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January 1, 1987 Scientology Officials Diverted Funds, Intimidated Foes, $1 Billion Suit Says San Jose Mercury News: Scientology Officials Diverted Funds, Intimidated Foes, $1 Billion Suit Says lawsuits
January 1, 1987 6 Ex-Scientologists File $1-Billion Suit Over Funds, Secrets Former members of the Church of Scientology filed a $1-billion class-action lawsuit against the organization Wednesday, accusing its late founder, L. Ron Hubbard, and a cadre of his most trusted aides of plundering church coffers, intimidating critics and breaching the confidentiality of sacred confessional folders. The action, charging fraud and breach of fiduciary responsibility, represents perhaps the broadest condemnation of the church to date. L. Ron Hubbard, lawsuits, Los Angeles, Press
December 28, 1986 Jury To Resume Deliberations In Scientology Extortion Trial Boston Globe: Jury To Resume Deliberations In Scientology Extortion Trial lawsuits
December 18, 1986 Tapes Reveal 2 Men In Scientology Trial Talked Of Faking Murder To Exort Money Boston Globe: Tapes Reveal 2 Men In Scientology Trial Talked Of Faking Murder To Exort Money lawsuits
December 18, 1986 Scientology Church Set To Pay Millions In Settlement Of Suits New York Times: Scientology Church Set To Pay Millions In Settlement Of Suits lawsuits
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 Scientologists Achieve 'Peace' By Settling Suits Los Angeles Times: Scientologists Achieve 'Peace' By Settling Suits lawsuits
December 17, 1986 Church of Scientology settles series of costly lawsuits San Francisco Chronicle: Church of Scientology settles series of costly lawsuits lawsuits
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