Judge McNaught Stays Proceedings in Paulette Cooper vs. Church of Scientology Boston pending resolution of Cooper's counterclaim
Date: April 20, 1983
Judge John J. McNaught issues Memorandum and Order staying proceedings in Paulette Cooper vs. Church of Scientology Boston, Inc., et al. (CV-81-681-Mc) pending resolution of Cooper's counterclaim in Church of Scientology of California vs. Cooper (CV-78-2053, U.S. District Court, Central District of California). Judge McNaught cited "the near identity of the allegations" made by Cooper in the two cases as his grounds for concluding that the stay was warranted. A decision in the California court, he said, "will narrow the issues before this court and assist in their determination."