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Narconon and Other Scientology Front Groups => Narconon and related groups => Topic started by: Mary_McConnell on January 19, 2011, 22:16

Title: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on January 19, 2011, 22:16
I am going to make this an ongoing thread because of all the lawsuits against the various Narconon facilities and in some cases, against Narconon International and Association For Better Living and Education, Inc. This will help victims be able to know where to find information on how to sue Narconon.

Here are some cases against Narconons which I have recently posted docs on over at my scribd. Some are ongoing, some recently closed with settlements or judgements.

LANDMEIER vs. NARCONON OF OKLA.INC, Narconon International 2010
This is an ongoing lawsuit by Landmeier against Narconon Arrowhead in Pittsburg County State court, Oklahoma and Arrowhead's parent organization, Narconon International. Defendent's request for records protective order was stricken. The case is awaiting scheduling.

Tags: Narconon Oklahoma, Arrowhead, Narconon International, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma Lawsuit
http://www1.odcr.com/detail.php?Case=061-CJ%20%201000057&County=061-
See docket at scribd:  http://www.scribd.com/doc/47219080

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WERNINCK, KEITH B. vs. NARCONON OF OKLA.INC
OKLAHOMA  County: Pittsburg  CJ-2010-00168  Date Filed: 06/01/2010
Defendant NARCONON OF OKLA.INC - OKLAHOMA CITY OK, Defendant DBA NARCONON
ARROWHEAD, Defendant NARCONON INTERNATIONAL 3rd Party defendent EUFAULA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL D/B/A COMMUNITY HOSPITAL LAKEVIEW.
 

Ongoing case in Pittsburg County, OK state superior court. The Werninck Family sues: Defendant NARCONON OF OKLA.INC - OKLAHOMA CITY OK, Defendant DBA NARCONON ARROWHEAD, Defendant NARCONON INTERNATIONAL 3rd Party defendent EUFAULA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL D/B/A COMMUNITY HOSPITAL LAKEVIEW.

Complaint not available at this time. Case involves a hospital so medical care or lack of it is involved. Will update as information becomes available.

Tags: Narconon Arrowhead, Narconon of Oklahoma, Inc, Narconon International, EUFAULA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL D/B/A COMMUNITY HOSPITAL LAKEVIEW
See docket up to 12/22/2010
http://www.scribd.com/doc/47218313

updated docket:
01/07/2011 F&E CT. MIN. OF 1-5-11. COMES ON FOR PL. APPL. TO SET 
 CASE FOR PRE-TRIAL CONF. RULING BY AGREEMENT, PL. 
 MOTIONS TO COMPEL AND NARCONON'S MOTION TO QUASH ARE 
 STRICKEN AS MOOT. CASE IS SET FOR HRG. ON EUFAULA 
 COMMUNITY HOSPITAL'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDG. JAN. 26, 
 2011 AT 10 AM. CASE IS SET FOR PRE-TRIAL CONF. FEB. 9, 
 2011 AT 9 AM S/BLAND 
01/12/2011 F&E ORDER S/BLAND 
01/13/2011 F&E MOTION TO AMEND SCHEDULING ORDER 
01/13/2011 F&E RESPONSE TO MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDG. 
01/13/2011 F&E PARTIAL DISMISSAL WITHOUT PREJUDICE 
Total: $198.00
Date: Time: Calendar Events:
07/07/2010 10:00A APPLICATION TO SET CASE FOR SCHEDULING CONF.
11/10/2010 10:00A MOTION TO COMPEL
11/30/2010 11:00A MOTION TO COMPEL
01/26/2011 10:00A MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDG.
02/09/2011 9:00A PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE
http://www1.odcr.com/detail.php?Case=061-CJ%20%201000168&County=061-

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Compton vs Narconon Vista Bay, Narconon International and Association For Better Living and Education

David Compton is suing Narconon Vista Bay, Narconon International and Association For Better Living for Fraud and Breach of Contract. Involved in this is August West Family Services of Capitola CA, a supposedly licensed chemical detox facility front group that exisits solely for Narconon Northern California and it's Vista Bay facility, along with Allen Sosin, MD, the medical director of both facilities. This case is ongoing and I will post more docs as they come and during their upcoming trial.

Tags: Narconon Sued: Weber vs Narconon Southern California 2009 Orange County California
Document: http://www.scribd.com/doc/47216011

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Narconon Sued Again. 2010 Fisher v Narconon Southern California, et al

Let this case be a warning to others seeking substance abuse and or alcohol treatment from Narconon, which provides no one-to-one counseling, medical care, group processing therapy or standard drug education. Nor are they licensed or certified by CARF.

Here we have Fisher v Narconon Southern California, et al - The issues of a false high success rate,
promises of medically supervised detoxification for which Narconon is not licensed, lies, fraud and breach of contract. Key words. Narconon, Narconon Southern California, fraud in the inducement, deceptive trade practices, breach of contract, negligence, violation of California business and health codes. Staff Bon Markham, Gary Downs, June Rosenberry and others. This case was quickly settled.

Tags: narconon breach of contract unjust enrichment narconon southern california fraud: intentional concealment fraud: negligent misrepresentation conversion and unfair competition business and professional orange county ca.
Document: http://www.scribd.com/doc/47181674

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Narconon Lawsuit: Jacobs & Jacobs vs Narconon Southern California, et al. Complaint 2009
Narconon of Southern California was sued here by father and son Jacobs in Orange County Court in Aug 2009 for Breach of Contract, Unjust Enrichment, Fraud - Intentional Concealment, Fraud - Negligent Misrepresentation, Conversion and Unfair Competition - in violation of California Business and Professional codes. The issues of a false high success rate, promises of medically supervised detoxification for which Narconon is not licensed. Patient taken off site to a non Narconon detox facility without knowledge of payee, wherein no licensed physician was in attendance and patient taken off his anti-depressant medication against his will. At Narconon, he was taught and made to do Scientology practices against his wishes and without payee knowledge, despite patient and payee being practicing Jews. Patient suffered from being taken off his medication. Narconon settled this case, as they do all that sue them.

I encourage all victims to find an attorney and sue for their suffering and the return of their monies paid.

Tags: narconon breach of contract unjust enrichment narconon southern california fraud: intentional concealment fraud: negligent misrepresentation conversion and unfair competition business and
professional orange county ca. 
Document: http://www.scribd.com/doc/47183888

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Narconon Sued: Weber vs Narconon Southern California 2009
Michael Weber, as Conservator for Daniel Weber, successfully sued Narconon Southern California in a  case held in SMALL CLAIMS >$5,000<=$7,500 in Laguna Hills, Orange County California in 2009, I cannot help but be reminded of the Raul Lopez court case fined by his mother as Conservator against The Church of Scientology because staff members had taken Raul's Trust monies even though he has severe deficits due to a previous traumatic brain injury.  I am glad that Narconon was not able to get more than $7,500 from the Conservatee in this Weber suit and I am glad they got their money back with the aid of the court.

Tags: Narconon Southern California, lawsuit, Orange County, California, Laguna Hills, judgement,
Document: http://www.scribd.com/doc/47214563

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Narconon Sued: Kerrie Anne Sullivan vs Narconon Southern California et al
2008-2009 Docket Small Claims Court Laguna Hills, Orange County.
In 2008, Ms Sullivan sued Narconon Southern California et al in Orange County Court in Laguna Beach. She sued for between $5,000 and $7500. Mr. Ryan James was named as an interested party and issued a warrant and arrested midway through the case, entered in as a co-defendent. He was released on $6,000 bail. I am not sure what this is about but Ms. Sullivan received a judgement against both parties for the monies she asked for in her complaint. Most likely she was asking back her deposit taken without her consent or after changingher mind because of the known issues with Narconon. What you see here is the docket of her case against Narconon.
 
Tags: california Docket orange county small claims courtnarconon southern california laguna hills ryan james          Document: http://www.scribd.com/doc/47213764
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: mefree on July 10, 2011, 19:46
Mary,

Do you have any info on this case? Judge disqualified  ???

Quote
Complaints/Parties
      
Case CISCV165836 - JARED GREER V NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA


Disposition
     12/31/2050     JUDGE ALMQUIST DISQUALIFIED      Not Applicable 
     09/06/2011 8:29 AM DEPT. 4     FURTHER CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE     
     07/11/2011 9:00 AM DEPT. MC     JURY TRIAL     VACATED 
     07/08/2011 1:30 PM DEPT. MC     TRIAL CALENDAR CALL (JURY TRIAL)     COMPLETED 
     05/06/2011     NOTICE OF CONTINUANCE OF TRIAL AND TRIAL CALENDAR CALL FILED BY NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA      Not Applicable 
     05/02/2011 9:00 AM DEPT. MC     JURY TRIAL     CONTINUED NOT HEARD 
     04/29/2011 1:30 PM DEPT. MC     TRIAL CALENDAR CALL (JURY TRIAL)     CONTINUED NOT HEARD 
     04/18/2011     NOTICE OF ENTRY OF ORDER FILED BY NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA      Not Applicable 
     04/18/2011     SUBSTITUTION OF ATTORNEY FILED. FORMER ATTORNEY GREGORY R DE LA PENA REMOVED AS TO ALEXIS PARTY RENTALINC AND REPLACED WITH ATTORNEY STEVEN E MCDONALD      Not Applicable 
     04/13/2011     STIPULATION AND ORDER RE MAY 5, 2011 TRIAL SESSION FILED BY NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA      Not Applicable 
     04/11/2011     STIP AND ORD RE TRIAL RECEIVED FROM NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA.      Not Applicable 
     04/11/2011     FEE TAKEN FOR STIP AND ORDER.      Not Applicable 
     03/28/2011 10:00 AM DEPT. 4     JURY TRIAL      COMPLETED 
     03/28/2011 9:00 AM DEPT. MC     JURY TRIAL     
     03/25/2011     EXHIBIT LIST - PLAINTIFF FILED.      Not Applicable 
     03/25/2011     TRIAL BRIEF - PLAINTIFF FILED.      Not Applicable 
     03/24/2011 1:30 PM DEPT. MC     TRIAL CALENDAR CALL (JURY TRIAL)     COMPLETED 
     03/23/2011     REQUEST FOR COURT REPORTER AT TRIAL FILED.      Not Applicable 
     03/21/2011     NOTICE DESIGNATION OF VIDEOTAPE DEPOSITION ... FILED BY JARED GREER      Not Applicable 
     03/16/2011     TIME EST: 5 DAYS      Not Applicable 
     03/11/2011     CIVIL TRUST DEPOSIT BY PLAINTIFF (JURY FEE)      Not Applicable 
     03/02/2011     NOTICE OF DEPOSIT OF JURY FEES BY ALEXIS PARTY RENTAL INC FILED BY ALEXIS PARTY RENTALINC      Not Applicable 
     03/02/2011     CIVIL TRUST DEPOSIT BY DEFENDANT ALEXIS PARTY RENTAL-JURY FEES      Not Applicable 
     03/02/2011 8:30 AM DEPT. 4     MOTION TO COMPEL PLAS ATTENDANCE AT EXAMINATION FILED BY NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA      COMPLETED 
     02/22/2011 8:30 AM DEPT. 5     MOTION TO COMPEL PLAS ATTENDANCE AT EXAMINATION FILED BY NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA      CONTINUED 
     02/17/2011     PROOF OF SERVICE BY MAIL OF OPPOSITION TO DEFTS MTN TO COMPEL ... SERVED ON NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, ALEXIS PARTY RENTALINC FILED. DATE OF MAILING: 02/17/11.      Not Applicable 
     02/17/2011     OPPOSITION TO DEFTS MTN TO COMPEL ... FILED BY NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA      Not Applicable 
     02/10/2011     PROPOSED ORD RE MOTION TO COMPEL RECEIVED FROM NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA.      Not Applicable 
     02/10/2011     PROOF OF SERVICE OF MOTION TO COMPEL ON INTERESTED PARTIES. METHOD OF SERVICE PERSONAL. DATE OF PERSONAL SERVICE OR MAILING 02/10/11      Not Applicable 
     02/10/2011     DECLARATION OF JOSEPH D COOPER JR IN SUPPORT OF MOTION TO COMPEL FILED BY NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA      Not Applicable 
     02/10/2011     MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES FILED BY NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA IN SUPPORT OF MOTION TO COMPEL ATTENDANCE AT EXAMINATION      Not Applicable 
     02/10/2011     SET FOR 2/22/11 AT 8:30 IN DEPT 5      
     02/10/2011     MOTION TO/FOR TO COMPEL PLAS ATTENDANCE AT EXAMINATION FILED BY NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA      
     02/10/2011     MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES FILED BY NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA IN SUPPORT OF EX PARTE APP AND ORDER RE MOTION TO COMPEL      Not Applicable 
     02/10/2011     ORDER SHORTENING TIME FOR SERVICE OF NOTICE/ NOTICE MOTION TO COMPEL FILED BY NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA.      Not Applicable 
     02/10/2011     EX PARTE APPLICATION/MOTION/OSC RE MOTION TO COMPEL FILED BY NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA      Not Applicable 
     02/10/2011 1:30 PM DEPT. 5     MEDIATION HEARING     COMPLETED 
     02/10/2011     CIVIL TRUST DEPOSIT BY DEFENDANT NARCONON OF NORTHERN CA (JURY)      Not Applicable 
     02/10/2011     DEFENDANTS NOTICE OF DEPOSIT OF ADVANCE JURY FEES PURSUANT TO C.C.P. 632(B) FILED.      Not Applicable 
     02/03/2011     MEDIATION BRIEF OF NARCANON RECEIVED FROM NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA.      Not Applicable 
     01/13/2011     SET FOR 1/13/11 UPDATED TO 2/07/11 AT 8:30 IN 5      
     12/07/2010 9:00 AM DEPT. 5     MEDIATION HEARING     CONTINUED 
     12/03/2010     MEDIATION BRIEF OF JARED GREER (SERVED ON INTERESTED PARTIES) FILED.      Not Applicable 
     12/01/2010     MEDIATION BRIEF RECEIVED FROM NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA.      Not Applicable 
     11/23/2010     SET FOR 1/13/11 AT 8:30 IN 5      
     11/23/2010     RESERVED HEARING DATE FOR OSC/MOTION RE DEFTS MOT TO COMPEL-COOPER      Not Applicable 
     09/17/2010     ASSOCIATION OF ATTORNEY FOR DEFENDANT ALEXIS PARTY RENTALINC FILED ASSOCIATING BONNIE L PORTIS WITH CURRENT COUNSEL OF RECORD STEVEN MCDONALD      Not Applicable 
     09/15/2010     ASSOCIATION OF ATTORNEY FOR DEFENDANT ALEXIS PARTY RENTALINC FILED ASSOCIATING BONNIE L PORTIS WITH CURRENT COUNSEL OF RECORD STEVEN MCDONALD      Not Applicable 
     09/15/2010     ASSOCIATION OF ATTORNEY FOR DEFENDANT ALEXIS PARTY RENTALINC FILED ASSOCIATING GREGORY R DE LA PENA WITH CURRENT COUNSEL OF RECORD STEVEN MCDONALD      Not Applicable 
     08/16/2010 8:29 AM DEPT. 5     FURTHER CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE     COMPLETED 

http://63.197.255.150/openaccesspublic/CIVIL/CivilDetails.asp?courtcode=A&casenumber=CV165836&casetype=CIS&dsn=
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on August 21, 2011, 16:06
No I don't, on the judge. But the case is just a personal injury case that includes a 3rd party defendent party rental company. Not related to Narconon services
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on August 21, 2011, 16:29
UPDATES:
LANDMEIER vs. NARCONON OF OKLA.INC, Narconon International 2010
This is an ongoing lawsuit by Landmeier against Narconon Arrowhead in Pittsburg County State court, Oklahoma and Arrowhead's parent organization, Narconon International. Defendent's request for records protective order was stricken. The case is awaiting scheduling.

 This case is closed. Not sure what happened. Probably settled. However, I found out some interesting information on the plaintiff and how she probably got involved with Narconon. Plaintiff's mother seems to have a cousin or brother named Meier - either named Beth Bauer Meier or Daniel Meier, and both scientologists.  Presumably the name Meier is a shortened version of Landmeier. In on line search company data, Beth either lived or worked in Canadian OK or before or after moving to Clearwater and later Seattle, WA. Not sure if husband Daniel went with her or if either is an active scientologist. Beth Meier Bauer is an IAS patron. Plaintiff Heather M Landemeier is shown as being related to Beth Marie Meier of Clearwater and Canadian OK, as is plaintiff's mother Valerie. Both LAndmeiers are from IL. I imagine suing Narconon puts family in a disconnection situation or face leaving the cult. Hope it's the latter

Tags: Narconon Oklahoma, Arrowhead, Narconon International, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma Lawsuit
http://www1.odcr.com/detail.php?Case=061-CJ%20%201000057&County=061-
See docket at scribd:  http://www.scribd.com/doc/47219080

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UPDATE

I am sad to announce that this was a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit. on Tuesday, March 3, 2009, Kaysie Dianne Werninck died of double pneumonia due to gross negligence on the part of Narconon Arrowhead in Oklahoma staff, who failed to get her the medical attention she needed and asked for but was prevented from receiving by Narconon until it was too late.

