Scientology Protests Continue, Lawyers To Seek Mistrial - 1985-05-24

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F372.png Scientology Protests Continue, Lawyers To Seek Mistrial May 24, 1985, Associated Press

PORTLAND, ORE. PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ A Church of Scientology lawyer said Thursday he will try to have a $39 million fraud award to a former church member set aside on the premise that two jurors got telephone calls influencing their verdict.

Earle C. Cooley of Boston, the church attorney, said a mistrial should have been declared, but the jurors, who he did not name, did not report the calls until after the verdict.

"One juror has reported that she received a telephone call from someone identifying himself as a Scientologist, and it's obvious she held this against the church," he said. "These people attempted to make it appear as if though the Church of Scientology was making harassing phone calls."

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