Author Topic: National Association of Forensic Counselors, Inc. v. Narconon International  (Read 15669 times)

Offline snippy

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Too good to be true? May 16, 2014:
http://dockets.justia.com/docket/oklahoma/okedce/6:2014cv00187/23316

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Plaintiff:    National Association of Forensic Counselors, Inc. and American Academy of Certified Forensic Counselors, Inc.
Defendant:    Narconon International, Narconon of Oklahoma, Inc., Narconon of Georgia, Inc., Pita Group, Inc., Narconon - Hawaii, Friends of Narconon Intl., Narconon of Northern California, Premazon, Inc., Intervention Services and Technologies, Inc., Narconon Spring Hill, Inc., Best Drug Rehabilitation.Inc., A Life Worth Living, Inc., Narconon Fresh Start, Inc., Narconon South Texas, Inc., Narconon Eastern United States, Inc., Association for Better Living and Education International, Religious Technology Center, Narconon Trois-Rivieres, Narconon Freedom Center, Inc., Narconon London, Narconon, Incorporated, Golden Millennium Productions, Inc., International Academy of Detoxification Specialists, The Virtual Workforce Co., Ltd., Encognitive.com, GreatCircle Studios, LLC, Church of Scientology International, Royalmark Management, Inc., Gary W. Smith, Derry Hallmark, Rebecca Pool, Janet Watkins, Tom Widman, Vicki Smith, Michael Otto, Michael J. Gosselin, Kathy Gosselin, Michael George, Kent McGregor, James McLaughlin, Robert Newman, Joseph Sauceda, Robert J. Hernandez, Robert Wiggins, Jonathan Beazley, Nicholas Bailey, Joseph Guernaccini, Kevin Lee, Sharon Kubacki, Philip R. Kelly, II, Thomas Garcia, Jason Burdge, Steven K. Bruno, Clark Carr, Dena G. Goad, Michael DiPalma, D. Eric Mitchell, Shana Austin, Nick Hayes, Scott Burgess, David Miscavige, Tibor Palatinus, Sylvain Fournier, Nicholas Thiel, David S. Lee, Richard Hawk, Marcel Gemme, Mary Rieser, Anthony Bylsma, Kenneth H. Pomerance, Richer Dumais, James Woodworth, Carl Smith, Desiree Cardoso, Jonathan Moretti, Michael St. Amand, Cheryl Williams, Marc Bernard, Glen Petcavage, Martin Gamsby, Daphna Hernandez and Luria K. Dion

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Too good to be true? May 16, 2014:
http://dockets.justia.com/docket/oklahoma/okedce/6:2014cv00187/23316

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Plaintiff:    National Association of Forensic Counselors, Inc. and American Academy of Certified Forensic Counselors, Inc.
Defendant:    Narconon International, Narconon of Oklahoma, Inc., Narconon of Georgia, Inc., Pita Group, Inc., Narconon - Hawaii, Friends of Narconon Intl., Narconon of Northern California, Premazon, Inc., Intervention Services and Technologies, Inc., Narconon Spring Hill, Inc., Best Drug Rehabilitation.Inc., A Life Worth Living, Inc., Narconon Fresh Start, Inc., Narconon South Texas, Inc., Narconon Eastern United States, Inc., Association for Better Living and Education International, Religious Technology Center, Narconon Trois-Rivieres, Narconon Freedom Center, Inc., Narconon London, Narconon, Incorporated, Golden Millennium Productions, Inc., International Academy of Detoxification Specialists, The Virtual Workforce Co., Ltd., Encognitive.com, GreatCircle Studios, LLC, Church of Scientology International, Royalmark Management, Inc., Gary W. Smith, Derry Hallmark, Rebecca Pool, Janet Watkins, Tom Widman, Vicki Smith, Michael Otto, Michael J. Gosselin, Kathy Gosselin, Michael George, Kent McGregor, James McLaughlin, Robert Newman, Joseph Sauceda, Robert J. Hernandez, Robert Wiggins, Jonathan Beazley, Nicholas Bailey, Joseph Guernaccini, Kevin Lee, Sharon Kubacki, Philip R. Kelly, II, Thomas Garcia, Jason Burdge, Steven K. Bruno, Clark Carr, Dena G. Goad, Michael DiPalma, D. Eric Mitchell, Shana Austin, Nick Hayes, Scott Burgess, David Miscavige, Tibor Palatinus, Sylvain Fournier, Nicholas Thiel, David S. Lee, Richard Hawk, Marcel Gemme, Mary Rieser, Anthony Bylsma, Kenneth H. Pomerance, Richer Dumais, James Woodworth, Carl Smith, Desiree Cardoso, Jonathan Moretti, Michael St. Amand, Cheryl Williams, Marc Bernard, Glen Petcavage, Martin Gamsby, Daphna Hernandez and Luria K. Dion

Damn! Looks like a whose who of the narCONon/scientology crime syndicate getting served. Is this about how some of these people gained their cert,s?