Condolences to Kaysie Dianne Werninck's loved ones. Her obituary can be read here:
http://staugustine.com/stories/030609/obits_030609_053.shtml

Petition Filed by Plaintiffs Werninck on behalf of deceased Narconon "student" Kaysie Werninck. This was a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit. on Tuesday, March 3, 2009, Kaysie Dianne Werninck died of double pneumonia due to gross negligence on the part of Narconon Arrowhead in Oklahoma staff, who failed to get her the medical attention she needed and asked for but was prevented from receiving by Narconon until it was too late.  She died at EUFAULA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Mc Intosh co aka Community Hospital Lakeview, in Eufaula, OK. This case settled in this past spring.
This case settled in this past spring. Here are the only filings I was able to obtain:

Narconon OK Werninck Petition Pg1
http://www.scribd.com/doc/62776819

Werninck vs Narconon OK, Narconon Werninck vs Narconon OK, Narconon http://www.scribd.com/doc/62776817

Narconon Arrowhead Narconon Oklahoma
http://www.scribd.com/doc/62776812

Werninck vs Narconon OKLA, Narconon INT.
Judge DENIES MOTION TO DISMISS & Transfers Case To Pittsburg Co, OK
http://www.scribd.com/doc/62778053


WERNINCK, KEITH B. vs. NARCONON OF OKLA.INC
OKLAHOMA  County: Pittsburg  CJ-2010-00168  Date Filed: 06/01/2010
Defendant NARCONON OF OKLA.INC - OKLAHOMA CITY OK, Defendant DBA NARCONON
ARROWHEAD, Defendant NARCONON INTERNATIONAL 3rd Party defendent EUFAULA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL D/B/A COMMUNITY HOSPITAL LAKEVIEW.
 

Ongoing case in Pittsburg County, OK state superior court. The Werninck Family sues: Defendant NARCONON OF OKLA.INC - OKLAHOMA CITY OK, Defendant DBA NARCONON ARROWHEAD, Defendant NARCONON INTERNATIONAL 3rd Party defendent EUFAULA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL D/B/A COMMUNITY HOSPITAL LAKEVIEW.

Complaint not available at this time. Case involves a hospital so medical care or lack of it is involved. Will update as information becomes available.

Tags: Narconon Arrowhead, Narconon of Oklahoma, Inc, Narconon International, EUFAULA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL D/B/A COMMUNITY HOSPITAL LAKEVIEW
See docket up to 12/22/2010
http://www.scribd.com/doc/47218313

updated docket:
01/07/2011 F&E CT. MIN. OF 1-5-11. COMES ON FOR PL. APPL. TO SET 
 CASE FOR PRE-TRIAL CONF. RULING BY AGREEMENT, PL. 
 MOTIONS TO COMPEL AND NARCONON'S MOTION TO QUASH ARE 
 STRICKEN AS MOOT. CASE IS SET FOR HRG. ON EUFAULA 
 COMMUNITY HOSPITAL'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDG. JAN. 26, 
 2011 AT 10 AM. CASE IS SET FOR PRE-TRIAL CONF. FEB. 9, 
 2011 AT 9 AM S/BLAND 
01/12/2011 F&E ORDER S/BLAND 
01/13/2011 F&E MOTION TO AMEND SCHEDULING ORDER 
01/13/2011 F&E RESPONSE TO MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDG. 
01/13/2011 F&E PARTIAL DISMISSAL WITHOUT PREJUDICE 
Total: $198.00
Date: Time: Calendar Events:
07/07/2010 10:00A APPLICATION TO SET CASE FOR SCHEDULING CONF.
11/10/2010 10:00A MOTION TO COMPEL
11/30/2010 11:00A MOTION TO COMPEL
01/26/2011 10:00A MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDG.
02/09/2011 9:00A PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE
http://www1.odcr.com/detail.php?Case=061-CJ%20%201000168&County=061-


Aug 2011 UPDATE: THIS CASE SETTLED:
Docket
04/01/2011 F&E CT. MIN. OF 3-28-11. COMES ON FOR MOTION HEARING.   RULING PARTIES ANNOUNCE CASE HAS SETTLED. BY AGREEMENT,   CASE IS STRICKEN FROM THE MAY 2011 JURY DKT. JOURNAL  . ENTRY TO BE SUBMITTED WITHIN 20 DAYS OF THIS DATE.   S/BLAND 
04/15/2011  F&E MOTION TO ENFORCE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT 
04/28/2011 F&E DISMISSAL WITH PREJUDICE.

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Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on October 05, 2011, 09:00
I have much to upload and document further but here are some more ( may include others from above but with updates). I include links to files of case documents at my scribd site, as well). Narconon Oklahoma aka Narconon Arrowhead Lawsuits against
http://www.scribd.com/my_document_collections/3207412

Dockets can be found here
http://www1.odcr.com/search.php

File Contains:

WERNINCK v Narconon OKLA & Int.
TRAVAGLINI v Narconon OKLA & Int
LANDMEIER v Narconon OKLA & Int

Werninck-

Plaintiff Werninck response to Narconon Oklahoma Answer denying responsibility for Wrongful Death and Negligence as stated in Petition Filed by Plaintiffs Werninck on behalf of deceased Narconon "student" Kaysie Werninck.

This was a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit. on Tuesday, March 3, 2009, Kaysie Dianne Werninck died of double pneumonia due to gross negligence on the part of Narconon Arrowhead in Oklahoma staff, who failed to get her the medical attention she needed and asked for but was prevented from receiving by Narconon until it was too late.  She died at EUFAULA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Mc Intosh co aka Community Hospital Lakeview, in Eufaula, OK. This case settled in this past spring. I have only a couple of 1st pages of filings posted at scribd, as that was all that was available from another county where the lawsuit began. Kaysie Werninck's obituary can be read here:
http://staugustine.com/stories/030609/obits_030609_053.shtml

This case was settled recently. It was originally filed in OKLA County OK, which is where I obtained available filing pages. I believe NN is suing the hospital now. See below:

Pittsburg County Docket - last notations
04/01/2011 F&E CT. MIN. OF 3-28-11. COMES ON FOR MOTION HEARING.   RULING PARTIES ANNOUNCE CASE HAS SETTLED. BY AGREEMENT,   CASE IS STRICKEN FROM THE MAY 2011 JURY DKT. JOURNAL  . ENTRY TO BE SUBMITTED WITHIN 20 DAYS OF THIS DATE.   S/BLAND 
04/15/2011  F&E MOTION TO ENFORCE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT 
04/28/2011 F&E DISMISSAL WITH PREJUDICE.

Narconon OK Werninck Petition Pg1
http://www.scribd.com/doc/62776819

Werninck vs Narconon OK, Narconon Werninck vs Narconon OK, Narconon http://www.scribd.com/doc/62776817

Narconon Arrowhead Narconon Oklahoma
http://www.scribd.com/doc/62776812

Werninck vs Narconon OKLA, Narconon INT. Judge DENIES MOTION TO DISMISS & Transfers Case To Pittsburg Co, OK
http://www.scribd.com/doc/62778053

Pittsburg CJ-2010-00168 06/01/2010 Defendant - NARCONON INTERNATIONAL WERNINCK, KEITH B. vs. NARCONON OF OKLA.INC 
Docket County  Case Number  Filed On  Party  Case  Offense/Cause 
Pittsburg CJ-2010-00168 06/01/2010 Defendant - NARCONON OF OKLA.INC WERNINCK, KEITH B. vs. NARCONON OF OKLA.INC 
http://www1.odcr.com/detail.php?Case=061-CJ%20%201000168&County=061-

( I believe this BHC LLC case is as of a result of the Werninck case )
Pittsburg CJ-2011-00073 03/10/2011 Plaintiff - NARCONON OF OKLA., INC. NARCONON OF OKLA., INC. vs. BHC, LLC NEGLIGENCE
http://www1.odcr.com/detail.php?Case=061-CJ%20%201100073&County=061- )

Originally filed IN THE DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR OKLAHOMA COUNTY, OKLAHOMA :

KEITH B. WERNINCK and CONNIE A WERNINCK, as co-personal representative of the Estate of Kaysie D. Werninck,vs. NARCONON OF OLAHOMA, INC. D/B/A NARCONON ARROWHEAD, an Oklahoma coporation; and NARCONON INTERNATIONAL, a foreign corporation,
http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/GetCaseInformation.asp?submitted=true&viewtype=caseGeneral&casemasterID=2533441&db=Oklahoma
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Other cases in OKLA ( no documents at hand so far)

Pittsburg County  Case Number  Filed On  Party  Case  Offense/Cause 
Pittsburg CJ-2011-00085 03/24/2011 Defendant - NARCONON ARROWHEAD TRAVAGLINI, ROBERT vs. NARCONON OF OKLA.INC NEGLIGENCE

Pittsburg CJ-2011-00085 03/24/2011 Defendant - NARCONON INTERNATIONAL TRAVAGLINI, ROBERT vs. NARCONON OF OKLA.INC NEGLIGENCE
http://www1.odcr.com/detail.php?Case=061-CJ%20%201100085&County=061-
http://mcalesternews.com/local/x1693505003/NARCONON-on-trial
http://www.timesherald.com/articles/2010/05/06/news/doc4be2bd30957fb282800118.txt?viewmode=fullstory

Pittsburg CJ-2010-00057 03/02/2010 Defendant - NARCONON INTERNATIONAL LANDMEIER, VALERIE L. vs. NARCONON OF OKLA.INC NEGLIGENCE

Pittsburg CJ-2010-00057 03/02/2010 Defendant - NARCONON OF OKLA.INC LANDMEIER, VALERIE L. vs. NARCONON OF OKLA.INC NEGLIGENCE
http://www1.odcr.com/detail.php?Case=061-CJ%20%201000057&County=061-
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Narconon Colorado aka Narconon Southern California sued by Megargel -1- 8pgs
http://www.scribd.com/doc/50609684/Narconon-Colorado-aka-Narconon-Southern-California-sued-by-Megargel-1-8pgs

Compton vs Narconon Vista Bay, Narconon International and Association For Better Living and Education - Complaint
http://www.scribd.com/doc/47216011/Compton-vs-Narconon-Vista-Bay-Narconon-International-and-Association-For-Better-Living-and-Education-Complaint
http://www.courthousenews.com/2010/10/21/Narconon.pdf

Rehab Center Blasted As Scientology Front ( see link to complaint)
The Elliotts sue Narconon Vista Bay, Narconon International and the Association for Living and Education International in Santa Cruz Superior Court, alleging fraud and breach of contract.
http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/07/21/38330.htm
http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/07/21/Narconon.pdf

Narconon Sued Again. Fisher v Narconon Southern California, et al - 2010 Complaint
http://www.scribd.com/doc/47181674/Narconon-Sued-Again-Fisher-v-Narconon-Southern-California-et-al-2010-Complaint

Adonis Mendoza and Pablo Mendoza v Narconon Southern California, Inc. and American Express Company  http://www.courthousenews.com/2009/03/09/Narconon.pdf

Complaint vs Narconon Nevada & Narconon Southern California 2009
http://www.scribd.com/doc/17125312/Complaint-vs-Narconon-Nevada-Narconon-Southern-California-2009

Narconon Northern California

SMITH CATHERINE,  ESTATE OF JUSTIN SMITH  v DEFENDANT NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

Catherine Smith runs Justin Foundation in California. She is an advocate for change in the alcohol and drug rehab arena in California. I send people to her and her deputy James Moog,  at the foundation and both have been very helpful in educating loved ones on the exisiting laws and right.

Her bio states:

"Cathie Smith is Founder and President of The Justin Foundation. After losing her 22-year
old son in an accident, while he was residing in a facility for substance abuse, Cathie
formed The Justin Foundation to facilitate consumer education and protection of
individuals in substance abuse treatment facilities. The Justin Foundation is a Non-Profit
Corporation founded in 2004 and incorporated under the laws of the State of California.
Cathie has served as a consumer advocate on the State of California’s Counselor Certification Advisory Committee (CCAC) since its beginning in January 2005. As Chairperson for the Ethics Sub-Committee for CCAC, Cathie has guided the group through the development of a standardized violations and sanctions matrix currently being considered for implementation by the State of California’s Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs."
http://www.thejustinfoundation.org/documents/CSBio.pdf

Narconon Of Northern Cal Smith Wrongful Death Suit
Case CISCV143261 07/12/2001
SMITH CATHERINE,  ESTATE OF JUSTIN SMITH  v DEFENDANT NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
07/12/2001   COMPLAINT FOR DAMAGES WRONGFUL DEATH 
08/09/2002   STIPULATION AND ORDER TO CONSOLIDATE ACTIONS
 
01/04/2010   FILE RETURNED.   Not Applicable   
   04/01/2003 9:00 AM DEPT. 5   LONG CAUSE TRIAL    COMPLETED   
   03/28/2003 1:30 PM DEPT. 5   TRIAL CALENDAR CALL    COMPLETED   
   03/28/2003 8:29 AM DEPT. 8   CASE MANAGEMENT    COMPLETED   
   03/19/2003   ENTER REQ DISMISS ENTIRE CASE       
   02/19/2003   ORDER APPROVING COMPROMISE OF CLAIM   
 
Case CISCV143261 - NATASHA SKOGLIE ET AL VS NARCONON OF NORTHERN CA
07/12/2001   COMPLAINT FOR DAMAGES WRONGFUL DEATH 
08/09/2002   STIPULATION AND ORDER TO CONSOLIDATE ACTIONS
 
01/04/2010   FILE RETURNED.   Not Applicable   
04/01/2003 9:00 AM DEPT. 5   LONG CAUSE TRIAL    COMPLETED   
   03/28/2003 1:30 PM DEPT. 5   TRIAL CALENDAR CALL    COMPLETED   
   03/28/2003 8:29 AM DEPT. 8   CASE MANAGEMENT    COMPLETED   
   03/19/2003   ENTER REQ DISMISS ENTIRE CASE       
   02/19/2003   ORDER APPROVING COMPROMISE OF CLAIM       
   02/19/2003   REPORTER:CSR#:9444 DENISE GALLAGHER       
   02/19/2003   PETITION GRANTED BOTH PETITIONS       
   02/19/2003 8:30 AM DEPT. 8   PETITION TO APPROVE MINORS COMP (NATASHA SKOGLIE )    CONTINUED   
   02/19/2003 8:30 AM DEPT. 8   PETITION TO APPROVE MINORS COMP (MCKENNA SKOGLIE )    CONTINUED   
   02/07/2003   PETITION TO APPROVE MINORS COMP (MCKENNA SKOGLI E)       
   02/07/2003   PETITION TO APPROVE MINORS COMP (NATASHA SKOGLI E)

Plaintiffs SKOGLIE NATASHA,SKOGLIE MCKENNA 
Party Number  Party Type  Party Name  Attorney  Party Status 
4  CROSS-DEFENDANT  SMITH CATHERINE 
5  CROSS-DEFENDANT  SMITH JUSTIN ESTATE OF  Unrepresented

More info on Justin Smith death, lawsuit.

Another accident tied to Narconon Watsonville, now also known also as
Narconon Vista Bay at the same location on Gaffey Road, this time
involving a dual-fatality (along with 2 seriously injured passengers)
from later in 2000.

(Not reported here is a related and extremely suspicious death of a relative
of one of the victims. He worked for a Scientology entity and was planning
to testify against Narconon, but apparently died days before scheduling a deposition).

Complaint for Damages "Wrongful Death" of Justin Smith (Plaintiff's son)

This case concerns the death of Justin Smith, 22 years old,
following a July 13, 2000 collision when he drove his 1966 Mustang
to excessive speed and it went off the road (a few hundred yards
from the turnoff to Narcononís Watsonville facility) and hit a tree.

Justin was a client at the Narconon facility in Watsonville,
and the allegation is that Narconon staffer Scott Friend wrongly
provided Justin the keys to his vehicle while he was involved
in treatment (which enabled the accident to occur). It is not
believed that drugs or alcohol were a factor in this accident,
per the initial CHP repor.

There were also 3 other persons in that vehicle, and of them
a fellow client (Chad Skoglie, age 27) also died, and two
Narconon staffers (Eric Petersen, age 31, and John Vereeke, age 33)
were seriously injured.
Chad Skoglie was the son of xxxxxxxx xxxxxxx Lxxxx Sxxxxxx,
and a later complaint (which was consolidated into this case)
was filed on behalf of minor children "(N)" and "(McK)"
(regarding the loss of their relation) who resided
with their grandmother in Idaho.

