Michael Flynn

Michael Flynn is an attorney who, at one time, represented dozens of individuals in lawsuits against Scientology. Because of this, Scientology considered him an enemy and sued and harassed him.

Michael Flynn in the News

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December 28, 1986 Jury To Resume Deliberations In Scientology Extortion Trial A US District Court jury yesterday heard final arguments in the trial of two men accused of extortion and fraud for selling false information to the Church of Scientology about the forgery of a church check. Attorneys for the pair admitted that their clients provided the false information, but said no fraud was committed on the church. The defense lawyers argued that the church did not care whether the information was true or false as long as it incriminated a longtime church adversary, Boston lawyer Michael J. Flynn. Boston, crimes, Michael Flynn, Press
December 17, 1986 Church of Scientology reaches out-of-court settlements of suits involving Julie Christofferson-Titchbourne, Michael Flynn, and G Los Angeles Times: Church of Scientology reaches out-of-court settlements of suits involving Julie Christofferson-Titchbourne, Michael Flynn, and Gerald Armstrong lawsuits, Michael Flynn
December 17, 1986 Ex-Scientologist Settles on Fee for Documents A former archivist for the Church of Scientology has agreed to return thousands of pages of confidential church documents in exchange for an undisclosed payment as part of a settlement of his lawsuit against the church, attorneys confirmed Tuesday. The documents, which a Superior Court judge said portray church founder L. Ron Hubbard as "virtually a pathological liar," have been under court seal for nearly four years pending the outcome of Gerald Armstrong's fraud and misrepresentation lawsuit. Armstrong was a 12-year Scientologist who said he left the church disillusioned, taking with him more than 10,000 pages of the late L. Ron Hubbard's papers that purportedly proved that the church founder had misrepresented his military heroism and scientific achievements. Gerry Armstrong, L. Ron Hubbard, lawsuits, Michael Flynn
December 17, 1986 Scientologists Achieve 'Peace' by Settling Suits Ending years of bitter litigation, the Church of Scientology has reached a series of out-of-court settlements in a move church attorneys said Tuesday will mean a lasting "peace" between the church and many of its harshest foes. Among the settlements approved last week was a highly publicized fraud case in Oregon brought by former church member Julie Christofferson-Titchbourne, who had twice won multimillion-dollar judgments against the church that were later overturned. Gerry Armstrong, lawsuits, Michael Flynn
December 10, 1986 Ex-Scientology Official Testifies He Was Bullied For $67,000 Payoff A former official of the Church of Scientology testified in US District Court yesterday that a Methuen man threatened to have him bullied or killed unless he gave him $67,000. Kattar, 67, and Harvey Brower, 49, of Swampscott, a former lawyer turned writer, are on trial charged with extorting funds from the church. The two men allegedly obtained $33,000 from the church in return for providing it with false information about an attempt to steal $2 million from the church. The two defendants allegedly attempted to extort another $67,000 payment before church officals went to the FBI. Boston, crimes, Michael Flynn, Press
October 8, 1985 Suit Against Scientology Founder Protested About 200 members of a group calling itself the Religious Freedom Crusade held a rally to protest a $30 million suit filed in 1983 in US District Court against L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology, by Boston lawyer Michael Flynn. Flynn, whose suit alleges that the church has engaged in harassment against him, has represented former church members in various suits against the church across the country. Boston, harassment, lawsuits, Michael Flynn, Press
April 2, 1985 Hubbard's Absence Leads to Dismissal of Scientology Suit A Los Angeles federal judge dismissed Monday a $2-million libel suit by the Church of Scientology of California against a Boston lawyer because of the failure of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard to appear at a court-ordered deposition. A Scientology attorney claimed that Hubbard was not available to be deposed. Waving a Scientology advertisement, the judge asked, "Then why do you advertise that he can be reached?" L. Ron Hubbard, lawsuits, Los Angeles, CA, Michael Flynn, Press
April 20, 1984 Scientology Founder's Papers Ruled OK For Trial A judge Thursday denied a motion to bar voluminous personal papers of reclusive Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard from being introduced as evidence at the Los angeles trial of a suit against the sect's former archivist. Judge Breckenridge said he will rule on the admissibility of the papers, which number in the thousands and are contained in 21 boxes, on a document-by-document basis. Gerry Armstrong, L. Ron Hubbard, lawsuits, Michael Flynn, Press
April 12, 1983 Scientology Suit Allowed to Go to Trial A federal judge opened the way Monday for four former Scientologists to sue the church for fraud over a variety of claims including promises that it could prevent colds, raise intelligence and solve obesity. The judge ruled that while Scientology is a religion, many of the claims it makes appear to involve non-religious matters, such as statements that it can improve a person's health and career. fraud, harassment, lawsuits, Michael Flynn, Press
January 24, 1983 article on Scientology People magazine publishes article on Church of Scientology. Flynn claims he has filed charges against the church and its officers for 32 clients in 22 cases across the country. Michael Flynn

Michael Flynn in the News

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February 7, 1986 Michael Flynn v Scientology Michael J. FLYNN, Plaintiff, Appellee. CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY OF CALIFORNIA, INC., Appeal of Michael J. FLYNN, Plaintiff, Appellee v. Lafayette Ronald HUBBARD a/k/a L. Ron Hubbard, Defendant, Appellee. Michael Flynn
January 30, 1985 Michael Flynn v. Church of Scientology of California, Inc. Flynn (Michael J.) v. Church of Scientology of California, Inc. Michael Flynn
December 4, 1984 Michael Flynn V. Cos Of Ca Et Al Michael Flynn v. CoS of CA et al Michael Flynn
October 23, 1984 Scientology Brings $20 Million Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Lawyer Michael Flynn Church of Scientology brings $20 million civil rights lawsuit against lawyer Michael Flynn, his brother Kevin Flynn, his partner Thomas Hoffman, and Laurel Sullivan. Michael Flynn
October 23, 1984 Mary Sue Hubbard Files A $5 Million Lawsuit Against Stepson Mary Sue Hubbard files a $5 million lawsuit against her stepson Ronald DeWolf and his attorney Michael Flynn, charging "massive fraud" in his 1982 effort to have his father declared legally dead or mentally incompetent. Michael Flynn
October 3, 1984 Church Of Scientology Of California V. Michael J. Flynn - Appeal Church of Scientology of California v. Michael J. Flynn - Appeal by Church of Scientology of California of dismissal of defamation lawsuit against Michael Flynn. District court dismissed the suit with prejudice. Appeals court reversed and remanded the decision. Church of Scientology of California, Inc. v. Michael J. Flynn, No. 83-6494, U.S. Court of Appeals for Ninth Circuit (744 F .2d, 1984). Michael Flynn
June 22, 1984 Michael Flynn on Breckenridge Decision Michael Flynn, when interviewed about Judge John Breckenridge's decision, calls it the "beginning of the end" for the Church of Scientology. Michael Flynn
January 16, 1984 Libel Actions Against Michael Flynn Dismissed In Church of Scientology of California Libel actions against Michael Flynn dismissed in Church of Scientology of California, Inc. v. Michael J. Flynn, CV No. 83-2386-MA District of Massachusetts (578 F.Supp 266). Michael Flynn
January 16, 1984 Church of Scientology of California CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY OF CALIFORNIA, Plaintiff v. Michael J. FLYNN, Defendant Michael Flynn
July 11, 1983 Michael Flynn Is Found In Contempt of Court Michael Flynn is found in contempt of court by California Superior Court Judge J. David Hennigan for releasing documents sealed by the court to Julia Dragojevic, Flynn's co-counsel in another case. Flynn ordered to pay $250 fine. Michael Flynn