Scott v. Ross

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140 F.3d 1275

JASON SCOTT, Plaintiff-Appellee


RICK ROSS, aka Rickey Allen Ross; MARK WORKMAN; CHARLES SIMPSON, Defendants, and CULT AWARENESS NETWORK, a California Non-Profit Corp., Defendant-Appellant

No. 96-35050

United States Court of Appeals,
Ninth Circuit.

September 11, 1997, Argued, Submitted, Seattle, Washington

April 8, 1998, Filed

Paul Lawrence and Ramona M. Emerson, Preston, Gates & Ellis, Seattle, Washington, for the defendant-appellant.

Eric M. Lieberman, Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky & Lieberman, New York, New York, for the plaintiff-appellee.

David J. Bardin, Arent, Fox, Kintner, Plotkin & Kahn, Washington, D.C., for amici curiae American Family Foundation, HALT - an Organization of Americans for Legal Reform, Jews for Judaism, and Watchman Fellowship on Agency, Vicarious Liability and First Amendment Issues.

Before: Mary M. Schroeder and Robert R. Beezer, Circuit Judges, and William W Schwarzer,[1] Senior District Judge. Opinion by Judge Beezer; Dissent by Judge Schwarzer.


  1. The Honorable William W Schwarzer, Senior United States District Judge for the Northern District of California, sitting by designation.