Justin had obtained his vehicle following phone calls made to
his mother, who had planned to remove his vehicle from a
residential garage. Justin feared that his black 1966 Mustang,
a prized possession, would get "destroyed" from "sitting in the
street" near a 7-11 convenience store. Justin was in treatment
for methamphetamine use, following unspecified legal action for
possession (possibly of methamphetamine or paraphernalia),
and was described by Narconon as "typical for admission (to their
program)": "smart," "rebellious," "in denial, and in "legal trouble."

The Plaintiff's claim was that providing car keys to an addict
in treatment, was a violation of not only treatment rules but
could also be seen as negligence. Narconon's attorney,
Steven D. Werth of Low, Ball & Lynch of San Francisco,
countered that the decedent was "negligent himself." Narconon's
defense largely rested on a combination of "cross-complaint" legal
filings described by the Plaintiff's attorney as being "without any
legal or factual theory or justification" and "solely for the
purpose of and intention to intimidate, coerce an/or deter Smith's
pursuit of her original claim," and depositions of Narconon staff,
(some of whom were located by private investigators after being
transferred to a women's shelter in New Mexico, and others who
repeated the assertion that decedent Smith had exhibited speed as
he left the facility just prior to the accident).

Narconon claimed that the "release of liability" signed by Justin
when he entered his treatment program on May 8, 2000, included
language which prevented "any legal action or litigation against
Narconon Inc., its Board of Directors, members, employees, or
L. Ron Hubbard arising for any reason out of my participation in
the Narconon program."

Staff at Narconon Watsonville in 2000 were listed as:
Tyson Bates, Joey Burnham, John Burns, Scott Friend, Angie Manson,
Daniel Manson, Laurie Miller, Andy Troy Moore, Lisa Moore,
Eric Petersen, Tatsuya Sakamoto, xxxxx xxxxxx, William Starr,
P.J. Treat, and John Vereeke. Others named (possibly clients)
were: Ed Hocking, Frank Montara, Mr. Papastefanou, and
Richard Prescott. A local resident who witnessed the accident
was "Hagger."

Eric Petersen, injured in accident, (was Narconon employee)
Last at: Redondo Technologies, Redondo Beach CA 90277

Smith's mother subsequently established a drug-abuse
information program, seen at welcome to the Jason Foundation,
which offers scholarships to students in drug counseling
curricula, and which provides information on state legislation
requiring training of drug counselors.

(Excerpt from FREEDOM November-December 2005)

It was Thursday July 13, 2000, but I remember it like it
was yesterday. I was standing in my living room at 11:30 PM
listening to two police officers tell me my twenty-two year
old son had died in a car accident earlier that evening.
My first words were, "It can't be Justin; he's in a safe place".
It was Justin. In the weeks and months that followed,
I learned that he had not been in a safe place. I learned that:

In the drug addiction field there were few regulations;
Marketing claims publicized by drug rehabilitation clinics could be unsubstantiated;
Residential drug rehabilitation facilities could obtain state licensure by writing their own program;
Patient recruiting and interventions could be sold on a commission basis;
Drug addiction counselors were not required to have any formal education or training;
Patient recruiting and interventions could be sold on a commission basis;
Drug addiction counselors were not required to have any formal education or training;
There were no regulations regarding length of time a counselor needed to be sober before working with clients;
Sexual relationships between staff members and/or clients could go undisciplined;
Alcohol and other drugs could be kept and consumed by staff on residential rehabilitation premises;
Traffic accidents involving drunken staff and clients could go unreported to proper authorities;
Sexual harassment and verbal abuse of staff and clients could occur without consequence;
Even rumors of rape and sexual perversity warranted no investigation.

I was appalled and sickened at what I heard from previous clients, staff
and family members.I asked myself how I, or other parents, could have known what was going
on behind closed doors and the answer is that we could not.

The Justin Foundation was founded because everyone in need of
treatment for alcohol or drug addiction should have a SAFE place to go.
Most of us parents do not know much about addictive drugs, so
The Justin Foundationís first task was to create a parent-friendly
web site at The Justin Foundation offering information regarding addictive drugs.

The second goal was to see mandatory education and training for
drug addiction counselors. The newly enacted state regulations are
a start. We are hopeful the newly formed CAADAC/PAC will be able to
influence legislators to strengthen requirements.
The Justin Foundation stands ready to support that effort and has
agreed to serve on the Counselor Certification and Oversight Committee
being formed by the State.

In today's world of addiction recovery, people can be in unsafe situations
now, so it is imperative we get more counselors that are qualified into
the field as quickly as possible. This year The Justin Foundation started
a scholarship fund to assist people who are committed to obtaining
addiction counselor certification obtain a formal education.
To insure professionalism, only CAADAC approved study programs qualify.
Recipients receive $500.00 per semester for tuition and books, which is
renewable as long as the student maintains a B average in six or more units.
We were able to award two scholarships for the 2005-06 academic year.
In 2006-07, we will award as many scholarships as we can fund.
If you can help with this endeavor, very dollar you send will go
directly into the scholarship fund and is 100% tax deductible.

[img=http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/9319/smithaccidentnews.th.jpg]

[img=http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/1882/accidentreport1.th.jpg]

[img=http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/2611/coverup1.th.jpg]

[img=http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/9421/coverup2.th.jpg]
http://forums.whyweprotest.net/threads/woh-this-is-interesting-narconon.36521/#post-779815
Links to some of the folders in the collection related to Narconon

Narconon Georgia ( related documents)
http://www.scribd.com/my_document_collections/2327242

Narconon California Lawsuits and dox
See Locatelli and other cases
http://www.scribd.com/my_document_collections/2327243

Narconon Licensing Govt Dox
includes 5.Narconon NV Licensing Investigation
http://www.scribd.com/my_document_collections/2327247

Front Groups for Narconon Criminon. Lawsuits and Dox
http://www.scribd.com/my_document_collections/2330353

Narconon Michigan
http://www.scribd.com/my_document_collections/2327253

Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on October 05, 2011, 09:14

Operation Clambake Message Board
Pavlodar, Kazakhstan: Narconon on trial. *Update: GUILTY*
http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=31504

Head of Scientology's Narconon on Trial, Pavlodar, Kazakhstan, Oct.-Nov. 2009
http://youtu.be/123ysxgmSIw
In Nov. 2008, The Kazakhstan financial police searched the premises of the Scientology front organization Narconon in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan. They seized more than one thousand client files and about 200 packages of medicinal compounds that are prohibited in Kazakhstan. The center charged nearly $2,000 a month for its "treatment" of drug or alcohol addiction but reported its income as voluntary donations.

The center operated without a license and its head, Evgeniya Tarkhanova, was accused of illegal business activity. Tarkhanova's trial began in late October 2009. On November 25, she was found guilty and fined. The defendant's attorney was her mother, Tatiana Tarkhanova.

Pavlodar City, Kazakhstan, is the capital of Pavlodar Province, located on the northern border of Karaganda Province.

For additional information: http://forums.whyweprotest.net/threads/narconon-trial-pavlodar-kazakhstan.48750/

http://forums.whyweprotest.net/threads/khazakstan-vs-narconon.59976/

http://kt.kz/index.php?lang=rus&uin=1138536468&chapter=1153509359
Head of Scientologist “Narconon” center sentenced in Pavlodar

Pavlodar. November 25. Kazakhstan Today – The widely-noted trial of the “Narconon” center, which is connected with the religious Scientology organization, ended today in Pavlodar, reports the Kazakhstan Today news agency.

Pavlodar City Court Number 2 issued a guilty verdict against the 25-year-old director of the "Narconon" center and sentenced her to a heavy fine of 7,700 dollars*. The court stated that the convicted defendant has the right to legally appeal the decision within 15 days.

As previously reported, the defendant was charged under Article 190 of the Kazakhstan Criminal Code (illegal business activity). According to the charges, the Narconon rehabilitation and educational center where she worked was engaged in the illegal practice of medicine and provided services to persons suffering from drug or alcohol addiction.

The trial was the result of operations carried out on November 20, 2008 by the Department of Economic Crimes and Corruption. The financial police found that the “Narconon” center had archives containing almost a thousand files labeled “confidential” concerning persons who received services.

In addition, during the search, police seized “accounting documents, 134 packages containing various kinds of medicinal preparations that did not specify the country of origin, a large number of Scientology-oriented books, a program describing the 'Purification' course, a program for the application of medicinal preparations, advertising and promotional materials."

In all, police seized more than 60 boxes of documents, religious literature, and medicinal preparations not registered in Kazakhstan. The financial police reported that "Narconon" patients were misled and that the money received by the organization's leadership was labeled as voluntary donations.

"The forensic chemical analyses of the substances seized during searches concluded that all the substances under investigation, with few exceptions, were medicinal preparations (vitamins, dietary supplements, food products) that are not registered in the state registry of medicines of the Republic of Kazakhstan and that their use in the territory of Kazakhstan is prohibited. The therapeutic doses of active substances in certain vitamins and dietary supplements greatly exceeded the permissible limits," said the financial police.

http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=31504

Update from mnlq1 on WWP http://forums.whyweprotest.net/123-leaks-legal/narconon-trial-pavlodar-kazakhstan-55161/2/#post1147979
Translation
Court Orders Scientology “Narconon” Building in Pavlodar Returned to City Government

February 4, 2010 5:45 P.M.

In Pavlodar, a court decision has ordered that the Scientology “Narconon” building be returned to the city government, reports the Kazakhstan Today agency, based on information published in the regional socio-political weekly Nasha Zhizn [“Our Life"].

According to Nasha Zhizn, the court's decision was made in mid-January. The newspaper says that, during the investigation of the criminal case brought by the financial police against the "Narconon" center more than a year ago, it became clear that “the two-storey building which the organization was based was in fact donated ... by the city government [akimat] of Pavlodar.“

In the past, this administrative building was on the balance sheet of the Gorvodocanal PLC, [“City Water Channel” Public Limited Company], which was created by the city government.

"On March 23, 2000, the building was donated for private ownership to an organization whose name local authorities have stubbornly refused to divulge, and, through it, to ‘Narconon.’” In December 2009, the Finance Department of Pavlodar filed a lawsuit in court demanding that the transfer of the building be recognized as illegal. On January 15, 2010, the court granted the claim and decided to "acknowledge the building as belonging to the communal property of the city," writes Nasha Zhizn, noting that "The court's decision has not yet taken effect. Perhaps, ‘Narconon’ will take the initiative and leave the building."

Nasha Zhizn reminds readers that "’Narconon’ is a subdivision of the Church of Scientology, which was founded by Ron Hubbard and is a totalitarian sect banned in 55 countries worldwide. In Kazakhstan during the mid 1990s, Scientologists managed to penetrate centers of power. In Pavlodar, they gave lectures on ‘Dianetics’ to city officials and found support among them."

"Narconon hid its methods from prying eyes by saying that its activity is to provide not treatment, but rehabilitation of drug addicts, and to conduct interviews with them. Occasionally, information leaked out in the press about detoxification programs in which drug addicts stewed in a sauna and were given horse doses of vitamins, plus some yet-undetermined substances," the newspaper writes.

Last year, as previously reported, after complaints by former patients of "Narconon" to law enforcement, the financial police became interested in this mysterious organization and discovered gross irregularities in the work of this "educational" center.

"First of all, the medical activities of the Pavlodar ‘Narconon’ center turned out to be illegal. The organization did not have a license for this. In addition, treatment was provided to addicts by persons with no medical training, and substances illegally imported into Kazakhstan were stored there. Secondly, it was found that ‘Narconon’ illegally engaged in business activities. For services rendered, they took from their clients huge sums of 100,000 to 300,000 tenge, collecting in this manner 5,746,000 tenge. The employees of the organization called these ‘charitable contributions’", says the article.

Nasha Zhizn recalls also that “Scientology literature and files on a thousand patients were found in the ‘Narconon’ office. In the questionnaires, drug addicts had to answer rather odd questions about their sexual experiences and about attitudes toward intelligence organizations. In the criminal world, the usual purpose of such files is to blackmail victims in the future."

"In October last year, 25-year-old Evgeniya Tarkhanova, assistant to the director of the ‘Narconon’ foundation was put on trial. Why was all the responsibility dumped on this girl, while the director stayed on the sidelines? This remains unclear. She had to answer for the illegal business activity of the organization. The Pavlodar Criminal Court fined Tarkhanova $900 MCI, which is equivalent to 1,166,000 tenge", reports the newspaper.
http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=31504

Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: joseph25 on November 01, 2011, 08:06
Similar subject was being discussed at yahoo answers last week. I can post the link if needed.
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: mefree on November 01, 2011, 13:22
Similar subject was being discussed at yahoo answers last week. I can post the link if needed.

Please do.
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on November 01, 2011, 22:37
Perhaps it was not yahoo answers? I couldn't find anything recent there but here is a link to most recent questions/answers, most recent being 20 months ago
http://answers.yahoo.com/search/search_result;_ylt=AlDUVtjx2QcsOnQ2RiUnJpQjzKIX;_ylv=3?page=1&p=Narconon&orderby=date

This is a good place to comment. I will try to add my 2 cents on some when I can.
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: mefree on December 23, 2011, 00:44
Perhaps it was not yahoo answers? I couldn't find anything recent there but here is a link to most recent questions/answers, most recent being 20 months ago
http://answers.yahoo.com/search/search_result;_ylt=AlDUVtjx2QcsOnQ2RiUnJpQjzKIX;_ylv=3?page=1&p=Narconon&orderby=date

This is a good place to comment. I will try to add my 2 cents on some when I can.

I believe this poster was a spammer.
Quote
Similar subject was being discussed at yahoo answers last week. I can post the link if needed.

Couldn't hurt to comment, though.
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on December 23, 2011, 21:28
Yes, that was a spammer but that spammer posted many 'answers' along the way. Those threads are closed now but I'm on call there via email after signing up but no one has posted any questions about Narconon.
Title: Re: Lawsuits & Liens against Narconon of Georgia & Registered Agent Matt Hines
Post by: Mary_McConnell on December 24, 2011, 22:58
Judgement Lien against Mary Rieser, ED Narconon of Georgia by CACH LLC

Delgado Development IRS Payroll Lien Tax Year 2009
2009 tax year IRS payroll lien against Narconon housing front, Delgado Development run by Scientologists Maria Delgado ( now Webb) and ex husband Damaso (Don) Delgado.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/76441310/Delgado-Development-IRS-Payroll-Lien-Tax-Year-2009

Delgado Development IRS Payroll Lien Tax Qtr June 2009
IRS payroll lien against Narconon housing front Delgado Development run by Scientologist Maria Delgado ( now Webb) and ex husband Damaso (Don) Delgado. Unpaid April-June 2009
http://www.scribd.com/doc/76441309/Delgado-Development-IRS-Payroll-Lien-Tax-Qtr-June-2009
 
Delgado Development IRS Payroll Tax Lien IRS March 01 - Sept 30, 2008
IRS payroll lien against Narconon housing front Delgado Development run by Scientologist Maria Delgado ( now Webb) and ex husband Damaso (Don) Delgado. Unpaid.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/76441308/Delgado-Development-IRS-Payroll-Tax-Lien-IRS-March-01-Sept-30-2008
 
Matthew C Hines Judgement Lien - Halo Title Wins Lawsuit.
This is an unpaid judgement against Narconon of Georgia Registered Agent and Scientologist Matthew C. Hines, Esq. of Georgia in the amount of 
http://www.scribd.com/doc/76441320/Matthew-C-Hines-Judgement-Lien-Halo-Title-Wins-Lawsuit

The Hines Law Firm PC a Georgia Corporation debtor- Judgement Lien by Ameriquest Mortgage

Law Firm of Matthew C Hines PA was sued and lost in a case filed by Ameriquest Mortgage. This judgement lien was filed in April 2008 and is for approx $15,000 plus accrued interest.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/76441319/The-Hines-Law-Firm-PC-a-Georgia-Corporation-debtor-Judgement-Lien-by-Ameriquest-Mortgage

Narconon of Georgia c/o Matthew Hines (Agent) sued by Gary Hood. Judgement Lien. Sept 18, 2009 Judgement Lien by Gary Hood against Narconon of Georgia. A garnishment order was filed on this against Narconon for nonpayment.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/76441316/Narconon-of-Georgia-c-o-Matthew-Hines-Agent-sued-by-Gary-Hood-Judgement-Lien
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: skydog on December 26, 2011, 07:40
Well at least these clowns are providing job security for Georgia lawyers. >:D
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: mefree on December 26, 2011, 10:04
Linking info on new case against NN of GA in this thread:
http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,7825.0/topicseen.html
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: ethercat on December 26, 2011, 23:21
Well at least these clowns are providing job security for Georgia lawyers. >:D

 ;D

Title: Narconon Northern California, Vista Bay current cases
Post by: Mary_McConnell on May 02, 2012, 22:04
John P Hannon III first filed suit against Narconon Northern California aka Narconon Vista Bay on behalf of another Vista Bay victim David Compton in 2010 . That case is settled.
http://free-from-scientology.blogspot.com/2010/10/narconon-rehab-called-front-for.html
Here is the pdf of the complaint filed on October 18, 2010
Compton vs Narconon Vista Bay http://www.courthousenews.com/2010/10/21/Narconon.pdf
 
