Author Topic: Western World Insurance Company v. Narconon of Georgia, Narconon International  (Read 8817 times)

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This is a tangent to the Patrick Desmond case.  The insurance company for Narconon of Georgia has filed a lawsuit in Federal Court in Atlanta against parties to the case (except for Lisa Robbins and Sovereign Place) seeking a Declaratory Judgement.  Here are the first documents from that action.

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-06-20-WesternWorldComplaint-1-main.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-06-20-Complaint-ExhibitA-1-1.pdf (This is the Amended Complaint from the Desmond case)

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-06-20-Complaint-ExhibitB-1-2.pdf  (This is the insurance policy that covers NNGa and NNInt for the operations of Narconon of Georgia.)

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-06-20-WesternWorldComplaint-CivilCoverSheet-1-3.pdf  (Court Housekeeping)

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-06-20-WesternWorldComplaint-Summons-NarcononOfGeorgia-2-main.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-06-20-WesternWorldComplaint-Summons-MariaDelgado-2-1.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-06-20-WesternWorldComplaint-Summons-MaryDesmond-2-2.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-06-20-WesternWorldComplaint-Summons-MaryDesmondAdministratrix-2-3.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-06-20-WesternWorldComplaint-Summons-NarcononInternational-2-4.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-06-20-WesternWorldComplaint-Summons-PatrickCDesmond-2-5.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-06-22-GuidlinesToPartiesAndCounselInCasesProceedingBeforeHononableAmyTotenberg-3-0.pdf

Interesting that the Honorable Amy Totenberg is the same judge who the Atlanta Ideal Org RLUIPA case went before.  I also find it interesting that in her Guidelines to Parties and Counsel she included this, considering the troubles with discovery in the Desmond case (I have no idea if this is normally included in Guidelines):

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i. General Principles of Discovery

Counsel and pro se litigants should be guided by courtesy, candor and
common sense, and should conform to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the
Local Rules and applicable orders in conducting discovery. In particular, counsel
and pro se litigants should have in mind the restrictions on the scope of discovery
stated in Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(b) and the good faith obligations implicit in Rule 26(g).
Direct and informal communication between counsel is encouraged to facilitate
discovery and resolve disputes. In this regard, the Court refers counsel and parties
to the guidance offered by the district court for the Central District of California in
O’Connor v. Boeing North American, Inc., 185 F.R.D. 272, 284 (C.D. Cal. 1999):
The Court would like to take this opportunity to address the parties
and their counsel, to stress that “[t]he discovery system depends
absolutely on good faith and common sense from counsel. The courts,
sorely pressed by demands to try cases promptly and to rule
thoughtfully on potentially case dispositive motions, simply do not
have the resources to police closely the operation of the discovery
process. The whole system of [c]ivil adjudication would be ground to
a virtual halt if the courts were forced to intervene in even a modest
percentage of discovery transactions. That fact should impose on
counsel an acute sense of responsibility about how they handle
discovery matters. They should strive to be cooperative, practical and
sensible, and should turn to the courts (or take positions that force
others to turn to the courts) only in extraordinary situations that
implicate truly significant interests.”
(Citations omitted).

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Despite all the harsh statements in the complaint about Patrick's stay at Narconon and the housing, and about his death not being covered and why, the real issue is that Western World Insurance Company must be catching on fast that insuring Narconons is bad for business and they better try and limit their liability - even for paying out deserved funds due plaintiffs.

Western World, along with Narconon Int and Narconon Arrowhead ( Narconon Oklahoma), was sued by the Werninck Family & Kayse's estate this past December in Tulsa court for nonpayment of the agreed upon settlement from last year in the Werninck case. That was regarding Kasey Werninck's negligent death.

First Narconon Arrowhead kills Kayse and go to court and then finally settle because they would lose in a trial anyway. So what do they do. They don't keep their agreement to pay what they owe the family.

The Family is forced to file another lawsuit 6 months later to get them to fulfill their agreement and pay what they settled for. Fortunately 21 days later, they and the insurance company paid up and the case was closed.

Tulsa CJ-2011-7255 12/01/2011 NARCONON OF OKLAHOMA INC (Defendant) WERNINCK, KEITH B v. NARCONON OF OKLAHOMA INC
http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/GetCaseInformation.asp?submitted=true&viewtype=caseGeneral&casemasterID=2478139&db=Tulsa

Narconon execs are not above the law like they are trained to believe.


