Larry Wollersheim

Larry Wollersheim was a member of Scientology. While he was a member, Scientology held him captive and inflicted severe emotional distress. Wollersheim sued Scientology and won.

Larry Wollersheim in the News

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October 23, 1995 Los Angeles Times: Are Searches in Civil Cases Also Violating Rights? "We contend that the authority for the search was obtained without a full and proper disclosure to the court in that it was over-broad and, in effect, a fishing expedition," said Tom Kelley, an attorney representing ex-Scientologist Lawrence Wollersheim, whose Boulder, Colo., home was searched Aug. 22 by a group of marshals, Scientologists and their attorneys. Boulder, Larry Wollersheim, Press, Scientology and Society
September 26, 1995 Scientologists Deleted Data Before Returning Computers The Church of Scientology defied a federal judge and deleted material from the computers and floppy disks of two critics from Boulder before returning them. "We are not ... returning our sacred, confidential, unpublished and copyrighted scriptures," Warren McShane, a church leader in Los Angeles, wrote in a letter that accompanied the return of the computers to the law officies of Faegre & Benson in Denver. The missing documents prompted attorneys for church critics Robert Penny and Lawrence Wollersheim to file a contempt motion in federal court. Denver, Larry Wollersheim, lawsuits, Press, Scientology and Society
September 26, 1995 Most, Not All, Items Seized By Church Of Scientology Returned Scientology refuses to comply with court order: Most of the Church of Scientology documents confiscated last month from the homes of two Boulder County men by U.S. marshals were returned yesterday under orders from the federal courts in Denver and the U.S. Supreme Court. However, the courts ordered that "all" confiscated items be returned to Lawrence Wollersheim and Robert Penny, not "most" of the items. Denver, Larry Wollersheim, lawsuits, Press, Scientology and Society
September 19, 1995 Court Approves Return of Scientology Materials A federal appeals court Monday stiff-armed the Church of Scientology's request to be allowed to keep boxes of information seized in raids of two Boulder County men's homes. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dissolved its five-day-old emergency order holding up return of the materials to Lawrence Wollersheim of Boulder and Bob Penny of Niwot, clearing the way for return of the property. Boulder, CO, Larry Wollersheim, lawsuits, Scientology's Chilling Effect on Free Speech
March 31, 1994 Los Angeles Times: Scientology Loses Bid to Void $2.5-Million Award A judge threw out Scientology's lawsuit seeking to reverse Larry Wollersheim's $2.5-million emotional distress award. Kendrick Moxon, Larry Wollersheim, Los Angeles, CA, Press
October 27, 1989 Court Rejects Challenges to Award in Scientology Case Lawsuit The state Supreme Court rejected challenges to a ruling that dramatically reduced a jury award of $30 million against the Church of Scientology for coercive practices that drove a former member to the edge of insanity and bankruptcy. Larry Wollersheim, lawsuits, Press
April 21, 1987 Supreme Court Turns Down Scientology Plea The Supreme Court's decision clears the way for former Scientologist Larry Wollersheim to begin seizing church assets to satisfy a $30-million award he won last year. Wollersheim, who contended that the church harassed him and drove him to the brink of insanity, was awarded $5 million in compensatory damages and $25 million in punitive damages by the Los Angeles Superior Court jury. harassment, Larry Wollersheim, lawsuits, Press
November 6, 1986 Scientology Church Sued Over Alleged Assault Plot The attorney who won a $30-million judgment against the Church of Scientology sued church members Wednesday, claiming that they concocted a scheme to assault him in the courthouse cafeteria and blame the confrontation on him. In the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, attorney Charles B. O'Reilly alleges that church leaders coaxed a young woman into "assaulting and battering" him in order to file a false criminal complaint against him. assault, false reports, Larry Wollersheim, lawyers, Los Angeles, Press
September 27, 1986 Verdict Is Upheld Against Scientology A Los Angeles judge last week rejected a request that he either overturn a $30 million verdict against the Church of Scientology of California or grant a new trial in a suit by former member Larry Wollersheim, who said Scientologists destroyed his business and drove him to the brink of insanity when he left the church after 11 years. harassment, Larry Wollersheim, lawsuits, Los Angeles, CA, Press, Scientology and Society
September 19, 1986 $30-Million Court Fight Lost by Scientology In a staggering blow to the Church of Scientology of California, a Superior Court judge Thursday upheld a jury's $30-million damage award to a former church member who said the organization wrecked him mentally and financially. disconnection, Fair Game, harassment, Larry Wollersheim, lawsuits, Los Angeles, CA

Larry Wollersheim in the News

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September 24, 1999 David Miscavige Files An Affidavit In The Wollersheim Case In California David Miscavige files an affidavit in the Wollersheim case in California. Larry Wollersheim
May 22, 1996 Scientology v. Wollersheim CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY OF CALIFORNIA, Plaintiff and Appellant v. Lawrence WOLLERSHEIM, Defendant and Respondent Larry Wollersheim
December 11, 1995 Rtc And Bridge Publications V. Factnet, Lawrence Wollersheim, And Robert Penny RTC and Bridge Publications v. FACTnet, Lawrence Wollersheim, and Robert Penny Larry Wollersheim
October 2, 1995 Religious Technology Center And Bridge Publications V. Factnet, Lawrence Wollersheim, And Robert Penny Religious Technology Center and Bridge Publications v. FACTnet, Lawrence Wollersheim, and Robert Penny Larry Wollersheim
September 15, 1995 Religious Technology Center V. Factnet, Lawrence Wollersheim, And Robert Penny Religious Technology Center v. FACTnet, Lawrence Wollersheim, and Robert Penny Larry Wollersheim
October 26, 1989 Larry Wollersheim V. Church Of Scientology Of California Larry Wollersheim v. Church of Scientology of California Larry Wollersheim
February 23, 1987 Religious Technology Center v. Wollersheim RELIGIOUS TECHNOLOGY CENTER, et al., petitioners v. Larry WOLLERSHEIM, et al Larry Wollersheim