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A chronology of the progress of The Local Church et al v. Harvest House et al, the libel litigation concerning the Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions.

01/04/2010 amicus brief, court filing, Court of Appeals, court ruling, ECNR, Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions, Harvest House, John Ankerberg, John Weldon, press release, Robert Hawkins, Texas Supreme Court, US Supreme Court

A press release concerning the Texas Supreme Court’s decision not to review the Court of Appeals decision in The Local Church et al v. Harvest House et al.

02/28/2009 ECNR, Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions, Harvest House, John Ankerberg, John Weldon, press release, Texas Supreme Court

The Motion for Rehearing filed by The Local Church et al with the Texas Court of Appeals after the court’s decision in the libel case over the Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions.

02/28/2009 court filing, ECNR, Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions, Harvest House, John Ankerberg, John Weldon, Texas Supreme Court

A letter written after the end of the case over the Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions to those who do not meet with the local churches but who followed the case’s progress.

06/25/2007 AIA, Answers in Action, Christian Research Institute, Court of Appeals, CRI, ECNR, Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions, Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, First Amendment, Fuller Theological Seminary, Harvest House, John Ankerberg, John Weldon, litigation, Texas Supreme Court, US Supreme Court

A letter written after the end of the case over the Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions to the believers who meet in the local churches.

06/22/2007 AIA, Answers in Action, Christian Research Institute, Court of Appeals, CRI, ECNR, Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions, Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, Fuller Theological Seminary, Harvest House, John Ankerberg, John Weldon, litigation, Texas Supreme Court, US Supreme Court

The Response to Petition for Review filed with the Texas Supreme Court in response to a filing by Harvest House et al asking the court to not review the case.

10/27/2006 court filing, ECNR, Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions, Harvest House, John Ankerberg, John Weldon, Texas Supreme Court

An amicus letter brief by apologist Gretchen Passantino filed with the Texas Supreme Court concurring with Hank Hanegraaff’s amicus brief on the dangers of protecting the word cult from defamatory meaning.

08/18/2006 amicus brief, Gretchen Passantino, Texas Supreme Court

An amicus brief filed with the Texas Supreme Court signed by scholars in the fields of religion and the social sciences arguing that the Court of Appeals had failed its obligation to balance First Amendment rights against the social values underlying defamation law.

08/10/2006 amicus brief, scholars, Texas Supreme Court

An amicus brief signed by seven men with extensive experience in publishing and broadcasting, urging the Texas Supreme Court to review the Court of Appeals decision in The Local Church et al v. Harvest House et al to balance First Amendment rights and “the right of religious organizations to be free of unsubstantiated denigration of their reputations.”

08/09/2006 amicus brief, publishing standards, Texas Supreme Court

An amicus brief submitted by eight individuals to the Texas Supreme Court regarding the danger posed by Court of Appeals’ decision to ignore the book’s use of the secular definition of the term cult in parts of the world with repressive governments.

08/09/2006 amicus brief, religious freedom, Texas Supreme Court

An amicus brief filed with the Texas Supreme Court by Hank Hanegraaff asking the court to review the Texas Court of Appeals decision in The Local Church et al v. Harvest House et al based on the danger posed by that decision’s protection of the word cult from defamatory meaning.

08/07/2006 amicus brief, Hank Hanegraaff, Texas Supreme Court

The Petition for Review filed by The Local Church et al with the Texas Supreme Court, asking it to review the Texas Court of Appeals decision in the libel case over the Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions.

08/02/2006 court filing, ECNR, Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions, Harvest House, John Ankerberg, John Weldon, Texas Supreme Court