Archive Message - 1995
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Since some of the materials which describe the $cientology cult could be considered to be copywritten materials, I have censored myself and The Skeptic Tank by deleting any and all possible text files which describes the cult's hidden mythologies. I have elected to quote just a bit of the questionable text according to the "Fair Use" legal findings afforded to those who report. - Fredric L. Rice, The Skeptic Tank, 09/Sep/95 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- From news.interserv.net!news.sprintlink.net!howland.reston.ans.net!news.nic.surfnet.nl!sun4nl!xs4all!utopia.hacktic.nl!not-for-mail Fri Jul 21 15:03:19 1995 Path: news.interserv.net!news.sprintlink.net!howland.reston.ans.net!news.nic.surfnet.nl!sun4nl!xs4all!utopia.hacktic.nl!not-for-mail From: nobody@REPLAY.COM (Anonymous) Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology Subject: Big Suprise Date: 21 Jul 1995 14:11:01 +0200 Organization: RePLaY aND CoMPaNY UnLimited Lines: 31 Sender: replay@utopia.hacktic.nl Message-ID: <3uo5gl$hcm@utopia.hacktic.nl> NNTP-Posting-Host: utopia.hacktic.nl Content-Type: text Content-Length: 1346 XComm: Replay may or may not approve of the content of this posting XComm: Report misuse of this automated service to <postmaster@REPLAY.COM> Canada court upholds libel suit against Scientology North American News Report July 20, 1995 17:53 E.T. OTTAWA (Reuter) - Canada's Supreme Court Thursday upheld a million-dollar libel award against the Church of Scientology in a case that saw writers and news organizations siding with the church. Casey Hill, a former Ontario prosecutor, sued the Church of Scientology for accusing him of acting improperly in connection with a raid on church offices in Toronto in 1983. Journalists, writers and newspaper groups pressing for free speech had backed the church in arguing for laxer rules on defamation, but the court upheld the $1.6 million Canadian ($1.2 million U.S.) award in favor of Hill. It is believed to be the largest libel award ever made in Canada. "Reputation is an integral and fundamentally important aspect of every individual; it exists for everyone quite apart from employment," the majority ruled. "The fact that persons are employed by the government does not mean that their reputation is automatically divided into two parts, one related to their personal life and the other to their employment status." Lawyers said at the time of the original award in 1991 that it was the biggest ever assessed by a Canadian jury. A legal source said he believed that was still the case.

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