Local Church et al vs. Harvest House et al–Court Documents

April 2, 2004 Order Overruling Defendants’ Objections to Affidavits and Other Summary Judgment Evidence—This evidence included: “Local Church” chapters drafted two years after the first printing of ECNR, as well as other affidavits and deposition testimony. The unpublished chapters admit: “The Local Church … is unique among the groups in this encyclopedia. It is not a cult in the negative sense of the term, nor do the characteristics of cults in the Introduction generally apply to them.”
April 2, 2004 Order Denying Defendants’ Motion to Stay Discovery Pending Trial—Based upon his ruling in the March 31, 2004, telephonic hearing, Judge Sullivan issued a written ruling denying defendants’ motion to delay discovery during Defendants’ appeal.
March 31, 2004 Order Denying Defendants’ Motion to Strike Experts—In a telephone hearing Judge Kent Sullivan denied Defendants’ motion to strike all of Plaintiffs’ experts, based on Defendants’ unwillingness to affirm or deny the truth or falsity of the charges in the book regarding the Plaintiffs. Judge Sullivan ruled that all ten of the Plaintiffs’ expert witnesses may testify.
December 16, 2002 Order Granting Plaintiffs’ Motion To Compel Production Of Documents
December 16, 2002 Order Denying Defendants’ Motion for Protective Order and for Limitation of Discovery