Robert H. Schuller — the founder of Crystal Cathedral and the face of the globally watched “Hour of Power” television program — and his family will be paid just a fraction of the millions they sought from the preacher’s bankrupt ministry.
Schuller’s daughter, Carol Milner, described Monday’s ruling on intellectual property, copyright infringement and contract violations as a “travesty” that leaves the family no choice but to “start liquidating everything.”
“It’s an avoidance of responsibility for an organization to not take care of those who have gone before them. It’s tragic,” she said. “But sometimes tragedies speak louder than other stories.”
Schuller alone had sought $5 million, and additional claims from the family — some that did not state specific amounts — would have pushed the family’s demand far higher. The court gave the family slightly less than $700,000.Continue Reading on www.latimes.com