Now John Hannon is currently representing the Elliotts in this case, out of CA Superior Court at Santa Cruz County :
DANETTE ELLIOTT, ET AL VS NARCONON VISTA BAY
 NARCONON INTERNATIONAL, 
ASSOCIATION FOR LIVING AND EDUCATION
Case # CISCV171600 -
http://www.scribd.com/doc/71756272/Narconon-Vista-Bay-sued-by-Danette-and-Lynn-Elliott-For-Fraud-Breach-of-Contract-2011
 
John Hannon also reps this plaintiff  here( filed Feb 25, 2012)
Sonja Mitchell vs Narconon Northern California Vista Bay, Narconon INternational, Association For Better Living and Education, August West Family Services, Inc. does... ( important case)
http://www.courthousenews.com/2012/03/07/Narconon.pdf
Courthouse news
Narconon
Wednesday, March 07, 2012Last Update: 10:08 AM PT
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - A woman claims in Superior Court that Narconon of Northern California offered incompetent care for her sister's addiction, misrepresented its "success rate," and failed to inform her that the place is "a recruiting tool for the [nonparty] Church of Scientology." http://www.courthousenews.com/2012/03/07/44483.htm
 
Note: You can look at the dockets for the Santa Cruz / Narconon cases here
http://63.197.255.150/openaccesspublic/CIVIL/

In Los Angeles County Superior Court of California there are 2 more cases against Narconon Northern California dba Vista Bay

This is filed in Superior Court of Los Angeles
Case Number BC481342
Anise Evans vs Narconon Northern California, Dr Steven Stein ( Med Dir NN) Mike DiPalma, Harris Evans - Plaintiff attorney Eric I Ryanen of Rizzo & Nelson,  Santa Ana
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Stop-Narconon/Lawsuits/Evans/Evans%20Vs.%20Narconon.pdf
 
Case # BC481302 is also filed in Superior Court of Los Angeles
The patient is also suing NN, the Doc and staff member
Harris Evans vs Narconon Northern California, Dr Steven Stein ( Med Dir NN) Mike DiPalma 
for Med Malpractice (Drs & Surgeons) (General Jurisdiction)
 ( Traut Firm, of Santa Ana, reps plaintiff)
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Stop-Narconon/Lawsuits/Evans/Harris%20Evans%20Vs.%20Narconon.pdf

There are more coming I believe  >:(

UPDATE :

Case Number:  PC052807
NICO GALLION, FREEMAN IVY - Minor Plaintiff  VS. NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, G. MEGAN SHIELDS M.D., STEPHEN MICHAEL STEIN M.D., EVANS HARRIS 
Filing Date:  04/09/2012
Case Type:  Othr Profes Health Care Malpractce (General Jurisdiction)
LEVITT LEICHENGER & ABERLE - Attorney for Plaintiff, FREEMAN JOYCE - Guardian Ad Litem for Minor



 

 
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: mefree on May 02, 2012, 22:32
Sad that there is the need, but good!
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: wendymindy13 on July 25, 2012, 15:20
Hi,

I am looking at bringing suit against a facility to get my money back for not knowing it was a front for Scientology; NONE of the "rehabilitation" focused on learning about and dealing with addiction, and the company is preying on vulnerable people who believe they are being helped; I'm looking for any kind of guidance or success stories so that I can figure out my next steps to get my money back....

Help please?
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: SocialTransparency on July 25, 2012, 16:41
Hi,

I am looking at bringing suit against a facility to get my money back for not knowing it was a front for Scientology; NONE of the "rehabilitation" focused on learning about and dealing with addiction, and the company is preying on vulnerable people who believe they are being helped; I'm looking for any kind of guidance or success stories so that I can figure out my next steps to get my money back....

Help please?
If I may as, What state did this happen in?
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: ethercat on July 25, 2012, 18:27
Hi wendymindy13, and welcome to TP.

Hi,

I am looking at bringing suit against a facility to get my money back for not knowing it was a front for Scientology; NONE of the "rehabilitation" focused on learning about and dealing with addiction, and the company is preying on vulnerable people who believe they are being helped; I'm looking for any kind of guidance or success stories so that I can figure out my next steps to get my money back....

Help please?

A good answer will depend on which facility you went to, how long ago, and if you've already requested a refund directly from NN or not.  If you don't want to post details here, I'd suggest sending a PM to Mary McConnell (http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php?action=pm;sa=send;u=19).  You can use the red link in the last sentence to do that.

Have you done the Narconon Survey yet?  It's done by friendly volunteers, not by Narconon.  The link is below in my signature.
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: mefree on July 25, 2012, 20:32
^^^^
What she said and welcome to Tipping Point! Best of luck with your search. 

Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on July 29, 2012, 00:30
2 MOAR CASES FILED AGAINST NARCONON NORTHERN CALIFORNIA!

Superior Court of California, County of Santa Cruz
http://www.santacruzcourt.org/online-services/case-inquiry

DIANE KIND V NARCONON OF NORTHERN CA ET AL
Case CISCV174551 - DIANE KIND V NARCONON OF NORTHERN CA ET AL
Complaint Number:  0001 — COM COMPLAINT of DIANE KIND  ( Personal Injury- OTHER -)
Original Filing Date:  07/05/2012 
Complaint Status:  ACTIVE 

Party Number  Party Type  Party Name  Attorney  Party Status 
PLAINTIFF  DIANE KIND      HANNON, JOHN First Paper Fee Paid 
2  DEFENDANT  NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA  Unrepresented 
3  DEFENDANT  NARCONON INTERNATIONAL  Unrepresented   
4  DEFENDANT  ASSN FOR BETTER LIVING AND EDUCATION INTL  Unrepresented   
5  DEFENDANT  AUGUST WEST FAMILYSERVICES  Unrepresented   
6  DEFENDANT  DANIEL MANSON   Unrepresented   
7  DEFENDANT  ANGIE MANSON   Unrepresented
8  DEFENDANT  ERIK RUDNICK   Unrepresented
__________________________________ __________

Case CISCV174433 - JANICE OLSON V NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Complaint Number:  0001 — COM COMPLAINT of JANICE OLSON   CIVIL COMPLAINT
Original Filing Date:  06/19/2012 
Complaint Status:  ACTIVE 
Case CISCV174433 - Complaints/Parties
Party Number  Party Type  Party Name  Attorney  Party Status 
1  PLAINTIFF  JANICE OLSON     HANNON, JOHN P  First Paper Fee Paid 
2  DEFENDANT  NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA  Unrepresented   
3  DEFENDANT  NARCONON INTERNATIONAL  Unrepresented 
4  DEFENDANT  ASSOCIATION FOR BETTER LIVING AND  Unrepresented   
5  DEFENDANT  DANIEL MANSON   Unrepresented   
6  DEFENDANT  ANGIE MANSON   Unrepresented
____________________

This makes 4 ongoing cases against NN Northern California, all plaintiff's rep'd by John Hannon III, Esq.
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: BigBeard on July 29, 2012, 10:01
Have the "Have you or a loved one been hurt by narCONon? Call this number 1-800-###-####" blood in the water, shark lawyer TV ads started showing up on Northern California channels yet??

Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on July 29, 2012, 10:37
Have the "Have you or a loved one been hurt by narCONon? Call this number 1-800-###-####" blood in the water, shark lawyer TV ads started showing up on Northern California channels yet??

 ::) We are fortunate that Mr. Hannon takes a small fraction of the many complaints that are sent his way. Getting lawyers to help victims of Narconon is difficult, as most victims have no money left to pay upfront and it has to be a tight case  with damages to be taken on contingency. 
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: ethercat on August 01, 2012, 20:20
Mr. Hannon seems to really know his stuff, about Narconon, as does Jeffrey Harris in Georgia.  If only we could replicate them for every state that has a Narconon in it...

Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on September 18, 2012, 14:03
William Sweeney vs Pur Detox, Inc. Allan Sosin, Md & Does 1-50 inclusive

Superior Court of California, For the County of Orange 
Case # 20-2012 00597715
Complaint for Damages
1) Negligence
2) Medical Malpractice
3) Negligent Supervision
http://www.courthousenews.com/2012/09/18/Scientology.pdf

Discussed here
http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,11471.0.html
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on September 20, 2012, 23:13
I forgot to mention here the recent case, Teague vs Narconon Freedom Center,  and A Forever Recovery. Read for more info:
http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,11433.0.html
Title: Deaths at Narconon Arrowhead spur two more lawsuits
Post by: Mary_McConnell on September 28, 2012, 19:04
The families and estates of Gabriel Graves and Stacy Dawn Murphy are filing lawsuits next week.
 
September 28, 2012
Deaths at Narconon Arrowhead spur two more lawsuits

By Jeanne LeFlore Staff Writer

McALESTER — An attorney for the families of two patients found dead at Narconon Arrowhead says lawsuits against the facility could be filed next week. Meanwhile, officials await autopsy reports in an investigation into four known deaths tied to the Scientology-based facility.Narconon Arrowhead is a national nonprofit drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Canadian.
( read on for more)
http://mcalesternews.com/policecourts/x1241986757/Deaths-at-Narconon-Arrowhead-spur-two-more-lawsuits
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on October 02, 2012, 07:07
Updated the post on Northern California cases to include details on the HArris related complaint:
NICO GALLION, FREEMAN IVY - Minor Plaintiff  VS. NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, G. MEGAN SHIELDS M.D., STEPHEN MICHAEL STEIN M.D., EVANS HARRIS 
http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,6462.msg22863.html#msg22863

This one includes Scientology 's Dr Megan Shields!
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread - Stacy Dawn Murphy
Post by: Mary_McConnell on October 05, 2012, 19:54
Copy of the official complaint:
http://www.tulsaworld.com/webextra/content/items/Petition-Murphy%20Narconon%20filed%2010.5.12.pdf
October 5, 2012
In the District Court in and for Pittsburg County State of Oklahoma

Robert Murphy and Tonya White, individually and as Natural Parents and  Next of Kin of STACY DAWN MURPHY, deceased Plaintiffs
vs
Defendants are Narconon of Oklahoma (NO), d/b/a Narconon Arrowhead, an Oklahoma corporation; Narconon International (NI), a foreign corporation based in California; Association for Better Living and Education International (ABLE), a foreign corporation based in California; and Gerald D. Wootan, DO, M.Ed, medical director of Narconon of Oklahoma.


Readers, please post comments on the web articles reporting today on the lawsuit. This shows the media sources that there is reader interest in these stories. Thanks.

(http://i46.tinypic.com/fa3320.jpg)
http://www.examiner.com/article/wrongful-death-lawsuit-filed-against-narconon-arrowhead-and-dr-gerald-wootan
SNIP:
Quote

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Narconon Arrowhead After Tulsa County Patient Found Dead at Scientology-Related Facility in Pittsburg County Lawsuit also Alleges Negligence, Violation of State Consumer Protection Act.

TULSA, OK, Oct. 5, 2012 - The parents of a patient found dead in July at Narconon Arrowhead filed a lawsuit against the facility today in Pittsburg County District Court, McAlester. The lawsuit alleges wrongful death, negligence, and violation of the Oklahoma Consumer Protection Act.

http://www.examiner.com/article/wrongful-death-lawsuit-filed-against-narconon-arrowhead-and-dr-gerald-wootan

Another family sues Narconon for wrongful lawsuit
Tulsa World - ‎4 hours ago‎
McALESTER -- The attorneys for the family of Stacy Dawn Murphy, who died July 19 while going through drug rehab at Narconon Arrowhead, filed a lawsuit against the facility Friday alleging wrongful death and negligence, according to a press release.
http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=14&articleid=20121005_14_0_McALES998983

Parents File Lawsuit Against Narconon After Owasso Woman Dies In Treatment
News On 6- ‎1 hour ago‎
The lawsuit filed on Friday alleges wrongful death, negligence, and violation of the Oklahoma Consumer Protection Act. It lists the defendants as nonprofit Narconon Arrowhead, Narconon International, the Association for Better Living and Education ...
http://www.newson6.com/story/19748338/lawsuit-filed-against-narconon-arrowhead-after-owasso-woman-dies-in-treatment

Family files wrongful death lawsuit against Narconon Arrowhead
kjrh.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
According to the petition filed Friday in Pittsburg County District Court, the parents alleging wrongful death, negligence and violation of the Oklahoma Consumer Protection Act by Narconon Arrowhead are seeking more than $225,000 in damages. 20-year-old ...
http://www.kjrh.com/dpp/news/local_news/family-files-wrongful-death-lawsuit-against-narconon-arrowhead

Tulsa law firm files lawsuit against Narconon in woman's death
KRMG - ‎5 hours ago‎
A Tulsa lawfirm has filed a lawsuit alleging wrongful death, negligence, and violation of the Oklahoma Consumer Protection Act in the death of an Owasso woman who died at the Narconon Arrowhead facility in July. Stacy Dawn Murphy, 20, had just returned ...
http://www.krmg.com/news/news/local/tulsa-law-firm-files-lawsuit-against-narconon-woma/nST6K/

Wrongful death lawsuit filed against Pittsburg Co. Narconon
KOKI FOX 23 - ‎4 hours ago‎
She was addicted to drugs and she and her parents were introduced to Narconon when they sought treatment for Stacy. They were provided misleading information on the Narconon website and by Narconon representatives, which led them to believe that ...
http://www.fox23.com/news/local/story/Wrongful-death-lawsuit-filed-against-Pittsburg-Co/ktrgmsU-eU6H_rvvnSm8yQ.cspx

Parents file lawsuit against Narconon Arrowhead and it's medical director
Mcalester News Capital - ‎4 hours ago‎
Robert Murphy and Tonya White, parents of 20-year-old Stacy Dawn Murphy of Owasso, seek damages in excess of $75,000 from Narconon Arrowhead, Narconon International, the Association for Better Living and Education International and Dr. Gerald ...
http://mcalesternews.com/policecourts/x1149574337/Parents-file-lawsuit-against-Narconon-Arrowhead-and-one-of-its-doctors
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on October 26, 2012, 20:12
Shirley Gilliam, Natural Mother of Gabriel Graves, deceased and as Special Administrator of the Estate of Gabriel Graves sues Narconon of Oklahoma, Inc d/b/a Narconon Arrowhead,  Narconon International, Association for Better Living And Education ( ABLE ) International, and Dr. Gerald D Wootan, DO, M. Ed for wrongful death, etc. Tulsa News posted about it along with posting the complaint petition

Third lawsuit filed against Narconon

By JARREL WADE World Staff Writer
Published: 10/24/2012  2:26 PM
Last Modified: 10/24/2012  3:20 PM

Document: Read the lawsuit here.
http://www.tulsaworld.com/webextra/content/items/PetitionGilliamagainstNarcononfiled.pdf
Read the article here:
http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=14&articleid=20121024_14_0_Thefam638694
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: ethercat on October 27, 2012, 13:37
I've OCR'ed the Murphy and Graves lawsuits, and stored them here:
http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/Lawsuits-Oklahoma/CJ-2012-265/2012-10-05-CJ-2012-265-Murphy.pdf
http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/Lawsuits-Oklahoma/CJ-2012-295/2012-10-05-CJ-2012-295-Graves.pdf

I believe Hillary's case has been filed also (so hard to keep up with everything going on!), but couldn't find the complaint posted about here.  Do we have it?

It's so good to see these types of statements being made by lawyers, after critics have been saying the same things for years:

Quote
13. Defendant, NO, is a corporate sham and illusion, is merely an adjunct, subsidiary, licensee and/or alter ego of Defendant, Nl, and is heavily controlled by Defendant, Nl.

14. Defendant, Nl, is a corporate sham and illusion, is merely an adjunct, subsidiary, licensee and/or alter ego of Defendant, ABLE, and is heavily controlled by Defendant, ABLE.

... Cut the line about Wooten, aka "Dr. Happy Hands".

16. Defendants, NO, Nl and ABLE, all rely exclusively upon the written "technology" of L. Ron Hubbard (''Hubbard"), the founder of the Church of Scientology, to address the drug and alcohol rehabilitation needs of students enrolled in Narconon programs.

17. This is despite the fact that Hubbard had no known training or education in the field of drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

18. Subsidiary programs like NO implement what they advertise as drug prevention and education programs, based upon the texts of Hubbard, and are forbidden to deviate from these texts. However, none of these programs incorporate known acceptable treatment for drug and/or alcohol addiction.

19. In order to use the Hubbard technology, NO must pay a license fee to NI and agree to use the Hubbard technology in a manner that is heavily regulated by NI.

20. Part of the Hubbard technology, as regulated by NI, includes the course materials and purification component used by NO to "rehabilitate" students. However, neither the materials nor the purification component are designed to advance alcohol and/or drug rehabilitation. Instead, the materials are comprised of eight different levels that are virtually identical to the course materials promoted by ABLE, none of which specifically address treatment for drug and/or alcohol addiction.

