I sure hate to hear of another death, Mary. Thanks for posting these lawsuits.
...“Dianna explained to Warczak that her son had recently been a passenger in automobile accident in which three of his friends had been killed and her son was the lone survivor. Dianna further explained that her son needed a rehabilitation program that provided both substance abuse treatment and counseling for his grief and depression related to the auto accident,” says the lawsuit.Warczak, the complaint alleges, told Dianna that Narconon “provided for grief and depression as well as substance abuse treatment."Hamilton points out that, in fact, in other cases Narconon has admitted that it doesn’t provide counseling at all. Instead, patients go through Scientology training that is the same for each subject...
ALBION, MI – A former rehabilitation patient at Narconon Freedom Center in Albion has sued the company, claiming the center uses its program to introduce Scientology to unwitting patients seeking drug rehabilitation.In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court on Wednesday, Jan. 14, former patient and Ohio resident Lauren Prevec claims the center charged $25,000 in upfront costs before skipping a medical assessment, taking her completely off her anti-depressant medication and attempting to indoctrinate her to Scientology over the course of two months.
...before skipping a medical assessment, taking her completely off her anti-depressant medication...
QuoteMCARTHUR VS NARCONON OF GEORGIA INCCase date: Monday, October 28, 2013SMALL CLAIMS GENERAL CIVIL mcarthur, sara - Plaintiffhadden, john d - Attorney for Plaintiff 11/04/2013 - unscheduled document - see memo - - waiver of service of summons & offer to extend 60 days - - attorney for plaintiff12/20/2013 - sheriff's entry of service - sheriff 01/06/2014 - answer - late - attorney for defendant Event Type Division Date Time Location Officialtrial magistrate court civil Thursday, January 30, 2014 1:00:00 PM 1C judge magistratetrial magistrate court civil Thursday, February 20, 2014 1:00:00 PM 1C judge magistratehttp://www.gwinnettcourts.com/home.asp#casedetail/case:13-m-37451/No details yet on this small claims civil court case.
MCARTHUR VS NARCONON OF GEORGIA INCCase date: Monday, October 28, 2013SMALL CLAIMS GENERAL CIVIL mcarthur, sara - Plaintiffhadden, john d - Attorney for Plaintiff 11/04/2013 - unscheduled document - see memo - - waiver of service of summons & offer to extend 60 days - - attorney for plaintiff12/20/2013 - sheriff's entry of service - sheriff 01/06/2014 - answer - late - attorney for defendant Event Type Division Date Time Location Officialtrial magistrate court civil Thursday, January 30, 2014 1:00:00 PM 1C judge magistratetrial magistrate court civil Thursday, February 20, 2014 1:00:00 PM 1C judge magistrate
NI forked out 6.5 million for legal settlements in 2012
Tilman Hausherr 1/25/04On 25 Jan 2004 13:24:18 -0800, ronthe...@yahoo.co.uk (Chris Owen)wrote in <f758becc.04012...@posting.google.com>:- show quoted text -There have been several Narconon related lawsuits in Germany.1) Arbeitsgericht München Az.: 24 Ca 14748/86http://www.ingo-heinemann.de/arb14748.htmThis was a labor court decision. The plaintiff successfully suedNarconon to get paid properly and won about $10000 in back pay.2) Verwaltungsgerichtshof Baden-Württemberg Az.: 1 S 3021/92http://home.snafu.de/tilman/krasel/germany/vgh2192.htmlThis was an administrative court decision. The court decided that astate official was right to claim that not a single successful narcononrehabilitation had been proven.3) Amtsgericht Miesbach, Az: Cs 65 Js 21802/90http://home.snafu.de/tilman/narconon.tifFormer president of Narconon Schliersee convicted for practicingmedicine without a license.
