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March 16, 1991 | From Religious News Service
Three years after the sex scandal that led to his departure from the Assemblies of God, Jimmy Swaggart finds himself fending off lawsuits by creditors while seeking to persuade other pastors and congregations to join his World Evangelism Fellowship. During the last 15 months, nine television stations and a local contractor have filed suits to collect on more than $200,000 in overdue bills they claim that the Jimmy Swaggart Ministries owes them.
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November 9, 2005 | Jean Guccione, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles judge Tuesday put on hold a lawsuit filed by the church's insurers accusing Cardinal Roger M. Mahony of withholding information about claims that the archdiocese failed to protect children from sexually abusive priests. Four of the 15 insurers -- Employers Reinsurance Corp. and three members of American International Group Inc. -- Insurance Co. of the State of Pennsylvania, Granite State Insurance Co. and American Home Assurance Co.
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September 28, 1988 | DOUGLAS SHUIT, Times Staff Writer
Gov. George Deukmejian signed legislation Tuesday broadening the definition of pornography in California. Deukmejian, continuing to work his way through the more than 1,200 bills sent to him by the Legislature in August, also signed a package of eight bills parceling out $153.8 million to a variety of transportation programs.
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December 21, 2002 | From Associated Press
In a step aimed at resolving more than 400 sex-abuse lawsuits filed against the Boston Archdiocese, lawyers for alleged victims submitted rough estimates Friday of how much money they are seeking. The undisclosed figures were submitted by about two dozen lawyers and were based on descriptions of the alleged abuse, how alleged victims were hurt and how much money the lawyers believe their clients should receive. Lawyers for the archdiocese have until Jan. 15 to respond.
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October 3, 1996 | CATHY WERBLIN
The Bible says to love thy neighbor, but it doesn't say anything about not taking thy neighbor to court. One particular case involves a Garden Grove church and a cemetery, two establishments usually thought of as working hand-in-hand. But the neighbors have had a major falling-out over a row of trees--more specifically, falling branches from 100-year-old pines along the property line.
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August 17, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An Australian law firm said it is planning to sue the country's Roman Catholic and Anglican churches on behalf of more than 50 men and women who allege they were sexually assaulted by clergymen over the last 60 years. Melbourne firm Maurice Blackburn & Co. said writs will be issued in Victoria courts over the next two weeks seeking unlimited damages. "(Each) church knew or ought to have known that these individuals were likely to offend again.
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August 27, 1993 | From Associated Press
A jury has ordered the Christian Science Church to pay $9 million in punitive damages over the death of a boy whose mother relied on prayer to treat his diabetes. It is the first such verdict against the church. The Hennepin County jury awarded Douglass Lundman, the father of the 11-year-old, $5.2 million in compensatory damages from the church, his ex-wife and her husband in a decision last week.
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December 16, 1993 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James Andrew Wantland, 12, was suffering from diabetes, but he was treated with prayers, not insulin, according to his mother. The La Habra boy died last year. Now the Orange County district attorney's office is considering criminal charges against the boy's father, grandmother and other members of the Church of Christ, Scientist in Orange County.
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July 25, 1997 | LARRY B. STAMMER and LIANNE HART, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Dallas and a defrocked priest were ordered Thursday to pay $119 million to 10 men and the family of a suicide victim who were molested as altar boys, in what is believed to be the costliest sex abuse judgment ever levied against a church. The jury award ended an 11-week civil trial in which the church was accused of covering up the conduct of a pedophile priest, Father Rudolph "Rudy" Kos.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1995 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Murrieta Hot Springs pub owner is alleging his business was the victim of "religious terrorism" by members of the Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa, which recently bought the desert resort to create a Christian conference center. In a lawsuit against the chapel filed this month in Riverside County Superior Court, pub owner Ian Fulton alleges church members interfered with his business, including blocking parking with debris, videotaping customers and telling bar patrons to call "1-800-GO-TO-HELL."
