Hubbard Removed as Defendant in Scientology Suit - 1985-04-20
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ A judge Friday removed Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard as a defendant in a $25 million suit by a former member who claims church promises that its methods improve mental health are a fraud.
Superior Court Judge Norman Epstein said he dropped Hubbard from the suit because the plaintiff's attorneys were unable to find him for three years to serve him with official notice of the legal action. The suit continues against the church.
Larry Wollersheim sued the church, claiming he spent $100,000 on Scientology counseling over 11 years, believing church promises that it would make him more stable, healthy, confident and productive.