Church Papers Allowed In Suit

Source: Boston Globe
Date: April 11, 1980

Suffolk Superior Court Judge Samuel Adams yesterday refused to prevent three former members of the Church of Scientology from using church documents as part of their damage suits against the church.

The church has charged that two men and a woman from New Hampshire had no authority to take the records from the church's Boston office at 448 Beacon St. and turn them over to their lawyer, Michael J. Flynn of Boston. Flynn has denied they took the records, claiming the documents came into their hands during the course of their employment with the church.

Adams also ordered that the three large cartons of papers and records be impounded until a suit by church officials seeking return of the documents is tried.