Court Ends $1-Billion Suit Alleging Scientology Fraud - 1988-07-24

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F47.png Court Ends $1-Billion Suit Alleging Scientology Fraud July 24, 1988, Los Angeles Times

A Los Angles Superior Court judge Friday dismissed a $1-billion class-action lawsuit filed by former members of the Church of Scientology accusing its late founder of stealing money from the organization and threatening critics.

Judge Barnet Cooperman ruled that the plaintiffs failed to successfully back up their allegations of fraud and breach of fiduciary responsibility.

The suit was filed in January, 1987, by six former Scientologists and the organization Freedom for All in Religion, which claims to represent as many as 400 former church followers.


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