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Church of Scientology International v. Fishman and Geertz
A selection of publicly-available legal documents filed in U.S. District Court, Central District of California.
Fishman Affidavit
A copy of the declaration filed by Steven Fishman in Church of Scientology International v. Fishman and Geertz. OT2 and 3 are bowdlerized to comply with Dutch law.
Hana Whitfield
Affidavit of Hana Whitfield. The story of an ex member.
Maureen E. Garde
Archival collection of judicial rulings, court pleadings and other legal documentation from Scientology-related litigation, between 1995 and 1997.
The Scandal of Scientology
From Paulette Cooper, author of a book critical of Scientology, who was falsely accused in 19 lawsuits.
French Court Finds Church of Scientology Guilty of Breaching Privacy Laws
A French court fined the Church of Scientology for violating the privacy rights of former members, although prosecutors failed to convict on other charges. [Voice of America News] (October 26, 2009)
Scientologists Face Paris Ban
Public prosecutor accuses the Church of Scientology with "mental manipulation." The sect is on trial for false advertising and attempted fraud. [BBC News] (February 23, 2002)
Supreme Court refuses to review Church of Scientology libel case
Ten years after Time magazine ran an award-winning article portraying the Church of Scientology as a "ruthless global scam," the Supreme Court refused to consider reinstating the church's libel case. [Associated Press] (October 01, 2001)
Scientology Critic Won't Face Retrial
Trial of a critic of Scientology on a misdemeanor charge ends in a hung jury due to worries that he was set up by the Church of Scientology. The prosecutors then dropped the charges. [St. Petersburg Times] (May 26, 2001)
Police Work for Scientology
Editorial says that it is unlikely that off-duty uniformed Clearwater police officers paid by the Church of Scientology could remain objective when incidents occur between the church and protesters. [St. Petersburg Times] (March 22, 2001)
Church Pays Those it Reviled
Circuit court judge says that the Clearwater police "are coming very dangerously close to becoming a private security force for the Church of Scientology." Scientology spokesman paints all critics as criminals. [St. Petersburg Times] (March 11, 2001)
Scientology vs. Panoussis Ruling
Readers discuss the verdict of the Swedish High Court, which upheld a lower court's ruling that Zenon Panoussis had infringed Scientology's copyright. Includes comments from Arnie Lerma and Karin Spaink. [Slashdot] (March 09, 2001)
France Urged to Ban Scientology
A French government committee recommends dissolving the Church of Scientology on the grounds that its activities threaten public order. [BBC News] (February 08, 2000)
French Scientologists Guilty of Fraud
Marseilles court has convicted five members of the Church of Scientology of fraud for extorting large payments from vulnerable members for dubious cures. [BBC News] (November 15, 1999)
French Scientology Trial Ends
The trial has ended in the French city of Marseille of seven members of the Church of Scientology accused of fraud. [BBC News] (September 23, 1999)
French Scientology Trial
A French prosecutor has asked a court in Marseille to jail a former leader of the Church of Scientology who has been accused of obtaining large sums of money by fraud from other members of the Church. [BBC News] (September 22, 1999)
Scientology Trial Opens in France
Seven members of the Church of Scientology have gone on trial in France on charges of fraud. [BBC News] (September 20, 1999)
Scientology Faces French Ban
The French Justice Minister says she is prepared to consider banning the Church of Scientology, considered a cult--not a religion--in France. [BBC News] (September 09, 1999)
Critics Public and Private Keep Pressure on Scientology
Scientology leaders say they want peace. They say they want to stay out of court. But with both foes at home and foes abroad, that goal may be elusive. [St. Petersburg Times] (March 29, 1999)
Scientology Told to Release Notes on Late Member
A judge gives the church a delay so it can fight for the privacy of a practice it compares to confession. [St. Petersburg Times] (March 16, 1999)
State Takes Middle Road Against Scientology
Colleagues of State Attorney Bernie McCabe say charging the church, not the members, and deciding against a manslaughter charge walks the line between acting too harshly and too weakly. [St. Petersburg Times] (November 23, 1998)
Scientology loses copyright round
Colorado nonprofit group FACTNet has won a critical round in a legal fight against the Church of Scientology, raising questions about whether Scientology has a legal right to keep hundreds of documents offline and out of the public eye. [CNET News.com] (November 09, 1998)
Concerns Over Church of Scientology
A federal court in Germany has failed to reach a verdict on the legal status of Scientology -- after years of international debate. [BBC News]. (November 06, 1997)
Germany Can't Decide if Scientology is a Religion
A federal court in Germany has failed to reach a verdict on whether or not Scientology can be considered a religion. [BBC News] (November 06, 1997)
German-US Scientology Row
Germany and the United States are to discuss their disagreements over the Church of Scientology. [BBC News] (November 02, 1997)
Germany: Religious Dispute
A German federal court has been hearing a case which could decide if restrictions on the Church of Scientology in Germany are legal. [BBC News] (October 29, 1997)
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