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Scientology Did Not Violate Forced Labor Law, Appeals Court Rules

posted on July 26, 2012

A federal appeals court has ruled that “Scientology did not violate a labor law by failing to pay for the work of two former members of the church’s Sea Organization,” Maura Dolan reports for the Los Angeles Times. According to the ruling, the plaintiffs, Marc and Claire Headley, were aware that the organization required unpaid labor. Writing for the court, Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain stated that the plaintiffs worked for Sea Organization “because they believed that it was the right thing to do.”

Read at Los Angeles Times