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15 matching items found between Jan 1990 and Dec 1994. Furthermore, there are 218 matching items for all time not shown.
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Dec 1, 1994
Litigation noir // Ford Greene thought he knew all about hardball litigation. Then he sued the Church of Scientology. — California Lawyer
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Type: Press
Author(s): Steven Pressman
Source: California Lawyer
It was a strange way to describe an aspect of a theology. But L. Ron Hubbard, the highly successful science-fiction writer who founded the Church of Scientology in the 1950s, had little tolerance for those who challenged his beliefs. And so it was, at one time, that Scientology scripture came to include an unusual litigation clause: "The only way to defend anything is to attack, and if you ever forget that, then you will lose every battle you are ever engaged ...
Aug 3, 1994
A battle of beliefs waged in megabytes — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Wayne Garcia
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Scientologists and their critics are colliding in cyberspace. The critics started the fight, creating an electronic bulletin board dubbed alt.religion.scientology on the Internet, a worldwide web of computer networks with an audience pushing 25-million. Then they downloaded their knowledge and opinions in e-mail messages that just about anyone with a computer, a little money and a modem can view. "As you will see, Scientology is astronomically prohibitive," one anonymous writer said on a.r.s in a message that reprinted the church's price ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Aug 3, 1994
Network gives voice to former Scientologists — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Wayne Garcia
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Computers have done what years of opposition couldn't do, uniting the handful of former Scientologists who have waged war against the Church of Scientology. These dissidents are now gathered under the rubric of the Fight Against Coercive Tactics (FACT) network, or FACTnet, a free data base and electronic bulletin board available to the public. The network, based in Golden, Colo., electronically stockpiles information critical of Scientology, from affidavits to court rulings to federal investigations. Although fewer than 150 people now use ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Dec 1, 1993
Jury set to debate 'Sally' suit // Raphael's show 'needed an image,' plaintiff's attorney says — Ann Arbor News
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Type: Press
Author(s): Chong W. Pyen
Source: Ann Arbor News
Jury deliberations were to begin this morning in a lawsuit brought by an Ann Arbor Scientologist against television talk show host Sally Jessy Raphael over the airing of a secretly taped family conversation. After four weeks of testimony by dozens of witnesses, including Raphael and the plaintiff, Dorothy Jean Dickerson, attorneys Tuesday made closing arguments in a case that puts an individual's right to privacy against the public's right to know. Washtenaw Circuit Judge Melinda Morris was to give jury instructions ...
Nov 19, 1993
Judge lets talk host know who runs show — Detroit Free Press
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Type: Press
Author(s): Maryanne George
Source: Detroit Free Press
Making her courtroom debut in Ann Arbor, Sally Jessy Raphael hosted the morning round of testimony Thursday, defending herself in a lawsuit over an edition of her talk show about the Church of Scientology. Raphael, in a taupe suit and her trademark red eyeglasses, nodded deferentially to the jury, as if it were an audience, and interrogated lawyers. Finally, Washtenaw County Circuit Judge Melinda Morris told her to knock it off. "Put yourself in the position of people you ask questions ...
Nov 9, 1993
Talk show host may testify here in Scientology suit — Ann Arbor News
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Type: Press
Source: Ann Arbor News
Woman charges Sally Jessy Raphael's airing of a conversation filmed here violated her privacy. On a warm June Sunday two years ago, Dorothy Jean Dickerson was teaching a Sunday school class when she had a surprise visit from her two grown children. They walked over to a little park in downtown Ann Arbor and talked about her religious life and how she had been out of touch with her children. The conversation, part of the children's desperate attempt to get their ...
Jun 14, 1993
Church's litany of lawsuits — The National Law Journal
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Type: Press
Author(s): Andrew Blum
Source: The National Law Journal
Scientology's leaders say the best defense is a good offense. DID THE CHURCH of Scientology kill a judge's dog during a trial? Did the judge, who is now dead, think church members did? Did that lead him to be prejudiced, and bias the jury against the church? These and other issues are part of an intense battle by the church's litigation machine to overturn what remains of a $30 million verdict won in 1986 by former church member Larry Wollersheim. Mr. ...
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Jun 29, 1992
Suit against Cazares rejected — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Curtis Krueger
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
A judge has dismissed a lawsuit by two Scientologists who claimed former Pinellas Democratic Chairman Gabe Cazares violated Florida's hate crimes law by ejecting them from a meeting. Cazares said the outcome showed that "their tactic of trying to silence their critics and enemies by threats of suits under the hate crimes law is a tactic that will not work." However, Paul Johnson, the attorney who represented the two Scientologists, intends to file an amended version of the lawsuit next week, ...
May 6, 1991
The Scientologists and Me — TIME Magazine
Type: Press
Author(s): Richard Behar
Source: TIME Magazine
Strange things seem to happen to people who write about Scientology. Journalist Paulette Cooper wrote a critical book on the cult in 1971. This led to a Scientology plot (called Operation Freak-Out) whose goal, according to church documents, was "to get P.C. incarcerated in a mental institution or jail." It almost worked: by impersonating Cooper, Scientologists got her indicted in 1973 for threatening to bomb the church. Cooper, who also endured 19 lawsuits by the church, was finally exonerated in 1977 ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jan 31, 1990
Copyright dispute blocks biography of Scientology founder — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Jan 31, 1990
Hubbard biography — Associated Press
Jan 31, 1990
Judge bars Hubbard biography; cites use of copyrighted works — New York Law Journal
Jan 31, 1990
Law [Federal judge bars publication of unflattering biography of Scientology founder. ...] — Wall Street Journal
Jan 30, 1990
Judge bars unauthorized biography L. Ron Hubbard — UPI
Jan 21, 1990
A tale of capture and brainwashing / Medina clan tells how cult ruled lives — Akron Beacon Journal (Ohio)
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