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Dec 30, 1997 Scientologists and IRS settled for $12.5 million — Wall Street Journal More:
link Dec 21, 1997 Boston man in costly fight with Scientology — New York Times More:
link Dec 12, 1997 Ex-Scientologist wins $6 million after 17-year fight — Daily Journal (Los Angeles, California) More: link
Daily Journal (Los Angeles, California)
Type: Tort, intentional infliction of emotion distress,
Bench decision: Amendment of judgment - $6,025,857
($4,649,328 renewed judgment plus $1,376,529 accrued
Case/Number: Larry Wollersheim v. Church of Scientology of
California / C332027.
Court/Date: L.A. Superior Central / Oct. 29, 1997.
Judge: John P. Shook.
Attorneys: Plaintiff - Craig J. Stein (Gartenberg, Jaffe,
Gelfand & Stein, LLP, L.A.); Daniel A. Leipold, Cathy Shipe,
Robert F. Donohue (Hagenbaugh & Murphy, Orange); Lita
Schlosser (Encino); Ford Greene (Hub Law Offices, San
Dec 11, 1997 Letters to the Editor / Spreading pure innuendo — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More: whyaretheydead.info
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
As if your article of pure innuendo (For some Scientologists, pilgrimage has been fatal) weren't enough, you've also continued to use discredited sources as "authoritative consultants" to forward your bigoted agenda. I won't detail how a similar article could be written about any religion. Indeed, I'd bet money that no newspaper in the United States has ever started isolating the death of the members of a religion. If you were to do it with the local Catholics, I am sure it ...
Dec 5, 1997 Scientologists Respond: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR — International Herald Tribune
International Herald Tribune
On Dec. 2, the IHT ran an article concerning the tragic death of the Scientologist Lisa Mc-Pherson ("Police Studying a Life and Death in Scientology") that had appeared on the front page of The New York Times the day before.
The article was a biased distortion of the facts that used the tragedy of Ms. McPherson's death to present a misleading picture of the activities of the church and its members in the city of Clearwater, Florida.
The church and its ...
Nov 8, 1997 U.S. Immigration Court Grants Asylum to German Scientologist — New York Times
New York Times
TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 7 — A Federal immigration court judge has granted asylum to a German member of the Church of Scientology who claimed that she would be subjected to religious persecution had she been required to return to her homeland, the woman's lawyer and a Scientology official said today. While few details of the case were available, it is believed to be the first time the United States has given asylum protection to a Scientologist. The Church of Scientology has ...
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