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August 21, 2001 | JEAN O. PASCO and WILLIAM LOBDELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Catholic Church disclosed Monday that it has paid $5.2 million and made significant changes in the way it handles allegations of sexual abuse to settle a lawsuit alleging that a prominent Orange County priest and onetime high school principal molested one of his students. The agreement between the Los Angeles and Orange dioceses and Ryan DiMaria of Laguna Hills appears to be the largest publicly disclosed payout of its kind to an individual in church history, experts said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 1998 | From the Associated Press
The Rev. Wiley Drake and his First Southern Baptist Church sued the city of Buena Park and the police chief this week, alleging an illegal search at a church shelter for the homeless. The lawsuit, filed in Orange County Superior Court, asks at least $100,000 in damages over an incident a year ago, Drake said Wednesday, a day after the suit was filed. Police Capt. Gary Hicken, a city spokesman, said he could not comment on the suit until attorneys had reviewed it.
NEWS
April 2, 1998 | From Associated Press
Suspended Roman Catholic priest Rudolph Kos was sentenced Wednesday to the maximum of life in prison for sexually assaulting altar boys in hundreds of attacks that earlier produced a record monetary judgment against the Dallas diocese. Kos, 52, was convicted Saturday on three counts of aggravated sexual assault. In addition to the sentence of life imprisonment on each of those counts, he was sentenced to 20 years in prison on one count of indecency with a child.
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July 25, 1997 | LARRY B. STAMMER and LIANNE HART, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Dallas and a defrocked priest were ordered Thursday to pay $119 million to 10 men and the family of a suicide victim who were molested as altar boys, in what is believed to be the costliest sex abuse judgment ever levied against a church. The jury award ended an 11-week civil trial in which the church was accused of covering up the conduct of a pedophile priest, Father Rudolph "Rudy" Kos.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 1996 | CATHY WERBLIN
The Bible says to love thy neighbor, but it doesn't say anything about not taking thy neighbor to court. One particular case involves a Garden Grove church and a cemetery, two establishments usually thought of as working hand-in-hand. But the neighbors have had a major falling-out over a row of trees--more specifically, falling branches from 100-year-old pines along the property line.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1995 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Murrieta Hot Springs pub owner is alleging his business was the victim of "religious terrorism" by members of the Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa, which recently bought the desert resort to create a Christian conference center. In a lawsuit against the chapel filed this month in Riverside County Superior Court, pub owner Ian Fulton alleges church members interfered with his business, including blocking parking with debris, videotaping customers and telling bar patrons to call "1-800-GO-TO-HELL."
NEWS
April 2, 1998 | From Associated Press
Suspended Roman Catholic priest Rudolph Kos was sentenced Wednesday to the maximum of life in prison for sexually assaulting altar boys in hundreds of attacks that earlier produced a record monetary judgment against the Dallas diocese. Kos, 52, was convicted Saturday on three counts of aggravated sexual assault. In addition to the sentence of life imprisonment on each of those counts, he was sentenced to 20 years in prison on one count of indecency with a child.
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May 25, 1994 | From Associated Press
Two attorneys claim Roman Catholic Church officials knew that three priests had molested nine youngsters in incidents dating back to the 1960s but failed to take action. The nine alleged victims, now men, filed a lawsuit Monday in San Francisco Superior Court. The personal injury suit named Msgr. Patrick O'Shea of St. Cecelia's parish in San Francisco; the Rev. Austin Peter Keegan, formerly of St. Eugene's parish in Santa Rosa, and the Rev. Gary Timmons, founder and counselor at Camp St.
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May 25, 1994 | From Associated Press
Two attorneys claim Roman Catholic Church officials knew that three priests had molested nine youngsters in incidents dating back to the 1960s but failed to take action. The nine alleged victims, now men, filed a lawsuit Monday in San Francisco Superior Court. The personal injury suit named Msgr. Patrick O'Shea of St. Cecelia's parish in San Francisco; the Rev. Austin Peter Keegan, formerly of St. Eugene's parish in Santa Rosa, and the Rev. Gary Timmons, founder and counselor at Camp St.
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December 16, 1993 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James Andrew Wantland, 12, was suffering from diabetes, but he was treated with prayers, not insulin, according to his mother. The La Habra boy died last year. Now the Orange County district attorney's office is considering criminal charges against the boy's father, grandmother and other members of the Church of Christ, Scientist in Orange County.
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