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Nov 30, 1983 Church of Scientology buys into Oklahoma oil company — Las Vegas Review Journal More: link
Las Vegas Review Journal
DENVER — The Church of Scientology, one of the nation’s wealthiest and most controversial religious organizations, has moved into the oil business with the purchase of a significant interest in an Oklahoma City oil and gas exploration company, The Denver Post has learned. The church also has provided $3.3 million to finance drilling for the company, HG&G Inc. The investment was made through a Florida-based, non-profit unit of the church, and is the religious group’s first venture into active participation in ...
Nov 27, 1983 Scientology church enters oil business — Denver Post
Oct 2, 1981 Funds pledged after TV drug show may filter to Scientology-linked group — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More:
news.google.com Aug 29, 1980 Law // The scientologists back off // Giving the final court victory to Alberta's Stubborn Seven — Alberta Report (Canada) More: link
Alberta Report (Canada)
Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard told his followers early on that they should use civil litigation to harass, silence or even to destroy opponents. From the defamation suits filed four years ago by Scientology's Calgary, Edmonton and Old Strathcona Missions, however, seven weary but very determined Albertans last week emerged unsilenced and undestroyed. The $100,000 lawsuits against them (the figure, incidentally, specifically recommended by scientologist Hubbard) were thrown out of court without coming to trial. Even so, lawyers say, ...
Aug 27, 1980 Church lawsuit scrapped — Calgary News More: link
Alberta courts called the bluff of the Church of Scientology which had extended a libel suit against seven former members for four years. The case fizzled out in Edmonton when the church failed to deposit $45,000 as security for costs if it lost the case. The court dismissed a defamation suit launched by the church against Lorna Levett, Brendan Moore, Les Jackman, William Reid, Neil Taylor and David Wallace, all of Calgary, and Betty McCoy of Edmonton. The defendants are now ...
Aug 22, 1980 Church's action dismissed by court — Globe and Mail (Canada)
Globe and Mail (Canada)
EDMONTON (CP) — A Church of Scientology defamation action against seven people has been dismissed in Court of Queen's Bench because the church did not produce $45,000 security to cover costs. The defendants in the action were Lorna Levett, Les Jackman, Brendon Moore, William Reid, Neil Taylor and David Wallace, all of Calgary, and Betty McCoy of Edmonton. Yvette Shank, director of public affairs for the church in Alberta, said yesterday the church did not deposit the security with the court ...
Aug 20, 1980 Ex-Scientologist // Scars have yet to heal — Calgary Sun More: link
Brendon Moore was yesterday piecing his life back together — after. being cleared by a court of defaming the Church of Scientology. The case, which has lasted four years, was thrown out of Court of Queen's Bench in Edmonton Monday when the church failed to post a $45,000 bond to cover future court costs. But Moore says the scars from his association with Scientology have yet to heal. The Scientologists sued eight ex-members in September, 1976 for allegedly defaming the church ...
Dec 22, 1978 Scientology suit hits a major snag — Saint John's Edmonton Report (Canada)
Sep 15, 1976 Former member fight cults [exact date unknown]
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