21. The purification component of this treatment consists of "The Sauna Program," which is virtually identical to a required component of ABLE training for non-addiction individuals.

22. Another significant portion of the program is devoted to requiring students to undergo various "training routines", or "TR's", that focus upon conditioning students to either give or receive orders. The courses are "self taught" by students and overseen by counselors, who have little or no training other than that offered by NO, NI and/or ABLE, in administering the course themselves.

23. NO students receive no counseling or education in drug and/or alcohol rehabilitation per se, and therapeutic discussion of drugs and their effects among students and staff is actually discouraged. Instead, NO's proponents believe that strict adherence to the Hubbard technology will address the rehabilitation needs of its students. Nl routinely audits its subsidiaries to insure that the Hubbard technology is being zealously followed.

...

26. The NO program operates under strict rules related to the discipline, structure, hierarchy, and training of ABLE and its subsidiaries, none of which are, within themselves, known treatments for drug and/or alcohol addictions.

27. Defendants, NO, Nl and ABLE, fraudulently misrepresented and falsely advertised the Narconon Program as one in which students suffering from alcohol and/or drug addiction would be provided substantive education and rehabilitation in the fields of drug and alcohol abuse. However, instead of providing drug rehabilitation, Defendants concealed, and continue to conceal, the Narconon Program's true relationship with ABLE, by teaching the Hubbard technology and not abuse related education.

This is very important, having this in legal documents.  It sets a basis for all the future lawsuits.  (Not speaking legally, just IMO.)

Oh, and this:

Quote
VICARIOUS LIABILITY & CIVIL CONSPIRACY
...
60. Defendants, NO, Nl and ABLE, acted together in concert to unlawfully and
tortuously operate a dangerous, unsafe and unsupervised drug and alcohol rehabilitation program
at NO, as alleged within the First Cause of Action, supra.
...

What does "ATTORNEY LIEN CLAIMED" mean?  Is this required verbiage for including legal fees in the amount demanded?
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: BigBeard on October 27, 2012, 14:53
[qoute]Instead, the materials are comprised of eight different levels that are virtually identical to the course materials promoted by ABLE, none of which specifically address treatment for drug and/or alcohol addiction.[/quote]

In addition to be identical to the course materials promoted by ABLE, they are identical to the course materials used within the Cof$.

Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on October 28, 2012, 14:54
Thanks, ethercat :)

I'll see about how to get a copy of the Holten complaint.
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Sunshine on October 30, 2012, 12:14
Not sure where to put this, document is part of supportive documents sent to ADP from Narconon in 2008 when Narconon Tahoe was applying for a license.

http://i50.tinypic.com/2eofn9z.jpg
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: snippy on October 30, 2012, 14:38
Thanks Sunshine, that sure helps unravel some of California. if you know anything else about the California history I'm all ears.

Your post could go in the thread that lists Narconons. 
http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,10168.0.html (http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,10168.0.html)

It seams we are missing a few, because Gary Smith told the OK6 reporter there were 160 Narconons worldwide and we only counted about 50 rehabs and various other education centers.
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: snippy on October 30, 2012, 14:43
Quote
Instead, the materials are comprised of eight different levels that are virtually identical to the course materials promoted by ABLE, none of which specifically address treatment for drug and/or alcohol addiction.

In addition to be identical to the course materials promoted by ABLE, they are identical to the course materials used within the Cof$.

From the OK6 interview:
Quote
Drug addiction there, isn't treated with drugs, but by teaching communication and life skills, according to Smith.

"First, realize what problem they were trying to solve by doing drugs or alcohol," said Smith.

How do they do this? Without an e-meter, how do you know for sure you got all the thetan's off. But seriously, I would like to know how they determine and resolve emotional traumas in the first day, week, ... of a three month "course". So now they are licensed mental health counselors? With their sensitivity, I can see why Narconon's PTSD and grief counseling ends with some students running through woods and snow barefoot to get the hell away from them.

The only guarantee that comes with Narconon Arrowhead's "license" is that they will not sue the Oklahoma State health department for not giving them a license.


Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Jgagnor on November 13, 2012, 23:35
Any advise on who to contact to sue racon on vista bay for the mistreatment m daughter was given ??  We live in Florida and she went to vista bay in California ..
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: who me? on November 14, 2012, 00:40
You might PM Mary McConnell. She helps point people to legal and other help. Just go to http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php?action=profile;u=19 and click on "send personal message". Or find one of her posts and click on her name then on "send personal message".

Sorry you and your daughter had the poor fortune to have to deal with NN. I hope you were able to get your daughter real help and that you get your money back from these crooks. They use people's trust and defraud them of money and worse. Take care.
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: mefree on November 20, 2012, 23:58
RUSSELL v. NARCONON INTERNATIONAL et al

Plaintiff: WILLIAM RUSSELL
Defendants: NARCONON INTERNATIONAL, NARCONON GULF COAST INC. and XYZ ENTITIES 1 - 10

Case Number: 3:2012cv00551
Filed: November 16, 2012

Court: Florida Northern District Court
Office: Pensacola Office
County: Okaloosa
Presiding Judge: M CASEY RODGERS
Referring Judge: ELIZABETH M TIMOTHY

Nature of Suit: Labor - Fair Labor Standards Act
Cause: 15:2
Jurisdiction: Federal Question
Jury Demanded By: Plaintiff
http://dockets.justia.com/docket/florida/flndce/3:2012cv00551/68406/
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: mefree on November 26, 2012, 18:07
Another lawsuit has been filed against Narconon Arrowhead.

Negilgence lawsuit filed against Narconon Arrowhead -McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK (http://mcalesternews.com/breakingnews/x942834940/Negilgence-lawsuit-filed-against-Narconon-Arrowhead)
November 26, 2012
By Jeanne LeFlore
Staff Writer

McALESTER — A lawsuit was filed today Narconon Arrowhead by a man who suffered from the same disease as a woman who was found dead at the facility earlier this year.

The suit was filed in Pittsburg County District Court by 21-year-old William Scott a former patient of the facility who has a medical condition called from Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, which requires daily medication, according to the lawsuit.

The condition is also the same that of 21-year-old Hillary Holten who was found dead at the facility in April.....

...Scott is seeking more than $75,000 in damages according the  lawsuit which alleges negligence, violation of the Oklahoma Consumer Protection Act, vicarious liability and civil conspiracy.

Named as defendants in the lawsuit are Narconon of Oklahoma doing business as Narconon Arrowhead, an Oklahoma corporation; Narconon International, a foreign corporation based in California; Association for Better Living and  Education International, a foreign corporation based in California; and Gerald D. Wootan, DO, M.Ed., medical director of Narconon of Oklahoma.

A request for a response from Narconon Arrowhead was not returned by presstime today.

more at http://mcalesternews.com/breakingnews/x942834940/Negilgence-lawsuit-filed-against-Narconon-Arrowhead
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: BigBeard on November 27, 2012, 06:08
Do I hear "Class Action" waiting in the wings??

Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: mefree on November 27, 2012, 20:16
Additional details....

Narconon Arrowhead faces fourth lawsuit this year - McAlester News Capital  (http://mcalesternews.com/policecourts/x942836086/Fourth-lawsuit-this-year-against-Narconon-Arrowhead-alleges-negilgence)
November 27, 2012
By Jeanne LeFlore
Staff Writer

McALESTER — A lawsuit was filed Monday against Narconon Arrowhead by a man who suffered from the same disease as a woman who was found dead at the facility earlier this year.

The lawsuit was filed in Pittsburg County District Court by 21-year-old William Scott. According to the suit, Scott is a former patient of the facility with medical condition called Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, a condition that requires daily medication which the facility failed to give him.

The condition is the same as that of 21-year-old Hillary Holten who was found dead at the facility in April. Her autopsy reported the cause of her death as unknown and the manner of death is undetermined.

The flagship branch of an international drug rehab program located in Canadian, Narconon Arrowhead’s program is based on the teachings of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.

Scott’s lawsuit states that Scientology founder Hubbard had “no known training or education in the field of drug and alcohol rehabilitation.”

The suit is the latest in a string of lawsuits filed this year and an ongoing investigation into the Scientology based facility after three people were found dead in a span of nine months.

Gabriel Graves, Hillary Holten and Stacy Murphy were all found dead at the facility between Oct. of 2011 and July of 2012.

A fourth person, Kaycie Werninck, also died in 2009. while a patient of the facility.

In August, a lawsuit was filed by Matthew and Suzan Holten, the parents of Hillary Holten, alleging Narconon did not provide adequate medical care for their daughter and that she died as a result of Narconon’s negligence.

In October another lawsuit was filed by the parents of Stacy Murphy who was found dead at Narconon Arrowhead in July.

Robert Murphy and Tonya White, parents of 20-year-old Stacy Murphy of Owasso, filed the lawsuit seeking damages in excess of $75,0000 against Narconon International, the Association for Better Living and Education International and Dr. Gerald Wootan.

Also in October, the Shirley Gillaim mother of Gabriel Graves filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging that her son “repeatedly evidenced symptoms of feeling ill, headaches and vomiting,” but was never referred to a physician.

The suit states that Gabriel Graves was found dead the day after he complained of a terrible headache following sauna treatments. In 2009 Keith and Connie Werninck, the parents of Kaysie Werninck, filed a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit alleging their daughter “died of double pneumonia due to gross negligence on the part of Narconon Arrowhead in Oklahoma staff, who failed to get her the medical attention she needed and asked for but was prevented from receiving by Narconon” She died at Community Hospital Lakeview, in Eufaula, The case was settled in 2011.

Meanwhile in the lawsuit filed Monday alleges that during the 18 days that Scott was a patient of Narconon Arrowhead, he was not provided his prescribed medication causing him to be “rushed to the hospital on three separate occasions, twice by ambulance.”

more at http://mcalesternews.com/policecourts/x942836086/Fourth-lawsuit-this-year-against-Narconon-Arrowhead-alleges-negilgence
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Embattled drug treatment facility Narconon faces another lawsuit - kjrh (http://www.kjrh.com//dpp/news/local_news/embattled-drug-treatment-facility-narconon-faces-another-lawsuit)
11/27/2012

Attorney Gary Richardson says Scott was checked in at the Narconon Arrowhead facility for just 17 days. During that time, Richardson says Scott was hospitalized three times, and was not given access to his medication.

Richardson says Scott escaped from the facility and received treatment at a different rehabilitation center in Colorado.

The lawsuit alleges negligence, violation of the Oklahoma Consumer Protection Act and vicarious liability and conspiracy. It seeks damages in excess of $75,000.

See the lawsuit. (http://media2.kjrh.com/html/pdfs/Narcononscott.pdf)

more at http://www.kjrh.com//dpp/news/local_news/embattled-drug-treatment-facility-narconon-faces-another-lawsuit
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: snippy on November 27, 2012, 20:47
They apply the same quack principles over and over and somehow it never dawns on them how flawed it is. That's some powerful koolaid.
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: mefree on November 27, 2012, 22:20
They apply the same quack principles over and over and somehow it never dawns on them how flawed it is. That's some powerful koolaid.

 :(



Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: who me? on November 27, 2012, 22:55
They apply the same quack principles over and over and somehow it never dawns on them how flawed it is. That's some powerful koolaid.

Isn't the definition of insanity doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result?
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: ethercat on November 28, 2012, 07:02
They apply the same quack principles over and over and somehow it never dawns on them how flawed it is. That's some powerful koolaid.

Isn't the definition of insanity doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result?

Yes, who me?.  I think we could safely extrapolate to say that the definition of insanity is what the study of scientology inflicts on people.

It never dawns on them how flawed it is because Narconon's focus is on the money, and on KSW (Keeping Scientology Working).  Nothing else matters to them.  I suppose it also never dawns on them that if scientology worked, they wouldn't have to go to such extreme efforts to "keep scientology working."

http://narconon.blogspot.com/2011/11/narconon-oklahoma-is-deadly-place.html
http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,8624.0.html

Everyone focused on Gabriel when those were posted.  There was another person hurt, too.  "Joe"/Scott.  I hope he will prevail in his case, and I hope he will recover from his injuries.

To think that Narconon of Oklahoma, aka Narconon Arrowhead, is the training center for all other Narconons.  Something is terribly, terribly wrong with Narconon.  It has to be stopped, or these types of events will continue to spread, as they have already.

 :0L||O
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on November 28, 2012, 08:02
We are witnessing the snowball effect of all the efforts made by Narconon victims and critics worldwide to permanently shut these facilities... :){}{}{}
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: CoolHand on November 28, 2012, 11:02

To think that Narconon of Oklahoma, aka Narconon Arrowhead, is the training center for all other Narconons.  Something is terribly, terribly wrong with Narconon.  It has to be stopped, or these types of events will continue to spread, as they have already.

 :0L||O

Arrowhead actually only did a little bit of training.  It was a pipe dream/propaganda line from "management" that Arrowhead was the international training center.  Some people did train there, yes.  Most existing centers just trained their own staff.  Places like the Narconon centers in California were actually offended that Oklahoma got a shiny new building and lots of attention.  Narconon International also felt bypassed in the church events because they were hardly even mentioned, yet so much attention was placed on Arrowhead.  The only reason for all of that was to extract more money from parishioners to "prove" what they were accomplishing.  Smoke and mirrors. 

I have tons of stories about all the attempts to get the training center going - each one of them flopped, because the only ones who really wanted one were Miscavige and his event propaganda team.  One example was how 100 staff from Indonesian prisons were supposed to come and train.  That empty promise was part of the reason Arrowhead purchased that money-pit of a hotel in McAlester...
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: BMF on November 28, 2012, 16:56
Ahhh yes, the international training center (que trumpets).  What a joke that is. I thought to myself, "if this guy is such a bad ass, then just order everyone from nn to come here and train."  Never happened, couple from israel, couple from holland, the reverends and thats about it.  Millions spent for naught.  Total PR. 
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on November 30, 2012, 15:20

To think that Narconon of Oklahoma, aka Narconon Arrowhead, is the training center for all other Narconons.  Something is terribly, terribly wrong with Narconon.  It has to be stopped, or these types of events will continue to spread, as they have already.

 :0L||O

Arrowhead actually only did a little bit of training.  It was a pipe dream/propaganda line from "management" that Arrowhead was the international training center.  Some people did train there, yes.  Most existing centers just trained their own staff.  Places like the Narconon centers in California were actually offended that Oklahoma got a shiny new building and lots of attention.  Narconon International also felt bypassed in the church events because they were hardly even mentioned, yet so much attention was placed on Arrowhead.  The only reason for all of that was to extract more money from parishioners to "prove" what they were accomplishing.  Smoke and mirrors. 

I have tons of stories about all the attempts to get the training center going - each one of them flopped, because the only ones who really wanted one were Miscavige and his event propaganda team.  One example was how 100 staff from Indonesian prisons were supposed to come and train.  That empty promise was part of the reason Arrowhead purchased that money-pit of a hotel in McAlester...

Ahhh yes, the international training center (que trumpets).  What a joke that is.  Miscaviage came to my office when he was there, looked around like he was very satisfied with what he created and left.  I thought to myself, "if this guy is such a bad ass, then just order everyone from nn to come here and train."  Never happened, couple from israel, couple from holland, the reverends and thats about it.  Millions spent for naught.  Total PR.

Facinating stuff. Thanks
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on January 04, 2013, 10:20
Not sure if this was ever included.

Back in 2010, OTBT posted about 2  Michigan Attorney General complaint cases settled in 2010 and reported in Sept 2010 by the state database. One for A Forever Recovery and the other for Narconon Stone Hawk
https://whyweprotest.net/community/threads/narconon-successfully-sued-for-10k.64927/

Here are the details for State of Michigan attorney cases:

1383 Drury, Ann L v Narconon Stone Hawk 5/14/2010 $10,000 for consumer

1234 Delguidice, Gail and Michael v A forever Recovery 2009 $8,000 for consumer


OTBT's post has screenshots of them. There is no direct link to easily locate these on the state site except to an xls file via google search. It's something like this:
Website_TEST.Settlement_Center_Mas ter_Spreadsheet_275499_7.xls

The whole 2010 database of settlements of consumer cases taken up by the MI AG can be seen here as well - search by last name initial
http://www.docstoc.com/docs/86098474/to-view-a-list-of-Attorney---SOM---State-of-Michiganxls

 
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on February 02, 2013, 23:29
http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,11997.msg27543.html#msg27543

Quote
New Lawsuit - Russell v. Narconon International et. al.
« on: November 21, 2012, 09:10 »

http://dockets.justia.com/docket/florida/flndce/3:2012cv00551/68406/
Plaintiff:    WILLIAM RUSSELL
Defendants:    NARCONON INTERNATIONAL, NARCONON GULF COAST INC. and XYZ ENTITIES 1 - 10
Case Number:    3:2012cv00551
Filed:    November 16, 2012
Court:    Florida Northern District Court
Office:    Pensacola Office
County:    Okaloosa
Presiding Judge:    M CASEY RODGERS
Referring Judge:    ELIZABETH M TIMOTHY
Nature of Suit:    Labor - Fair Labor Standards Act
Cause:    15:2
Jurisdiction:    Federal Question       
Jury Demanded By:    Plaintiff

This lawsuit, thankfully, is not another wrongful death or bodily injury case, but is important, nonetheless, with potential repercussions for Narconon nationally.

