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Dec 1, 1986 NAACP joins Scientology church in court battle — Jet (magazine)
Sep 23, 1986 Court may disbar lawyer linked to Scientology — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Aug 23, 1986 [The Danish High Court awarded the Church of Scientology ...] — Weekly Challenger (Florida) More: link
Weekly Challenger (Florida)
The Danish High Court awarded the Church of Scientology in Denmark over 1.4 million Danish Kroner in damages against three apostate members from England. The damages award, one of the highest amounts ever awarded in a Danish court, was the result of a case brought against former church members for their involvement in the theft of sacred upper level church Scriptures from the church in Denmark. In December 1983, Robin Scott returned to Denmark and was subsequently arrested and taken to ...
Aug 18, 1986 Scientologists settle 4 suits out of court — Tampa Tribune (Florida) More: link
Tampa Tribune (Florida)
TAMPA — The Church of Scientology has reached out-of-court settlements in four multimillion-dollar lawsuits but U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Kovachevich has sealed the records in all cases. The settlements were reached in cases involving former Clearwater Mayor Gabe Cazares and his wife Maggie; Tanja C. Burden of Las Vegas; former Scientologists Nancy and John McLean of Ontario. Canada; and former Scientologist Margery Wakefield, whose address was unavailable. Tampa attorney Walt Logan, who represented the plaintiffs in all four cases, said ...
Aug 9, 1986 Scientology tenets not trade secrets, U.S. court rules — Los Angeles Times (California) More: link
Los Angeles Times (California)
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 ...
May 20, 1986 High court rejects Scientology case — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Apr 29, 1986 Lower court can ban publication of Scientology hearing, judge rules — Toronto Star (Canada)
Toronto Star (Canada)
An Ontario Supreme Court judge says a lower court can ban publication of the hearing of a Scientologist who is pleading guilty of possessing a stolen document. Mr. Justice David Watt yesterday sent the case of Kathleen Lepp back to Provincial Court, but to a different judge than the one who ruled in January he lacked authority to issue the ban. Lepp, other current and former members of the church and the church itself are facing a variety of criminal charges. ...
Mar 5, 1986 Scientology lawyer defies court order for 'sacred' files — Los Angeles Herald Examiner (California)
Feb 20, 1986 Scientologists continue court protest — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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