Allegations won't alter church suit - 2002-05-03
A hearing resumes this morning on a motion to remove attorney Ken Dandar, who represents the estate of Lisa McPherson, a church member who died in 1995 while in the care of Scientologists in Clearwater.
The lawsuit blames McPherson's death on the church.
Scientology lawyers want Circuit Judge Susan Schaeffer to remove Dandar and dismiss the lawsuit because of "a pattern of misconduct" by Dandar, his client and Robert Minton, an outspoken church critic who has given $2-million of his own money in support of the lawsuit.
That misconduct, church lawyers claim, has resulted in "incalculable damages" to the church that can only be remedied by the lawsuit's dismissal.