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Narconon execs are not above the law like they are trained to believe.

I think they may be slowly learning that.

I wonder how many of the Narconons are insured with them.
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More documents from this case:

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-07-26-NoticeOfAppearance-4-0.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-07-26-WaiverOfSummons-5-0.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-07-27-NoticeOfFilingAffidavitsOfService-6-0.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-07-27-NoticeOfFilingAffidavitsOfService-6-1-ExhibitA.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-07-27-NoticeOfFilingAffidavitsOfService-6-2-ExhibitB.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-07-27-NoticeOfFilingAffidavitsOfService-6-3-ExhibitC.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-07-27-SummonsInACivilAction-7-0-ExhibitA.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-07-27-SummonsInACivilAction-8-0-ExhibitB.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-07-27-SummonsInACivilAction-9-0-ExhibitC.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-08-02-SummonsInACivilAction-10-0.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-08-03-SummonsInACivilAction-11-0.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-08-07-StipulationExtendingTimeToAnswer-12-0.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-08-17-NoticeOfFilingProofOfService-13-0.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-08-17-NoticeOfFilingProofOfService-13-1-ExhibitA.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-08-17-ProofOfService-DelgadoDevelopment-14.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-08-27-AnswerOfNNGaAndNNIntToPlaintiffsComplaintForDeclaratoryJudgement-15-0.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-08-29-NoticeOfAppearanceAsCounsel-16-0.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-08-30-CertificateOfInterestedPersonsAndCorporateDisclosureStatement-17-0.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-09-06-AnswerOfPatrickCAndMaryCDesmond-19-0.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-09-06-AnswerOfPatrickCAndMaryCDesmond-19-1-ExhibitA.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-09-06-NoticeOfAppearanceAsCounsel-18-0.pdf

Maybe some of these will be of some use in the similar Western World Insurance Complaint for Declaratory Judgement case in Oklahoma.
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Moar dox!! 
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Well, it appears that most of the defendents in this complaint respond that Western World Insurance is wrong about what it's policy covers. Never thought I would see agreement between all those parties, lol

Sounds like a slam dunk.
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Tony O delivers again!

Scientology Leader David Miscavige: Getting Desperate? - The Underground Bunker
By Tony Ortega

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We can think of many reasons for why Miscavige is worried.

Just this morning, for example, we have a document to share with you that should be sending alarm bells at the RTC building.

It shows that Western World Insurance Company wants out of the Narconon Georgia lawsuit.

We’ve written several times about the Narconon Georgia mess. The 2008 death of a man named Patrick Desmond who had been a patient at the Scientology drug rehab center in the Atlanta area has given rise to a wrongful death lawsuit.

As a result of that lawsuit, the Desmond family attorney, Jeff Harris, has uncovered shocking examples of deceit and wrongdoing by the people who operate the Narconon facility.

Narconon Georgia’s executive director, Mary Rieser, has been caught telling so many lies and holding back so much information, the judge in the case sanctioned the defense so harshly, its answer to the original complaint won’t even be considered in court. It’s a kind of death penalty for the defense that should make things very difficult for Narconon to proceed.

And it turns out Narconon’s insurance company wants no part of the case, leaving Narconon vulnerable to having to pay the full amount if it loses millions in the case.

more at http://tonyortega.org/2012/12/15/scientology-leader-david-miscavige-getting-desperate/
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I love it!! Thanks, mefree  \--O--/
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Here are some more documents.

Not sure why there are duplicates of these, I guess there's one for each party:
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http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-11-01-SummonsToNonProfitsInsuranceAlliance-33.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-11-02-SummonsToNonProfitsInsuranceAlliance-34.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-11-05-SummonsToNonProfitsInsuranceAlliance-35.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-11-06-SummonsToNonProfitsInsuranceAlliance-36.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-11-06-SummonsToNonProfitsInsuranceAlliance-37.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-11-07-SummonsToNonProfitsInsuranceAlliance-38.pdf
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Some standard stuff from Non-Profits Insurance Alliance, who provides coverage in addition to Western World, I believe:
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http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-11-13-NoticeOfAppearanceForNonProfitsInsuranceAlliance-39.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-11-21-MotionToDismissByNonProfitsInsuranceAlliance-40.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-11-21-MotionToStayByNonProfitsInsuranceAlliance-41.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-11-28-NoticeOfFiling-42.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-12-10-WesternWorldResponseToMotionToDismissByNonProfitsInsuranceAlliance-44.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-12-10-WesternWorldResponseToMotionToStayByNonProfitsInsuranceAlliance-43.pdf