This case alleges that Narconon International and its branches have not paid the Plaintiff or other unnamed Employees past and present for overtime work during the period of November 2009 and November 2012, and that Plaintiff and all other employees during that period are entitled to overtime pay for their work.  The Plaintiff seeks compensation for all overtime hours worked at one and one-half times their regular pay rate, including interest.

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-3-12-CV-00551-MCR-EMT/US-3-12-CV-00551-MCR-EMT-2012-11-16-Complaint.pdf
http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-3-12-CV-00551-MCR-EMT/US-3-12-CV-00551-MCR-EMT-2012-11-16-Summons-NNGulfCoast.pdf
http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/US-3-12-CV-00551-MCR-EMT/US-3-12-CV-00551-MCR-EMT-2012-11-16-Summons-NNInt.pdf

Defendants are listed as "Narconon International, a/k/a Narconon Southern California, Narconon Gulf Coast Inc., and XYZ Entities 1-10."

The complaint states:
Quote

    It is the intent of this collective action to apply to all similarly situated employees of Defendants regardless of location, such that the scope of this collective action is nationwide and includes each and every State in the United States at which Defendants have been doing business within the three (3) year statute of limitations period between November 2009 and the present.


So anyone reading who has worked at ANY Narconon during that period of time may want to contact the attorneys in this case to be included:

Gregg I. Shavitz, Esquire (gshavitz@ domain below)
Keith M. Stern, Esquire (kstern@ domain below)
Shavitz Law Group, P.A.
1515 South Florida Hwy, Suite 404
Boca Raton, Florida 33432
Telephone: 561-447-8888
Fax: 561-447-8831
Website: http://shavitzlaw.com
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on February 02, 2013, 23:31
JESSIE KARAOGLANIAN VS NARCONON FRESH START, et al
Filing Date:  01/03/2013
Case Type:  Fraud (no contract) (General Jurisdiction)
Status:  Pending
Future Hearings

03/27/2013 at 08:30 am in department NCBB at 300 East Olive, Burbank, CA

91502
Order to Show Cause(re trial court delay reduction)

05/22/2013 at 08:30 am in department NCBB at 300 East Olive, Burbank, CA

91502
Conference-Case Management

Documents Filed | Proceeding Information

Parties

HAGOPIAN VICKEN H. LAW OFFICES OF - Attorney for Plaintiff

KARAOGLANIAN JESSIE - Plaintiff

NARCONON FRESH START - Defendant

SUNSHINE SUMMIT LODGE - Defendant
Case Information | Party Information | Proceeding Information
Documents Filed (Filing dates listed in descending order)

01/14/2013 Notice-Case Management Conference
Filed by Attorney for Plaintiff

01/14/2013 Miscellaneous-Other (civil deposit )
Filed by Attorney for Plaintiff

01/03/2013 Notice (of OSC re trial court delay reduction )
Filed by Court

01/03/2013 Notice-Case Management Conference

01/03/2013 Complaint

01/03/2013 Summons Filed
Filed by Attorney for Plaintiff

01/08/2012 Proof of Service
Filed by Attorney for Plaintiff
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on February 02, 2013, 23:41
Maria Williams vs Narconon Fresh Start, Roger Davis et al
Sexual Harassment, Retaliation for complaints of Sexual Harassment

Case # BC494583 Los Angeles Superior Court of California

Case Summary

Case Number:  BC494583
MARIA WILLIAMS VS NARCONON FRESH START ET AL
Filing Date:  11/01/2012
Case Type:  Wrongful Termination (General Jurisdiction)
Status:  Pending

Future Hearings

02/08/2013 at 08:35 am in department 15 at 111 North Hill Street, Los
Angeles, CA 90012

Motion to Compel(ARBITRATION AND MOTION TO STAY)

Documents Filed | Proceeding Information

Parties

DAVIS ROGER - Defendant/Respondent

DOES 1-100 - Defendant/Respondent

EISENBERG & ASSOCIATES - Attorney for Plaintiff/Petitioner

NARCONON FRESH START - Defendant/Respondent

WHITTINGTON JEFFREY S. ESQ. - Attorney for Defendant/Respondent

WILLIAMS MARIA - Plaintiff/Petitioner
Case Information | Party Information | Proceeding Information


01/28/2013 Opposition Document
Filed by Attorney for Plaintiff/Petitioner

01/10/2013 Opposition Document
Filed by Attorney for Plaintiff/Petitioner

12/27/2012 Motion to Compel (ARBITRATION )
Filed by Attorney for Defendant/Respondent

12/04/2012 Proof-Service/Summons (COMPLAINT )
Filed by Attorney for Plaintiff/Petitioner

11/01/2012 Complaint
__________________________________ __________________



Briana King vs Narconon Fresh Start, Roger Davis, et al

Sexual Harassment, Retaliation for complaints of Sexual Harassment

Case # BC494584   Los Angeles Superior Court of California

 Case Summary
 
Case Number:  BC494584
BRIANA KING VS NARCONON FRESH START ET AL
Filing Date:  11/01/2012
Case Type:  Wrongful Termination (General Jurisdiction)
Status:  Dismissed - Binding Arbitration 01/29/2013
Future Hearings

None
Documents Filed | Proceeding Information

Parties

DAVIS ROGER - Defendant/Respondent

DOES 1 - 100 - Defendant/Respondent

EISENBERG MICHAEL B. ESQ. - Attorney for Plaintiff/Petitioner

KAUFMAN BORGEEST & RYAN LLP - Attorney for Defendant/Respondent

KING BRIANA - Plaintiff/Petitioner

NARCONON FRESH START - Defendant/Respondent
Case Information | Party Information | Proceeding Information


01/29/2013 Order (GRANTING MOTION TO COMPEL ARB re binding arb )
Filed by Court

01/18/2013 Supplemental Declaration
Filed by Attorney for Plaintiff/Petitioner

01/17/2013 Brief
Filed by Attorney for Defendant/Respondent

01/10/2013 Statement-Case Management
Filed by Attorney for Plaintiff/Petitioner

12/27/2012 Motion to Compel
Filed by Attorney for Defendant/Respondent

12/04/2012 Proof-Service/Summons
Filed by Attorney for Plaintiff/Petitioner

11/21/2012 Proof-Service/Summons
Filed by Attorney for Plaintiff/Petitioner

11/08/2012 Notice-Case Management Conference
Filed by Clerk

11/01/2012 Complaint
Case Information | Party Information | Documents Filed

Proceedings Held (Proceeding dates listed in descending order)

01/29/2013 at 01:30 pm in Department 34, Amy D. Hogue, Presiding
Motion to Compel (MOT OF NARCONON AND ROGER DAVIS TO COMPEL BIND ARB/STAY CASE(cf 1-24-13 per Crt Ord)) - Granted

01/24/2013 at 08:30 am in Department 34, Amy D. Hogue, Presiding
Motion to Compel - Continued by Stipulation

Roger Davis
New Inner City Outreach Center in Los Angeles
Roger Davis, Narconon Fresh Start
Director of Community Relations for the Inner City, was named the
Executive Director of the new Narconon Fresh Start Outreach Center in South Central Los Angeles. Roger hosted the grand opening ceremonies on Sunday Nov 27th and introduced attendees and community leaders to the new center. This center will provide free life skills courses to the members of
the surrounding area.
http:// news .narconon .org /pdf /narconon-newsletter-march- 2012 .pdf


Roger Davis is a Registered Addiction Specialist (RAS), Forensic Addictions Counselor (FAC), Certified Co-occurring Disorders Specialist (CCDS) and Certified Women’s Issues Specialist (CWIS). Roger received his training through The Breining Institute, Skidmore University, Charles Drew University and is certified in delivering the Narconon Truth about Drugs lecture series. Roger started working as a drug dependency counselor in 1999 and has been a full time drug educator with Narconon since 2005.

Roger has worked with Boys & Girls Club, Hope for Life Foundation, Salvation Army, Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca, Los Angeles County Juvenile Probation, Men’s Health, Veterans Shelters, World Literacy Crusade, Washington High School, Tabatha's House Bakersfield, SEA Education Centers, Watts Family and Community Center, Inglewood Community Center, Compton City Counsel, Watts Labor Community Family Development Network and many more.

Roger is a military veteran having served in the US Army 101st Airborne Division; he sustained injuries, received an honorable discharge, is a service connected disabled veteran, and served on the Honor Guard for the inauguration of President Ronald Regan. Roger found himself involved with alcohol and drugs after the military, but was able to turn his life around after discovering the rehabilitation technology of Narconon. After that, he dedicated himself to helping others get off of drugs and to educating our society’s youth about the dangers of drugs.

Having been raised in Harlem, NY, Roger’s background as a reformed gang member, reformed drug & alcohol user and veteran, give him valuable
credibility with many of the youth of the inner city. While many of the inner city youth do not accept information from “authority figures”,

Roger not only gives respect, but receives respect in return. He is not only recognized by the community groups within the inner city, but also by some of the inner city gang leaders, who have actually been known to give Roger a “free pass” into their territories to allow him educate their youth.

Roger Davis with Sheriff Dept Roger has spoken to more than 200,000
students, parents and teachers on the dangers of drugs at more than 100
schools & organizations throughout many counties in California and has
also been invited to speak at many inner city conferences and events. He
is very well known for his expertise on how to get inner city youth to
understand the dangers of drugs and understand the path to living a successful and productive life. What sets Roger apart is his ability to connect with the various ethnic cultures of the inner city, building good rapport and relationships with them, and gaining the trust of those who do not easily give trust.

Roger has received many acknowledgements for his effective drug education
seminars by students, counselors, teachers, business leaders, schools and
government agencies & officials.
http:// www. rainbow canyon retreat . com/roger .html

Profile
Roger Joesph Davis, M-RAS, CSC, FAC, CCDS, CWTS

Adelanto, California

Roger Joesph Davis, M-RAS, CSC, FAC, CCDS, CWTS    

Registration / Certification Number:
D1005131202

Initial Registration / Certification Date:
Jul 19, 2010

Current Status:
Active

Renewal Date :
Jul 19, 2014

Other Credentials:
Registered Addiction Specialist- Level II (RAS II) Breining Institute;
Clinical Supervisor Credential (CSC) Breining Institute; Forensic Addictions Counselor Credential (FAC) Breining Institute; Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Specialist Credential (CCDS) Breining Institute; Certified Women's Treatment Specialist Credential (CWTS) Breining Institute;

Actions Affecting Eligibility:
No public record of discipline or administrative actions.


Term Explanations :
◦ Registered Addiction Specialist (RAS) certification number will begin
with a number or a letter A through Z.

◦ RAS Intern (RASi) registration number will begin with "RI-"

◦ "Current Status" may be Active, Inactive (formerly Certified or

Registered), or Suspended. RAS or RASi may be suspended for disciplinary
or administrative reasons.

◦ An RAS Intern is in the process of obtaining education and experience
to qualify for examination. In order to obtain the RAS Credential, the
candidate must have documented necessary qualification, including the
meeting of those standards identified within Cal. Code of Regs, Title 9,

Chapter 8, Sections 13000, et seq.
http://www.  breining . edu/ras_professionals .htm
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on February 22, 2013, 01:20
Narconon Lawsuits in Michigan showing at Calhoun County Court Records!
11 Narconon Lawsuits filed 2006-2009 in Calhoun County Michigan Court
http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,6313.0.html
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on March 21, 2013, 16:39
Thank you to Tony Ortega for getting this important story out, along with the detains and docs on each complaint. Kudos to Gary Richardson *, and colleagues at Richardson Richardson Boudreaux Keesling. for taking this on!

SCIENTOLOGY DRUG REHAB CENTER HIT WITH FIVE MORE LAWSUITS
http://tonyortega.org/2013/03/21/scientology-drug-rehab-center-hit-with-four-more-lawsuits/

Quote
Scientology’s troubled flagship drug rehab facility in Oklahoma — Narconon Arrowhead — was hit with five additional lawsuits today, all filed by Gary Richardson, the attorney who is handling four other wrongful death and fraud suits against the center.

The lawsuits…

– Mary Cantu is suing for fraud after paying $13,000 to Narconon for her son to attend in July 2011, but then he left in a panic just two weeks later after feeling his safety was endangered.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/131661637/Mary-Cantu-vs-Narcono

– Lisa Gray is suing after putting her son in the facility in May 2011 and then removing him in July. Like Cantu, she says Narconon is a fraudulent program that doesn’t deliver what it promises.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/131662626/Lisa-Gray-vs-Narconon

– Gina Nelsen is suing after paying $25,000 for her son’s treatment in October 2012. When she raised questions about the untruths she’d been told about the program, she alleges that her son was kicked out of the facility, “Thereafter, the Defendants transported Plaintiff’s son to the Salvation Army in Tulsa, Oklahoma, more than a hundred miles away, with only the clothes on his back, where he stayed until he was able to take a bus and secure some clothing, that was donated by local churches and friends.”
http://www.scribd.com/doc/131663394/Gina-Nelsen-vs-Narconon

– Sue Ann Newman and Dena Shobe are suing after Sue Ann was admitted as a patient at Narconon in May 2012 on false promises that she and her sister, Dena Shobe, could get a special low price through a work program. Instead, “Defendants fraudulently, and without Plaintiffs’ knowledge or permission, applied for a Discovery Card and a Visa Card, in the name of Plaintiff, SHOBE. Thereafter, Defendants fraudulently billed to Plaintiff’s Discovery credit car $7,000 and billed $7,500 to Plaintiff’s Visa credit card, again, all without the knowledge and/or permission of the Plaintiffs.”
http://www.scribd.com/doc/131664506/Sue-Ann-Newman-vs-Narconon

– Vicki White is suing because she says fraudulent means were used to enroll her son in Narconon and keep him there, despite her attempts to get him out because of concerns that his medical needs weren’t being addressed. Like the others, she is alleging that Narconon’s business practices are simply a form of fraud.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/131665820/Vicki-White-vs-Narconon

* Gary Richardson and firm also currently represent the families and estates of the 3 deceased Narconon Arrowhead victims, Gabriel Graves, Stacey Murphy and Hillary Holten as well as another fraud case.
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: mefree on March 22, 2013, 07:27
No matter what I know about this evil scam, I continue to be amazed at the unethical and illegal lengths that individuals will go to. The fraudulent credit card allegations are still stunning. I've read similar allegations about scientology members being robbed this way. One might conclude their actions reek of desperation.  From here, its beginning to look like just another day in scientology.
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: BigBeard on March 22, 2013, 09:40
El Rum's "Make money, make money, make more money." line doesn't say a word about making the money legally.

But's its still a <sarcasm> shock </sarcasm> to see "The most ethical people on the planet." pulling this kind of stuff.
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: SocialTransparency on March 22, 2013, 10:04
(http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/yy75/sbysbys/GP_zps543cf78c.jpg)
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: mefree on March 22, 2013, 16:45
Good advice, lol.
Title: Richmond vs. A Forever Recovery, AFR Medical Dir, local physicians & hospitals
Post by: Mary_McConnell on April 12, 2013, 08:54
Richmond vs. A Forever Recovery, AFR Medical Dir, local physicians & hospitals

This is a medical malpractice case against Narconon front group called A Forever Recovery, Inc, and it's medical director, several physicians and medical professionals, along with 2 medical centers in Battle Creek and Albion MI.

In a nutshell, Mr. Richmond went to A Forever Recovery for help and, boy, did they ever fail him! Not only did AFR fail him during his the detox withdrawal phase of treatment, but they prevented him from getting adequate medical care for withdrawal seizures, resulting in a fall that cause internal bleeding and fracture resulting in later emergency surgery and  treatment elsewhere.

The plaintiff was failed because of the professional malpractice of AFR's Medical Director and these physicians who scrapped medical protocol when plaintiff kept having seizures and was admitted several times, not properly treated and then released back to AFR because A Forever Recovery's Stephen Robinson, MD told others in writing that plaintiff was not to be administered any medications. AFR and physicians failed to properly treat plaintiff because they deemed that the plaintiff was faking it when he wasn't.

Party Name                   Party Type              Attorney
RICHMOND,CLINTON,RAY,  PLAINTIFF              MEYERS,JEFFREY T.,
RICHMOND,COLLEEN,    PLAINTIFF                  MEYERS,JEFFREY T.