Mike Gormez 1/25/04"On 25 Jan 2004 13:24:18 -0800, ronthe...@yahoo.co.uk (Chris Owen)wrote in <f758becc.04012...@posting.google.com>:>I've been asked an interesting question about Narconon's legal history>- has anyone sued it, or been sued by it?According to a translated French Parliamentary Report on Cults of 1995,a woman died and "The County Court of Dijon, in a judgement of January 9,1987 (No 118-87), condemned the assistant-director of the Narconon centerof Grangey-sur-Ource for lack of assistance to a person in danger."http://www.whyaretheydead.net/others/Jocelyne_Dorfmann_34.html
orkel...@hotmail.com 1/26/04ronthe...@yahoo.co.uk (Chris Owen) wrote in message news:<firstname.lastname@example.org>...- show quoted text -There are at least one Swedish case that also was published in thebiggest newspaper DN ( Daily News)1999-03-18) A Weine Petterssonstarted his journey in Narconon and was "bridged" over to an auditor ,scammed for a lot of money, sued the Church but was settled (boughtof) outside court. These brilliant thinkers in Co$ then registreredthe "contract" of silence in the swedish court , were it becameofficial and hence public according to the swedish freedom ofinformation act.read the article in swedish
Tilman Hausherr 3/22/99Translation #1:(Articles by Anna Bodin, Copyright by DN.)<abstract>Scientology churchThe church of Scientology is often accused of brainwashing itsmembers. Weine Pettersson is one of those who brought them tocourt. But the scientologists rather settled outside the court andoffered Weine Pettersson 50.000 SEK in exchange for his silence.<Article>Scientologists bought Weines silenceThe stillness in the room where we sit. The cat that sleeps with itsback toward the radiator. The other cat on the stool, eyes half closedand the tail hanging over the edge like the weight for an oldfashioned clock. The timeless ticking of time. And then this shockingstory: Weine Petterssons tale of how he after years of ineffectivecourses for hundreds of thousands of kronor decided to sue the churchof scientology.The calls from the Office of Special Affairs. The hints andimplications of threats. The mechanisms behind the sects power of themind. The relief at being free at last.The first time Weine heard about the founder of Scientology,L. Rin. Hubbard, was at the Narconon treatment center inHuddinge. He'd been sent there by a social worker to be treated of hisaddiction, from a juvenile use of marihuana that had turned into ahidden use of amphetamine.- It worked well for me, he says. I'd probably been cured at another clinic as well, I'd reached a point where I'd had enough, quitting the habit was fast, and I felt loyal to Narconon. I felt I owed them for getting off the drugs.Gratitude and curiosity made Weine to continue with Hubbards courseswithing the church of scientology. At 23 years of age he met a manbeing employed by the hour by the church, a so called "auditor",spirtiual councellor, and struck a deal on private guidance.In a basement room the treatment continued. Weine held a can in eachhand. Through those the auditor sent a weak current through hisbody. On the contraption there was a movable needle. The auditorcalled the instrument an "e-meter". Weine likens it to a lie detectorthat measures tensions in the individual. The auditor went throughfixed checklists. When an item on the list gave a reading on themeter, there were new followup questions.- You go back to stressful items and work them over until the interest and the tension go away, Weine say. According to him the method is to crate mental sensations. It feels as if something is released. But Weine only got worse. In spite of that he continued the treatment for seven years. In total he paid the auditor some 130.000 kronor. The first 50.000 he borrowed. The remaining 80.000 was from a life insurance he collected when his father died.- Finally I had to realize that the auditor was screwing me. It was like a hammer blow at a glass heart. I felt sick and went to the church of scientology to tell what had happened. The church held several interviews with Weine and recommended him to buy more courses directly from them. For 85.000 kronor more his and the auditors mistake could be corrected. The sum was not exceptional. Weine recalls how scientology salespeople duped people to buy courses for several hundret thousand kronor. They got provision and even followed the buyers in to the bank to borrow the money.Today Weine wiews the situation in a clear light, the auditor connedhim out of 130.000 kronor and it certainly could not be cured withtherapy. Back then his loyalty was stronger than his doubt, and hepaid the requested sum.-The teachings of the church of scientology is totally overwhelming,he tells. It's an indoctrination encompassing everything. Theteachings ar so covering that when you turn around to find a door toback out of, it is very difficult. They have created a mental wallaround you. The reason it's so hard to see through scientology is thatit's built it on eternal thruths, Weine thinks.- The teaching gives you something that's true, that's always been true for as long as there have been people. Hubbard collected these thruths in an incredibly intelligent manner and used them to get power and money by selling them. Weines 85.000 kronor course lasted less than a year. The the church of scientology wanted more money. Then the faith died. At the end of 1995 Weine broke off from the church. He'd seen the posters of people pictured as the enemies of the church, people opposing the goals of the sect. Now he was one of them.