The clampire will not be pleased. GOOD!

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Oh, yes!  This is big!
http://dockets.justia.com/docket/oklahoma/okedce/6:2014cv00187/23316

Case Number:    6:2014cv00187
Filed:    May 16, 2014
 
Court:    Oklahoma Eastern District Court
Office:    Muskogee Office
County:    Pittsburg
Presiding Judge:    Kimberly E. West
 
Nature of Suit:    Trademark
Cause of Action:    15:1121
Jury Demanded By:    Both

Trademark Infringement.  Most, if not all, of the defendants are scientology entities and/or people.

Related threads:
http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,12318.0.html
http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,12282.0.html
http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,12731.0.html


Eric!
  O^^:O


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Offline SocialTransparency

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Oh, yes!  This is big!
http://dockets.justia.com/docket/oklahoma/okedce/6:2014cv00187/23316

Case Number:    6:2014cv00187
Filed:    May 16, 2014
 
Court:    Oklahoma Eastern District Court
Office:    Muskogee Office
County:    Pittsburg
Presiding Judge:    Kimberly E. West
 
Nature of Suit:    Trademark
Cause of Action:    15:1121
Jury Demanded By:    Both

Trademark Infringement.  Most, if not all, of the defendants are scientology entities and/or people.

Related threads:
http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,12318.0.html
http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,12282.0.html
http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,12731.0.html


Eric!
  O^^:O


https://forums.whyweprotest.net/community/threads/national-association-of-forensic-counselors-vs-narconon.118493/

 TradeMark infringment. Wonder what took them(NAFC) so long to pursue this?

Offline ethercat

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They got their ducks dominoes in a row first.  They've included right up to the top of the Co$ hierarchy.

Narconon International
Association for Better Living and Education International
Religious Technology Center
Church of Scientology International
David Miscavige


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Oh, yes!  This is big!
http://dockets.justia.com/docket/oklahoma/okedce/6:2014cv00187/23316

Case Number:    6:2014cv00187
Filed:    May 16, 2014
 
Court:    Oklahoma Eastern District Court
Office:    Muskogee Office
County:    Pittsburg
Presiding Judge:    Kimberly E. West
 
Nature of Suit:    Trademark
Cause of Action:    15:1121
Jury Demanded By:    Both

Trademark Infringement.  Most, if not all, of the defendants are scientology entities and/or people.

Related threads:
http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,12318.0.html
http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,12282.0.html
http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,12731.0.html


Eric!
  O^^:O


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Offline Miss Fortune

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Just posted a story on my blog: http://www.glisteningquiveringunderbelly.blogspot.com/2014/05/breaking-news-per-wickstroms-best-drug.html

It includes Jason Burdge's expired certificate hot from the Best Drug Rehabilitation website (downloaded it a year ago when this story first broke).

Feel free to extract the image and post it...for some reason, the Javascript doesn't work on my computer.




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Congratulations to you all on this epic win.  I'm sure that the efforts of RFTTP, along with those of WWP, ESMB, the Bunker, and other activist communities all contributed to making this happen.

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Thank you, failboat.  When we all work together doing what we can, we can get amazing results. 

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Just posted a story on my blog: http://www.glisteningquiveringunderbelly.blogspot.com/2014/05/breaking-news-per-wickstroms-best-drug.html

It includes Jason Burdge's expired certificate hot from the Best Drug Rehabilitation website (downloaded it a year ago when this story first broke).

Feel free to extract the image and post it...for some reason, the Javascript doesn't work on my computer.

Here ya go, Miss Fortune:

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Offline BigBeard

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Oh, boy! William Kent McGregor's bogus "Pita Group, Inc." is among the list of defendants.

Hope the folks with badges are paying attention to even some of the stuff I suspect will be coming out in depositions.

« Last Edit: May 20, 2014, 12:58 by BigBeard »
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Offline Miss Fortune

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Thank you!
Just posted a story on my blog: http://www.glisteningquiveringunderbelly.blogspot.com/2014/05/breaking-news-per-wickstroms-best-drug.html

It includes Jason Burdge's expired certificate hot from the Best Drug Rehabilitation website (downloaded it a year ago when this story first broke).

Feel free to extract the image and post it...for some reason, the Javascript doesn't work on my computer.

Here ya go, Miss Fortune:



Offline Mary_McConnell

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Terrific article, Miss Fortune!  The domino effect has begun!