Party Name                   Party Type                   Attorney
ANTHONY JANAS, MD      DEFENDANT                     NA
STEPHEN,ROBINSON,MD  DEFENDANT                     NA
SETH EGELSTON, MD      DEFENDANT                     NA
JOEL GOLDBERG, MD       DEFENDANT                     NA
WILLIAM,H BLAKESLEE, PA  DEFENDANT                  NA
HISTORIC FAMILY PHYSICIANS  DEFENDANT            NA
A FOREVER RECOVERY INC DEFENDANT        NA
BATTLE CREEK HEALTH SYSTEM DEFENDANT            NA

Well worth reading the complaint here:
http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/13-818-NH-2013-03-15-Richmond_vs_A_Forever_Recovery.pdf

Thank you to the anonymous donor of this important but expensive document.

Lastly, thank you to Miss Fortune and her blog, Glistening, Quivering Underbelly for tipping me off to this case. Look for her recent and upcoming articles on Narconon Freedom Center, A Forever Recovery, Best Drug Rehab and the Wickstrom family cabal of Michigan here:. http://glisteningquiveringunderbelly.blogspot.com

Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on April 12, 2013, 10:11
2 MOAR CASES FILED AGAINST NARCONON NORTHERN CALIFORNIA!

Superior Court of California, County of Santa Cruz
http://www.santacruzcourt.org/online-services/case-inquiry

DIANE KIND V NARCONON OF NORTHERN CA ET AL
Case CISCV174551 - DIANE KIND V NARCONON OF NORTHERN CA ET AL
Complaint Number:  0001 — COM COMPLAINT of DIANE KIND  ( Personal Injury- OTHER -)
Original Filing Date:  07/05/2012 
Complaint Status:  ACTIVE 

Party Number  Party Type  Party Name  Attorney  Party Status 
PLAINTIFF  DIANE KIND      HANNON, JOHN First Paper Fee Paid 
2  DEFENDANT  NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA  Unrepresented 
3  DEFENDANT  NARCONON INTERNATIONAL  Unrepresented   
4  DEFENDANT  ASSN FOR BETTER LIVING AND EDUCATION INTL  Unrepresented   
5  DEFENDANT  AUGUST WEST FAMILYSERVICES  Unrepresented   
6  DEFENDANT  DANIEL MANSON   Unrepresented   
7  DEFENDANT  ANGIE MANSON   Unrepresented
8  DEFENDANT  ERIK RUDNICK   Unrepresented
__________________________________ __________

Case CISCV174433 - JANICE OLSON V NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Complaint Number:  0001 — COM COMPLAINT of JANICE OLSON   CIVIL COMPLAINT
Original Filing Date:  06/19/2012 
Complaint Status:  ACTIVE 
Case CISCV174433 - Complaints/Parties
Party Number  Party Type  Party Name  Attorney  Party Status 
1  PLAINTIFF  JANICE OLSON     HANNON, JOHN P  First Paper Fee Paid 
2  DEFENDANT  NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA  Unrepresented   
3  DEFENDANT  NARCONON INTERNATIONAL  Unrepresented 
4  DEFENDANT  ASSOCIATION FOR BETTER LIVING AND  Unrepresented   
5  DEFENDANT  DANIEL MANSON   Unrepresented   
6  DEFENDANT  ANGIE MANSON   Unrepresented
____________________

This makes 4 ongoing cases against NN Northern California, all plaintiff's rep'd by John Hannon III, Esq.

UPDATE: Seems as if both of these cases may be ending soon, with plaintiff's Kind and Olson both being able to bring their cases again * before the court but it looks like the court ordered them both back to more case management, both set to occur in June 1013

Case CISCV174551 - DIANE KIND V NARCONON OF NORTHERN CA ET AL
Case CISCV174551 - Actions

Viewed                  Date Action        Text                 Disposition

06/04/2013 8:29 AM DEPT. 4  FURTHER CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
     
03/20/2013  NOTICE OF ENTRY OF DISMISSAL AND PROOF OF SERVICE FILED BY DIANE KIND.   Not Applicable 
     
03/13/2013  REQUEST FOR DISMISSAL ON COMPLAINT FILED 07/05/2012 OF DIANE KIND AS TO DEFENDANT NARCONON INTERNATIONAL, ASSN FOR BETTER LIVING AND EDUCATION INTL, AUGUST WEST FAMILYSERVICES, DANIEL MANSON, ANGIE MANSON, ERIK RUDNICK WITHOUT PREJUDICE FILED      Not Applicable 

01/31/2013 8:29 AM DEPT. 4   FURTHER CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
                                                                             COMPLETED
 
01/28/2013  CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE STATEMENT FILED BY DIANE KIND
__________________________________ _________   


Case CISCV174433 - JANICE OLSON V NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

Viewed             Date     Action Text   Disposition 

06/18/2013 8:29 AM DEPT. 4  FURTHER CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
     
03/27/2013 8:29 AM DEPT. 4  FURTHER CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
                                                        COMPLETED 


03/20/2013     NOTICE OF ENTRY OF DISMISSAL AND PROOF OF SERVICE FILED BY JANICE OLSON.      Not Applicable

03/13/2013     REQUEST FOR DISMISSAL ON COMPLAINT FILED

06/19/2012 OF JANICE OLSON AS TO DEFENDANT NARCONON INTERNATIONAL, ASSOCIATION FOR BETTER LIVING AND, DANIEL MANSON, ANGIE MANSON WITHOUT PREJUDICE FILED
__________________________________ ______

* without prejudice is defined as:

Quote
without prejudice
   
Without any loss or waiver of rights or privileges.

When a lawsuit is dismissed, the court may enter a judgment against the plaintiff with or without prejudice. When a lawsuit is dismissed without prejudice, it signifies that none of the rights or privileges of the individual involved are considered to be lost or waived. The same holds true when an admission is made or when a motion is denied without prejudice.

The inclusion of the term without prejudice in a judgment of dismissal ordinarily indicates the absence of a decision on the merits and leaves the parties free to litigate the matter in a subsequent action, as though the dismissed action had not been started. Therefore, a dismissal without prejudice makes it unnecessary for the court in which the subsequent action is brought to determine whether that action is based on the same cause as the original action, or whether the identical parties are involved in the two actions.
http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/without+prejudice

Title: New lawsuit: DAVID G URE VS. NARCONON VISTA - Filed 02/05/2013
Post by: Mary_McConnell on April 12, 2013, 10:47
DAVID G. URE VS. NARCONON VISTA BAY
 
Complaint for damages for - Orange Co, CA 02/05/2013
http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/30-2013-00628712-CU-CO-CJC-2013-02-05-Ure_v_Narconon_VistaBay_Complaint_OrangeCO.pdf

1,  Fraud and misrepresentation;  2,Money Paid; 3. Money had and received.

David G Ure files this as assignee of rights belonging from Tristen Ure, who paid for her son to go to Narconon Vista Bay.

Besides being defrauded by lies...it looks like attorney included internet information to help support plaintiff's claims. :)
   

Superior Court of California - Orange County

         Case Id:          30-2013-00628712-CU-CO-CJC    
 
     Case Title:          DAVID G URE VS. NARCONON VISTA BAY    
 
     Case Type:          CONTRACT - OTHER    
 
     Filing Date:          02/05/2013    
 
     Category:          CIVIL - UNLIMITED

DAVID G URE    PLAINTIFF       02/05/2013    
DICK R. RUNELS    ATTORNEY       02/05/2013    
NARCONON VISTA BAY    DEFENDANT       02/05/2013    
VISTA BAY    DEFENDANT       02/05/2013

Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on April 12, 2013, 13:58
Peet vs Narconon Fresh Start, Rainbow Canyon Retreat, Rainbow Canyon Recovery, and Does 1-10

Quote
On March 8, Mark and Nicole Peet, residents of upstate New York, sent their son to the Rainbow Canyon Retreat, a Narconon drug rehab center that relies on the teachings of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. The young man was back home by May 13. In the lawsuit they filed in Nevada on November 21, the Peets allege that their son (whose name we’re withholding because of his age) went through disturbing mistreatment at the hands of older patients, including “branding” him with a hot iron.

The Peets are suing to get back the $39,000 they paid Rainbow Canyon, and are also asking for punitive damages, alleging that their son was so affected by his experience at the facility, it led to his attempting suicide on September 5.

Needed to add this one to this thread, from Jan 2013 which Tony Ortega wrote about, which snippy posted the complaint on Scribd and which members discussed on the forum. See below links


Complaint Document posted by snippy on Scribd
http://www.scribd.com/doc/119076015/NN-NV-Peet-v-RainbowCanyon-312-Cv-00684-LRH-Wgc-2013-01-02-Abuse-of-Minor-Complaint-Ocr

Original source:
Scientology Drug Rehab Program’s Newest Victim: A New York 15-Year-Old
http://tonyortega.org/2013/01/05/another-scientology-drug-rehab-lawsuit-alleges-disturbing-abuse/

Forum discussion here re: Scientology Drug Rehab Program’s Newest Victim: A New York 15-Year-Old
http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,12136.msg28332.html#msg28332

Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on April 12, 2013, 14:27
Not sure where to put this, document is part of supportive documents sent to ADP from Narconon in 2008 when Narconon Tahoe was applying for a license.

http://i50.tinypic.com/2eofn9z.jpg

This is really good info. 

(http://oi50.tinypic.com/2eofn9z.jpg)
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: mefree on April 12, 2013, 14:35
This is a medical malpractice case against Narconon front group called A Forever Recovery, Inc, and it's medical director, several physicians and medical professionals, along with 2 medical centers in Battle Creek and Albion MI.

In a nutshell, Mr. Richmond went to A Forever Recovery for help and, boy, did they ever fail him! Not only did AFR fail him during his the detox withdrawal phase of treatment, but they prevented him from getting adequate medical care for withdrawal seizures, resulting in a fall that cause internal bleeding and fracture resulting in later emergency surgery and  treatment elsewhere.

The plaintiff was failed because of the professional malpractice of AFR's Medical Director and these physicians who scrapped medical protocol when plaintiff kept having seizures and was admitted several times, not properly treated and then released back to AFR because A Forever Recovery's Stephen Robinson, MD told others in writing that plaintiff was not to be administered any medications. AFR and physicians failed to properly treat plaintiff because they deemed that the plaintiff was faking it when he wasn't.

Party Name                   Party Type              Attorney
RICHMOND,CLINTON,RAY,  PLAINTIFF              MEYERS,JEFFREY T.,
RICHMOND,COLLEEN,    PLAINTIFF                  MEYERS,JEFFREY T.

Party Name                   Party Type                   Attorney
ANTHONY JANAS, MD      DEFENDANT                     NA
STEPHEN,ROBINSON,MD  DEFENDANT                     NA
SETH EGELSTON, MD      DEFENDANT                     NA
JOEL GOLDBERG, MD       DEFENDANT                     NA
WILLIAM,H BLAKESLEE, PA  DEFENDANT                  NA
HISTORIC FAMILY PHYSICIANS  DEFENDANT            NA
A FOREVER RECOVERY INC DEFENDANT        NA
BATTLE CREEK HEALTH SYSTEM DEFENDANT            NA

Well worth reading the complaint here:
http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/13-818-NH-2013-03-15-Richmond_vs_A_Forever_Recovery.pdf

Thank you to the anonymous donor of this important but expensive document.

This poor fellow was let down by so many clinicians, Mary, Do you know if all have been reported to the appropriate medical/licensing boards?
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on April 12, 2013, 14:45
This is a medical malpractice case against Narconon front group called A Forever Recovery, Inc, and it's medical director, several physicians and medical professionals, along with 2 medical centers in Battle Creek and Albion MI.

In a nutshell, Mr. Richmond went to A Forever Recovery for help and, boy, did they ever fail him! Not only did AFR fail him during his the detox withdrawal phase of treatment, but they prevented him from getting adequate medical care for withdrawal seizures, resulting in a fall that cause internal bleeding and fracture resulting in later emergency surgery and  treatment elsewhere.

The plaintiff was failed because of the professional malpractice of AFR's Medical Director and these physicians who scrapped medical protocol when plaintiff kept having seizures and was admitted several times, not properly treated and then released back to AFR because A Forever Recovery's Stephen Robinson, MD told others in writing that plaintiff was not to be administered any medications. AFR and physicians failed to properly treat plaintiff because they deemed that the plaintiff was faking it when he wasn't.

Party Name                   Party Type              Attorney
RICHMOND,CLINTON,RAY,  PLAINTIFF              MEYERS,JEFFREY T.,
RICHMOND,COLLEEN,    PLAINTIFF                  MEYERS,JEFFREY T.

Party Name                   Party Type                   Attorney
ANTHONY JANAS, MD      DEFENDANT                     NA
STEPHEN,ROBINSON,MD  DEFENDANT                     NA
SETH EGELSTON, MD      DEFENDANT                     NA
JOEL GOLDBERG, MD       DEFENDANT                     NA
WILLIAM,H BLAKESLEE, PA  DEFENDANT                  NA
HISTORIC FAMILY PHYSICIANS  DEFENDANT            NA
A FOREVER RECOVERY INC DEFENDANT        NA
BATTLE CREEK HEALTH SYSTEM DEFENDANT            NA

Well worth reading the complaint here:
http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/13-818-NH-2013-03-15-Richmond_vs_A_Forever_Recovery.pdf

Thank you to the anonymous donor of this important but expensive document.

This poor fellow was let down by so many clinicians, Mary, Do you know if all have been reported to the appropriate medical/licensing boards?

Honestly, I don't just read this yesterday. Miss Fortune is going to report on it so maybe she will look into that.
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on May 16, 2013, 22:00
Looks like  Narconon is trying to get this case dismissed, as usual.

2013 CA 001592 F Okaloosa County FL Superior Court
FIUMANO, JOHN vs. NARCONON GULF COAST, INC.    
   
Summary
Judge:    BROWN, JOHN T    Case Type:    Circuit Civil    Status:    OPEN
Case Number:    2013 CA 001592 F    Uniform Case Number:    462013CA001592FXXXXX         
Clerk File Date:    4/4/2013    Status Date:    4/4/2013         
SAO Case Number:       Total Fees Due:    0.00    Booking #:    
Agency:       Agency Report #:       Custody Location:    

Parties
Type    Party Name    Attorney
DEFENDANT    NARCONON GULF COAST, INC.    Active TALBERT, J ANDREW (Main Attorney)

DEFENDANT    ROSS, DEBORAH V    Active TALBERT, J ANDREW (Main Attorney)

PLAINTIFF    FIUMANO, JOHN    Active SPIRES, WINTER (Main Attorney)

    Date    Entry

   5/10/2013    ANSWER & AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES & MOTION TO DISMISS OF NARCONON GULF COAST INC
   4/29/2013    NOTICE OF APPEARANCE OF COUNSEL - J ANDREW TALBERT ON BEHALF OF DEF'S
   4/17/2013    NOTICE OF FILING SUUMONS SERVED: NARCONON GULF COAST INC
   4/17/2013    NOTICE OF FILING SUMMONS SERVED: DEBORAH V ROSS 04/09/13
   4/5/2013    PAYMENT $420.00 RECEIPT #2013017331
   4/5/2013    JUDGE BROWN, JOHN T: ASSIGNED
   4/4/2013    SUMMONS SERVICE FEE ASSESSED $20.00
   4/4/2013    COMPLAINT FOR DAMAGES
   4/4/2013    SITUS DESIGNATION FORM FILED
   4/4/2013    CIVIL COVER SHEET
   4/4/2013    SUMMONS ISSUED TO: DEBORAH V ROSS ISSUED BY CLERK ON 04/05/13
   4/4/2013    SUMMONS ISSUED TO: NARCONON GULF COAST INC ISSUED BY CLERK ON 04/05/13
   4/4/2013    CASE FILED 04/04/2013 CASE NUMBER PENDING
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: mefree on May 16, 2013, 22:25
A dismissal seems doubtful.
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on May 16, 2013, 22:27
Yes, but they always try at the onset, lol
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on May 16, 2013, 22:46
This case is ongoing
GORE, HEIDI vs. NARCONON GULF COAST, INC. and Ross, Debbie

SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
COUNTY OF NEW YORK

PARTIES

HEIDI GORE and NATHANIEL S. GORE, Plaintiffs,
-against-

NARCONON GULF COAST, INC., and
DEBBIE ROSS,
Defendants.

X
Index No. 159042/12

AMENDED COMPLAINT

FILED: NEW YORK COUNTY CLERK 04/11/2013 INDEX NO. 159042/2012
NYSCEF DOC. NO. 16 RECEIVED NYSCEF: 04/11/2013

Plaintiffs Heidi Gore and Nathaniel S. Gore, by and through their counsel, Zukerman Gore Brandeis & Crossman, LLP, for their Amended Complaint for unjust enrichment, promissory estoppel, fraudulent misrepresentation, fraudulent concealment and rescission against defendants Narconon Gulf Cost, Inc. and Debbie Ross (collectively, "Defendants"), allege as follows:


1. Plaintiffs Heidi Gore and Nathaniel S. Gore (collectively the "Gores" or
"Plaintiffs," and individually Mr. or Mrs. Gore) are married, and reside in New York, New York.
2. Upon information and belief, Defendant Narconon Gulf Coast, Inc. ("Narconon") is a corporation that maintains its principal office at 3391 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, Florida 32541.