Here is where things get interesting.  You will have seen some of the exhibits - the depositions - if you've been following the Desmond case, but there is also a license agreement between Narconon of Georgia and Narconon International, which I don't believe the likes of has been seen before (at least not on the net), and a Weekly Report by Narconon of Georgia to Narconon International.  In addition, in the Desmond's Response to Non-Profits Insurance Alliance's Motion to Dismiss, there is the usual lucid argument by the Desmond's legal team that is always a joy to read.
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http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-12-11-DesmondsResponseToMotionToDismissByNonProfitsInsuranceAlliance-45.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-12-11-DesmondsResponseToMotionToDismiss-ExhibitA-LicenseAgreementNNGa-NNInt.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-12-11-DesmondsResponseToMotionToDismiss-ExhibitB-DepoOfClarkCarr.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-12-11-DesmondsResponseToMotionToDismiss-ExhibitC-DepoOfClaudiaArcabascio.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-12-11-DesmondsResponseToMotionToDismiss-ExhibitD.-DepoOfJetteMcGregor.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-12-11-DesmondsResponseToMotionToDismiss-ExhibitE-NNGaWeeklyReportToNNInt.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-12-11-DesmondsResponseToMotionToDismiss-ExhibitF-DepoOfYarkoManzanares.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-12-11-DesmondsResponseToMotionToDismiss-ExhibitG-NNIntsResponsesToPlaintiffs1stRequestsForAdmissions.pdf
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Thanks.... I.m not quite awake yet and not sure what to make of the business agreement yet. I didn't see anything in it about the type of facility they are discussing, or how housing fits in but I'm sure the Desmond attorneys know it's importance to the case.

Narconon Int is lying through it's teeth on the website stuff. There are hundreds of pages nd many were updated through 2012. I noticed the copyright and update years were missing at the bottom of the pages  they submitted.

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the business agreement came about so they would have the legal authority to come in and do what they pleased with a center.   The license agreement didnt give them the authority to hire/fire, correct staff, go through folders, etc. as they are separate legal entities.  Without it all they could do was threaten to pull the license if they didnt like how things were going. 

I think it proves that they are in fact in the business of running the day to day as they say they arent.  Ive heard all of them talking about it as something needed to ensure they have legal grounds to stand on in case they need to fire someone.
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I don’t see how Narconon International and Narconon Georgia can deny that Narconon Georgia was not a residential facility when it states that Narconon Georgia is a residential facility in their agreement.

 RECITALS
Business Associate liceuses Facility to use the trademarks of Narconon a:rd providos FaciJity
with quality assessment and improvernent actions and general administration activities-
Facjiity is a residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation center and requircs the services of
Business Associate.

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2012-12-11-DesmondsResponseToMotionToDismiss-ExhibitA-LicenseAgreementNNGa-NNInt.pdf

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^^^Nice catch!
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Gee, they may have a point....

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The Court order striking Narconon of Georgia's answer occurred as a result of Narconon of Georgia's failure to cooperate in the defense of the Underlying Action.
183.
Cooperation in the defense of the Underlying Action is a condition to
Western World providing coverage and a defense to the claims, counts and causes of action set forth in the Underlying Action.
184.
Due to Narconon of Georgia's failure to cooperate in the defense of the
Underlying Action, Western World is not obligated to provide coverage or a
defense to Narconon of Georgia.
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http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT/US-1-12-cv-02117-AT-2013-01-08-SecondAmendmentToComplaintForDeclaratoryJudgment-ExhibitA-49-1.pdf

... but if the judge rules in favor of the defendent on this amended complaint and then rules on the fact that Western World Insurance doesn't have to pay because of the lack of cooperation clause in their insurance contract, whose gonna pay Narconon of Georgia's share of claims and damages when they lose the Desmond case? 
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As far as the IRS is concerned, NN GA is part of NN Int which falls under the 'umbrella' of ABLE. According to their 2010 Form 990 ABLE is sitting on $5 million+ of Certificates of Deposit. Shall we play "Connect the dots"?

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I'm not sure we ever posted the outcome on this. It was assumed that the case was terminated once the Desmond case settled. That was the case.

02/07/2013        Civil Case Terminated. (hfm) (Entered: 02/08/2013)

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Thanks for the update, Free.
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Yes, mefree  :)  Thank you!
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