- It's an incredible mental pressure the apply to the individual to prevent them from coming out and critizise, debate or question. One could call it brainwashing. More than anything else Weine is upset by the fact that the church of scientology as he sees it is completely undemocratic, while at the same time using the laws and rules of democracy. Without the laws on freedom of religion and the ability to copyright their written material the sect would be unable to make the billions they do today.- It's not whether their courses work or not. The interesting thing is what they are doing with their movement. When Weine started protesting his case eneded up in the church's office for special affairs. Different people called and spoke of the problems a relative still in the church would get. According to Weine it was never about physical violence or spoken threats, but the church created a scary sense of danger as he saw it.In spute of the fear he felt Weine sued the church of scientology andat the end of last year he was offered a settlement that heaccepted. In the deal was written that none of the parties could sayanything about the deal to outsiders or to media.The church of scientology however made the mistake to send the deal tothe district court in Stockholm. In doing so, it became "offentlighandling" and anyone can ask for it to read how the church tried tobuy Weines silence for 50.000 kronor.The story ends. Stillness again spreads in the room. Weines partnerlifts their seven day old daughter and the third cat jumps ut to thewarmth of the pram. This week Weine stays at home with hisfamily. Next monday he'll be back at work again.<2nd article>(By Anna Bodin)"Deals often unethical"Easier to sue the church of scientology than other sects, attorneysays.If you have paid a large amount of money to a sect, your chanses ofgetting them back are slim. Since a religious organisation seldom is alegal entity the former member have to prove who in the sect that gottheir money, something that is usually next to impossible.- The church of scientolgy is an exception, states lawyer Leif Erickson who helped Weine Petterson. They can be sued. Since they are registered as a commercial enterprise you do not need to prove where in the organisation the money is. For commerical enterprises the laws for contractual agreement applies.The lawyer can state that the church of scientology have used thedistress, thoughtlessness (wantonness?) or ignorance of the clientwhen they sold their sourses and purposefully put the members in astate where they could be taken advantage of.- This has been tried in Norway, and they have a couple of judgements stating that the methods used by the church of scientology is so unethical that any contracts resulting should be nullified.When it comes to contractual law there is a common nordic legislatureand this means that the outcome in a swedish court probably would bethe same. As far as Leif Ericksson knows the swedish suits against thesect have seen a judgement.- The suits that have been to court have been settled. The church is afraid of getting a swedish prejudicate. The day we get one the gates open for anyone asking for their money back.<Article 3>(By Anna Bodin)"We gave help to Weine"Exmembers are instigated against us, states reverend of the church ofscientology.Tarja Vulto, reverend and informationofficer at the church ofscientology office of special affairs reject the criticism. Thedisagreements with the church have been the fault of theanticultmovement that twist and distort facts and instigate exmembers.- Weine Pettersson got rid of his drug problem and got help with his life, she say. He could start working and have a family. Then from nowhere and several years he asks for his money back, why? There's no reason except that he's been in touch with a group such as FRI (Swedish CAN equivalent)Why do you pay back 50.000 kronor if you haven't done anything wrong?- We got so much shit for things like this that I don't feel gettinginto particulars. If he feels he didn't get anything in return it'sbetter he gets his money back and we're rid of it.How do you handle it when someone wants to leave?- We try to understand what's happened. It's in our interest to seeto it that people in the church are well and if there's a problem it'shandled. There's special terminals (people with a given task) forpeople that are unwell oc that have criticism or no longer wants to bemembers.Have there been harassment and threats?- I know that there's people who were members in the early 80's thathave said there was, and maybe it was but I've been working for thechurch for twenty years and don't know about it. You can't be ascientologist if you're forced to. It's againts our principles.--Tilman Hausherr [KoX, SP4]til...@berlin.snafu.de http://www.snafu.de/~tilman/#cos Resistance is futile. You will be enturbulated. Xenu always prevails.
Residents v. Narconon (May 31, 1994) Narconon bought Lochemse nursing home 'Deborah' and wanted to establish a clinic. Local residents [whose names are omitted here upon request] oppose it, including under appeal to the zoning. Narconon demanded to be allowed to use the property. Narconon lost. Summary proceedings, May 31, 1994, Zutphen. http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=nl&u=http://kspaink.home.xs4all.nl/cos/idx_zaken.html&prev=search