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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

IN AND FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA


CIVIL DIVISION

ESTATE OF LISA MCPHERSON, by


and through the Personal Representative,
DELL LIEBREICH,

Plaintiff,
CASE NO.: 1


CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY FLAG


SERVICE ORGANIZATION,
JOHNSON,
and DAVID HOUGHTON, D.D.S.,

Defendants.

AND RELATED COUNTERCLAIM.

ORDER ON AND ALEXANDER’S MOTIONS TO OUASH SUBPOENAS


AND ALTERNATIVE MOTIONS FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER

THIS CAUSE, having come before the Court on March 19, 2002, on Patricia and

Peter Alexander’s Motions to Quash Subpoena and Alternative Motions for Protective Order and

the Court having heard the argument of counsel and being otherwise fully advised in the premises,

the Court issues the following Order and it is thereupon:

ORDERED AND ADJUDGED as follows:

1. This Court finds that an average person viewing the film entitled “The Profit” could
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perceive that it is a parody of the Church of Scientology.
2. To the extent that any person considered as a potential juror in evaluating any

issues involving the Church of Scientology, the process of voir dire provides a fair and complete

remedy to eliminate any potential juror that may possibly have been influenced to be less than fair

and impartial.

3. The parties also have the additional remedy to move for a change of venue if, during

the jury selection process, they are unable to seat a jury that has not been prejudiced by any

knowledge or association with the subject film.

4. The Court is aware that the discovery at issue herein relates to the Counterclaim in

the instant action, and that the Trial on the Complaint and any issues related to said Counterclaim

have been severed.

5. The Court finds that, while that the discovery sought may be relevant to the

Counterclaim, it would be best addressed subsequent to the conclusion of the resolution of the

issues raised in the Complaint.

prior to the Trial


. . .
on the

if the subject should be the subject of an Order non the

on the Counterclaim, in the geographical jurisdiction of

7. Finally, the Subpoenaed Parties are Ordered to maintain and preserve the documents

and/or other materials which are the subject of the subject Subpoenas, and are Ordered to refrain

from disposing of, secreting, destroying, or in any way changing the status quo of the documents

and/or other materials described herein.


DONE AND ORDERED in Chambers, Pinellas County, Florida, this d a y o f A p r i l

2002.

The Honorable Robert E. Beach


Senior Circuit Judge

Copies furnished to:


Luke C. Lirot, Esquire
Moxon, Esquire
G. Dandar, Esquire