986 Ex-Scientologist wins $30 million in church suit — Los Angeles Herald Examiner (California) More: link
Los Angeles Herald Examiner (California)
A Los Angeles Superior Court jury awarded $30 million to a former Scientologist, who claimed the church's religious practice of "auditing" caused him to suffer a nervous breakdown. Larry Wollersheim, 37, who was a member of the church for 11 years, was awarded $5 million in compensatory damages and $25 million in punitive damages by the 12-member jury. The trial started last February. "It's a tremendous verdict for human rights," said Leta Schlosser, Wollersheim's attorney. The Church of Scientology, she added, ...
Jul 23, 1986 Man is awarded $30-million in lawsuit against Scientology — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More:
news.google.com Apr 4, 1986 Inside Scientology — Finally [A history of controversy] — L.A. Weekly (California) More: link
L.A. Weekly (California) A History of Controversy As anyone who follows the news knows, Scientology has been involved in a series of controversial cases, many of them involving vengeful church actions against its critics. (More on this below.) Although the church always paints itself as the victim, its critics suggest that Scientology hasn't been persecuted from the outside, but rather is the victim of warped and misplaced priorities inside the church. The critics — and there are more than the church is willing to ...
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