Baptists Resist Expanding Into Canada - 1983-06-04
A California judge has ruled that Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard has proved he is not dead. The ruling came in a case filed by the reclusive Hubbard's estranged son, Ronald De Wolf, asking to be made a trustee of his father's estate because, the son claimed, Hubbard was either dead of incompetent to handle his affairs.
Superior Court Judge David Hennigan ruled that a seven-page response to the suit had been written by Hubbard and was not, as De Wolf, who broke from the Scientology movement, charged a forgery by church officials controlling Hubbard's interests. The judge gave De Wolf's attorney three weeks to try to disprove the authenticity of the document.