Court strikes down murder law Series: News of Canada - 1987-12-04
A Federal Court justice has dismissed a Danish company's attempt to stop the Canadian publication of a biography of L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the Church of Scientology. In a 10-page written decision Wednesday, Justice Bud Cullen rejected an application by New Era Publications of Copenhagen for an injunction to prevent Toronto-based Key Porter Books Ltd. from publishing Barefaced Messiah: The True Story of L. Ron Hubbard. New Era is planning an authorized biography and paid $100,000 to Hubbard's estate for the rights, company lawyer Ken McKay told the court. But Cullen said the company failed to prove it owned the rights to Hubbard's materials and agreed with the Key Porter lawyers it waited too long to go to court.