Church withdraws venue change request - 2003-06-11

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F15.png Church withdraws venue change request June 11, 2003, Robert Farley, St. Petersburg Times

The church is defending itself in the wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the estate of former Scientologist Lisa McPherson, who died in 1995 after being cared for by church staffers.

The motion for a change of venue came in a related matter, a countersuit against the McPherson estate and its attorney, Ken Dandar. The church alleges that Dandar improperly attempted to add Scientology leader David Miscavige as a defendant in the wrongful- death suit.

Luke Lirot, another attorney for the McPherson estate, seized on Baird's letter as justification for the case to be reassigned to a new judge in St. Petersburg.

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