Got quite a few chuckles on:

"Among the 82 named defendants (including the Thumbelina of Scientology, David Miscavige) are Per Wickstrom's Best Drug Rehabilitation, Inc. and the Manistee facility's Deputy Executive Director, Jason Burdge (left). "

and

"Gird your loins, Per Wickstrom! Your saddle's about to get chapped."
I am a volunteer advocate for victims of the Narconon scam. I am a former scientologist. I post anonymously. Mary McConnell is my long time nom de plume. Feel free to contact me for assistance in righting the wrongs.

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Terrific article, Miss Fortune!  The domino effect has begun!

Got quite a few chuckles on:

"Among the 82 named defendants (including the Thumbelina of Scientology, David Miscavige) are Per Wickstrom's Best Drug Rehabilitation, Inc. and the Manistee facility's Deputy Executive Director, Jason Burdge (left). "

and

"Gird your loins, Per Wickstrom! Your saddle's about to get chapped."

Priceless! This lawsuit may have far-reaching effects.

 ooo}
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Just a quick THANK YOU to all who have helped expose this fraudulent network. I am hoping the legal battles will cut off many of the heads of this hydra, and cauterize the cuts to prevent more from sprouting.

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Just a quick THANK YOU to all who have helped expose this fraudulent network. I am hoping the legal battles will cut off many of the heads of this hydra, and cauterize the cuts to prevent more from sprouting.

:)
I am a volunteer advocate for victims of the Narconon scam. I am a former scientologist. I post anonymously. Mary McConnell is my long time nom de plume. Feel free to contact me for assistance in righting the wrongs.

Offline Miss Fortune

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Thank you! Can't wait to keep up the pressure!

Terrific article, Miss Fortune!  The domino effect has begun!

Got quite a few chuckles on:

"Among the 82 named defendants (including the Thumbelina of Scientology, David Miscavige) are Per Wickstrom's Best Drug Rehabilitation, Inc. and the Manistee facility's Deputy Executive Director, Jason Burdge (left). "

and

"Gird your loins, Per Wickstrom! Your saddle's about to get chapped."

Priceless! This lawsuit may have far-reaching effects.

 ooo}

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A press release from Richardson, Richardson, Boudreaux and Keesling:

NAFC Alleges Narconon Int’l and Church of Scientology Int’l, Along with 80 other Defendants, Misused NAFC Logos and Trademarks and Falsified Certifications - PR Web
NAFC, Inc., represented by Richardson, Richardson, Boudreaux & Keesling, PLLC, Files Suit Against Narconon International, Church of Scientology International and 80 Other Named Defendants

Tulsa, Oklahoma (PRWEB) May 21, 2014

The National Association of Forensic Counselors, Inc. (NAFC) and its subsidiary, the American Academy of Certified Forensic Counselors, d/b/a American College of Certified Forensic Counselors, Inc. (ACCFC) filed a complaint (Case No. 14-cv-00187-KEW in Eastern District Court of Oklahoma located in Muskogee, OK) by and through their legal counsel, David R. Keesling of Richardson, Richardson, Boudreaux & Keesling, PLLC against Narconon International, the Church of Scientology International and 80 other named defendants. The case alleges the Defendants conspired to willfully misuse the NAFC logos and trademarks and falsified certifications supposedly obtained through the NAFC or the ACCFC to misrepresent the credentials of their employees and volunteers to promote the Narconon Network.

NAFC provides nationally accredited certifications to individuals who have met specific requirements and received specialized training to provide services to people with addictions, mental health issues, criminal justice problems and corrections needs. NAFC is the only organization to offer an accredited Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor (C.C.D.C.) certification on a national level and has never delegated the authority to provide such certifications to any of the named Defendants.

Allegedly, the Narconon Network willfully misused (and continues to misuse) Plaintiff NAFC’s logos, trademarks and false certifications to further the goals and purposes of the Church of Scientology International. Specifically, Plaintiffs claim that the misuse was calculated to increase the credibility of the Narconon Treatment Centers and the affiliated counselors, and to expand the reach and profitability of the Church of Scientology International to Plaintiffs’ detriment.

The Complaint alleges that the repeated abuse and misuse of the NAFC logos, trademarks and certifications have caused NAFC to suffer:

  • Devaluation of the NAFC certifications in the eyes of the public, the state registration boards, the national boards and the national authorities
  • Significant financial loss
  • Substantial reputational damages

Further, the Defendants’ misrepresentations allegedly have caused the public to believe the Defendants are approved by or affiliated with NAFC.

This suit seeks an immediate injunction to prevent the unauthorized use of NAFC certifications, trademarks and logos along with compensatory, statutory and punitive damages, plus attorneys’ fees.

For further information or questions, contact David R. Keesling by e-mailing nafc(at)rrbklaw(dot)com or calling 918.492.7674. The full complaint can be viewed and downloaded at http://www.richardsonlawfirmpc.com/nafc-vs-narconon-church-of-scientology-intl.

Source: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/05/prweb11872344.htm

Attorney Profile, David R. Keesling
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