3. Upon information and belief, Defendant Debbie Ross ("Ross") is an owner,
manager, and principal of Defendant Narconon, and is a resident of the State of Florida.

JURISDICTION AND VENUE

4. This court has jurisdiction over this matter, and over Defendants pursuant to CPLR § 302(a)(1) because Defendants have transacted business in this state, and pursuant to CPLR § 302(a)(3), because Defendants committed a tortious act without the state causing injury to persons within this state, regularly solicit business and advertise over the Internet in this state, and expect or reasonably should expect the acts here complained of to have consequences in this state and derive substantial revenue from interstate or international commerce.

5. Venue is appropriate in this court because Plaintiffs reside in New York County.

ALLEGATIONS COMMON TO ALL COUNTS

6. This is an action to recover $40,000 that Defendant Narconon obtained from Plaintiffs as a result of Narconon's deliberate misrepresentation and material nondisclosure of relevant facts, at a time when the Gores, acting as good Samaritans, were attempting to assist a relative not from theit itnmediate family, but who was in need of professional drug treatment (the
"Patient") and was experiencing emergency medical issues requiring itnmediate attention as a result of substance abuse.

7. Narconon holds itself out as a professional inpatient drug treatment facility.

8. For the purpose of attracting patients and people who are seeking to place
patients, Narconon maintains a website (the 'Website"). The Website purports to provide a thorough explanation of Narconon's services, treatment techniques, and philosophy.

9. The Website contains a section called the "Rehab Help Form," which invites an Internet user visiting the Website to complete a form which asks for the Internet user's basic contact information, and permits the user to write out a detailed message which is received direcdy by Narconon.

10. The Website does not disclose that Narconon has any connection to Scientology or that Narconon exposes its patients to the literature and "teachings" of Scientology. 11. On or about September 9, 2012, the Gores, searching from New York for facilities that could serve the Patient, were directed to the Website. The Gores reviewed the Website, and spoke by telephone with spokespersons from Narconon.

12. During conversations with the Gores, none of the Narconon spokespeople
revealed any connection to Scientology.

13. In reliance upon the representations and omissions of Narconon, both on the Website and on the telephone, Mrs. Gore agreed to escort the Patient to Narconon's office.

14. In the alternative, the Gores acted based upon a unilateral mistake about the relationship between Narconon and Scientology, and the existence of such mistake was both known to Narconon at the time, and was actively fostered by Narconon.

15. Narconon insisted upon receiving a deposit of $40,000, in advance, before either of the Gores left New York, in order to "save a spot" for the Patient.

16. On or about September 9, 2012, Narconon received $40,000 from the Gores (the "Deposit").

17. The Deposit was paid by the Gores in New York, via American Express, as
instructed by Narconon.

18. Narconon received the Deposit as a result of Narconon's material omission of facts to the Gores.

19. Narconon failed to disclose to the Gores the fact that it is connected with the socalled "Scientology" church or movement.
 
20. On information and belief, in fact Narconon is connected with Scientology in one or more ways.

21. On information and belief, Narconon uses writings taken from Scientology in its treatment of patients.

22. On information and belief, Narconon employs teachings from Scientology in its treatment of patients.

23. At no time did Narconon reveal to the Gores its connection with Scientology.

24. Such failure to disclose was willful, and was intended to induce the Gores into delivering the Deposit and the Patient to Narconon.

25. Narconon's connection to, and use of, Scientology and its teachings, including exposing vulnerable patients to such "teachings," was a material component of Narconon's treatment program. Narconon knew that such treatment is highly controversial and unacceptable to a large proportion of people, and that if such connection were known to the Gores, the Gores
would not have chosen their facility for the Patient.

26. In order to fool the Gores and others like them, Narconon concealed its
connection to Scientology, both on the Website and in conversations with the Gores.

27. Because of the sensitive, special duty of caregiver, therapist and medical advisor assumed by Narconon, Narconon had a special duty to disclose to the Gores the nature of the treatment that the Patient would receive and obtain the Gores' informed consent to such treatment. By failing to disclose such information to the Gores and obtain their informed consent, Narconon
breached that special duty.

28. In reliance upon the aforesaid representations and material omissions, which omissions occurred despite Narconon's duty to disclose in the context of the discussions, Mrs. Gore traveled to Narconon and enrolled the Patient there.

29. Soon after enrolling the Patient at Narconon, with the help of others, the Gores independendy discovered that Narconon is, in fact, connected with Scientology and L. Ron Hubbard. Immediately thereafter, Mr. Gore called Narconon and spoke with Ross.

30. Mr. Gore and Ross spoke by telephone during the evening and into the night of September 7-8, 2012.

31. During those conversations, Mr. Gore explained that it was not acceptable for the Patient to be in the care of a facility with any connection to the Church of Scientology or L. Ron Hubbard.

32. During the conversation, Ross told Mr. Gore in words or substance, "I understand the family's concerns and do not want any problems. If [Patient] leaves the program, we will pro-rate the fee."

33. In reliance upon Ross's express promise to pro-rate the fee, the Gores arranged for the Patient to leave the program at Narconon.

34. The Patient left the program at Narconon on the morning of Sunday, September 9, 2012.

35. Thereafter, Mr. Gore repeatedly attempted to reach Ross by phone to arrange for the promised refund. Ross dodged Mr. Gore's calls.

36. On or about September 11, 2012, Mr. Gore's attorney wrote to Narconon to recount the events and to demand the promised refund.

37. Narconon, through Ross, responded on September 12, 2012 in writing.

38. Narconon's response claimed that "the deposit and fees are non-refundable." Ross failed to acknowledge her promises to Mr. Gore that she would pro-rate the Deposit.

39. Ross's response did, however, implicidy admit that pro-ration was appropriate, because she devoted several paragraphs to describing how the program is "monetarily heavily weighted in the beginning." As part of such discussion, Ross described "monies were expended for [Patient)" totaling $205.26. Ross also alluded to other services allegedly performed in the less than 2days' time that the Patient spent there, but she did not itemize their alleged cost. There would have been no reason for Ross to itemize such expenses if Ross was not at least tacidy acknowledging her promise to "pro-rate" the Deposit.

40. Narconon and Ross have failed and refused to give the promised refund, pro-rated or otherwise.

COUNT ONE
(UNJUST ENRICHMENT- ALL DEFENDANTS)
41. Plaintiffs repeat and reallege each and every allegation of paragraph 1 through 40 of this Amended Complaint with the same force and effect as if fully set forth herein.

42. Plaintiffs delivered to Defendants $40,000 and the Patient, with the expectation that they would receive effective, satisfactory care for the Patient, for 90 days, in a facility that was not connected in any way to Scientology and/ or L. Ron Hubbard.

43. Defendants accepted the benefits of the Gore's payment and the attendance of the Patient, and were enriched. Defendants were further enriched when, at Defendants' express invitation, the Patient left Narconon, and Defendants were thus freed of the obligation, cost and expense of performing services for the Patient and keeping the Patient in their custody.

44. It would be unjust to permit Defendants to be enriched at the Gores' expense.

45. Such enrichment was at the Gores' expense.

46. Defendants knew at all relevant times that the Gores were acting entirely as good Samaritans and protective relatives, with no economic motive.
47. As a result of Defendants' wrongful acts alleged herein, Plaintiffs are entided to damages in an amount of $40,000, plus prejudgment interest at the statutory rate from September 9, 2012, plus costs.
 
COUNT TWO
(PROMISSORY ESTOPPEL-ALL DEFENDANTS)
48. Plaintiffs repeat and reallege each and every allegation of paragraphs 1 through 40 of this Amended Complaint with the same force and effect as if fully set forth herein.

49. Defendants promised Plaintiffs that they would pro-rate the Deposit if the Patient left the program.

50. Defendants' promise to Plaintiffs to pro-rate the Deposit if the Patient left the program was independent of any previous contractual dealings between Plaintiffs and Defendants.

51. In reliance upon Defendants' promise, Plaintiffs changed position by causing Patient to leave the program.

52. Plaintiffs' reliance on Defendants' promise was reasonable.

53. As a result, Defendants are estopped to deny their promise to refund the Deposit.

54. As a direct and proximate result of the foregoing, Plaintiffs have been damaged in the amount of $40,000.

COUNT THREE
(FRAUDULENT MISREPRESENTATION- ALL DEFENDANTS)

55. Plaintiffs repeat and reallege each and every allegation of paragraphs 1 through 40 of this Amended Complaint with the same force and effect as if fully set forth herein.

56. Defendants' promises, during the evening and night telephone calls between Mr. Gore and Ross on September 7-8, 2012, to pro-rate the fee if the Patient left the Narconon program were false, and known to be false by Defendants.

57. Defendants' promises to pro-rate the fee if the Patient left the Narconon program were willfully made for the purpose of inducing the Gores to rely on such promises, so that the
Gores would remove the Patient from the facility, thereby freeing Narconon from the obligation to house, feed, treat and attend to the Patient.
 
58. The Gores' reliance on Defendants' promises to pro-rate the fee if the Patient left the Narconon program was justified.

59. At the time Defendants promised to pro-rate the fee, they had no intent to do so.

60. As a direct and proximate result of the foregoing, Plaintiffs have been damaged in the amount of $40,000.

COUNT FOUR
(FRAUDULENT CONCEALMENT- ALL DEFENDANTS)

61. Plaintiffs repeat and reallege each and every allegation of paragraphs 1 through 40 of this Amended Complaint with the same force and effect as if fully set forth herein. 62. When the Gores delivered $40,000 and the Patient to Defendants, Narconon's connection with Scientology was peculiarly within the knowledge of Defendants, and this information was not readily available to the Gores, and would not have been readily available to the Gores through the exercise of ordinary intelligence and diligence.

63. During the time that the Gores delivered $40,000 and the Patient to the
Defendants, the Patient was experiencing emergency medical issues as a result of substance abuse requiring immediate attention. Because of the emergent nature of the circumstances surrounding the Patient, the Gores were unable to investigate Narconon beyond viewing the Website and
speaking to Narconon spokespersons by telephone.

64. Defendants knew that when the Gores delivered to the Defendants $40,000 and the Patient, the Gores were acting on the basis of mistaken knowledge because they did not know of Narconon's connection with Scientology.

65. In delivering the $40,000 and the Patient to Defendants, the Gores justifiably relied on Defendants' material omission of Narconon's connection to Scientology.

66. Defendants had a duty to disclose Narconon's connection with Scientology to the Gores because Defendants knew:

(1) that Narconon was connected with Scientology;
(2) that the Gores were acting under the mistaken belief that Narconon was not connected with Scientology;and that
(3) knowledge of Narconon's connection with Scientology was not readily available to the Gores, and would not have been readily available to the Gores through the exercise of ordinary intelligence and diligence.

67. Defendants also had a duty to disclose Narconon's connection with Scientology to the Gores because a special, confidential relationship was formed between Defendants and the Gores when the Gores agreed to entrust the Patient to the custody of Narconon. This special, confidential relationship required Narconon to disclose to the Gores the conditions of the Patient's
custody and treatment, including, without limitation, Narconon's connection to Scientology and the intent to expose the Patient to Scientology while in Defendants' custody.

68. Defendants willfully failed to disclose Narconon's connection to Scientology to the Gores in order to induce the Gores to deliver to them $40,000 and the Patient.

69. As a direct and proximate result of the foregoing, Plaintiffs have been damaged in the amount of $40,000.

COUNT FIVE
(RESCISSION -ALL DEFENDANTS)

70. Plaintiffs repeat and reallege each and every allegation of paragraphs 1 through 40 of this Amended Complaint with the same force and effect as if fully set forth herein.

71. To the extent that a contract may have been formed between Plaintiffs and Defendants, such contract was based upon a mistake of fact on the part of the Gores.

72. Such mistake of fact was known to Defendants at the time of contracting.

73. Accordingly, any such contract should be rescinded and the parties returned to the status quo ante.

74. WHEREFORE, Plaintiffs demand judgment as follows:
 
A. On their First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Counts, awarding Plaintiffs actual damages against Defendants in an amount to be determined at trial, but reasonably expected to exceed $40,000.00, together with interest to the maximum extent allowable by law thereon; and

B. Granting Plaintiffs such other and further relief as this Court deems just and proper.
Dated: New York, New York
April 11, 2013
 
ZUKERMAN GORE BRANDEIS
& CROSSMAN, L.L.P.

John Crossman
Eleven Times Square
New York, New York 10036
Telephone: (212) 223-6700
Attorneys for Plaintiffs

Court:    New York Civil Supreme
Index Number:    159042/2012
Case Name:    GORE, HEIDI vs. NARCONON GULF COAST, INC.
Case Type:    E-Contract
Track:    Standard
RJI Filed:     02/25/2013

Attorney/Firm For Plaintiff:
ZUCKERMAN GORE BRANDEIS, ET AL      Attorney Type: Attorney Of Record      Atty. Status: Active   
11 TIMES SQUARE
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10036
(212) 223-6700

Attorney/Firm For Defendant:
DENNIS HOUDEK        Attorney Type: Attorney Of Record        Atty. Status: Active   
305 BROADWAY, 14TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10007
(212) 822-1470

ZUKERMAN GORE BRANDEIS
& CROSSMAN, L.L.P.
John K. Crossman
Eleven Times Square
New York, New York 10036
Telephone: (212) 223-6700
Attornrys for Plain tiffs
 
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: BigBeard on May 17, 2013, 06:54
A "Motion to Dismiss" by the party being sued before the trial actually starts is pretty much pro forma in civil cases. It's not just $cientology, or it's fronts, that does it.

Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: ethercat on May 21, 2013, 17:51
The Gores should have explicitly included plane fares to and from Narconon as well. 

15. Narconon insisted upon receiving a deposit of $40,000, in advance, before either of the Gores left New York, in order to "save a spot" for the Patient.

They all say that.  I can't believe they're all so brimming over with clients that they have to "save a spot."  They're so anxious to get the money they'd make a spot if they had to.

Quote
25. Narconon's connection to, and use of, Scientology and its teachings, including exposing vulnerable patients to such "teachings," was a material component of Narconon's treatment program. Narconon knew that such treatment is highly controversial and unacceptable to a large proportion of people, and that if such connection were known to the Gores, the Gores would not have chosen their facility for the Patient.

Quote
COUNT FOUR
(FRAUDULENT CONCEALMENT- ALL DEFENDANTS)

61. Plaintiffs repeat and reallege each and every allegation of paragraphs 1 through 40 of this Amended Complaint with the same force and effect as if fully set forth herein. 62. When the Gores delivered $40,000 and the Patient to Defendants, Narconon's connection with Scientology was peculiarly within the knowledge of Defendants, and this information was not readily available to the Gores, and would not have been readily available to the Gores through the exercise of ordinary intelligence and diligence.

63. During the time that the Gores delivered $40,000 and the Patient to the
Defendants, the Patient was experiencing emergency medical issues as a result of substance abuse requiring immediate attention. Because of the emergent nature of the circumstances surrounding the Patient, the Gores were unable to investigate Narconon beyond viewing the Website and
speaking to Narconon spokespersons by telephone.

64. Defendants knew that when the Gores delivered to the Defendants $40,000 and the Patient, the Gores were acting on the basis of mistaken knowledge because they did not know of Narconon's connection with Scientology.

65. In delivering the $40,000 and the Patient to Defendants, the Gores justifiably relied on Defendants' material omission of Narconon's connection to Scientology.

66. Defendants had a duty to disclose Narconon's connection with Scientology to the Gores because Defendants knew:

(1) that Narconon was connected with Scientology;
(2) that the Gores were acting under the mistaken belief that Narconon was not connected with Scientology;and that
(3) knowledge of Narconon's connection with Scientology was not readily available to the Gores, and would not have been readily available to the Gores through the exercise of ordinary intelligence and diligence.

I'd love to hear Narconon try to argue that if the Gores had only looked at the internet, it's full of anti-narconon sites like this one.   >:D
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: 10oriocookies on May 21, 2013, 19:18
I like to think of us as pro-truth instead of anti-nn ;D
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: mefree on May 21, 2013, 20:14
Quote
I'd love to hear Narconon try to argue that if the Gores had only looked at the internet, it's full of anti-narconon sites like this one.   >:D

That would be rich, but the Gore's situation is a perfect example of what happens in so many cases. Their situation is urgent and everyone is desperate for help. As a result, not enough research is done.

I totally understand how it happens, but it sure is sad to see this happen over and over again. 
 
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: ethercat on May 22, 2013, 09:22
I like to think of us as pro-truth instead of anti-nn ;D

Of course we're pro-truth, but that's not the way NN would phrase it.   :D 

That would be rich, but the Gore's situation is a perfect example of what happens in so many cases. Their situation is urgent and everyone is desperate for help. As a result, not enough research is done.

I totally understand how it happens, but it sure is sad to see this happen over and over again. 

I completely understand also (it's very predatory on Narconon's part too), and the Gores spelled it out with this:

Quote
63. During the time that the Gores delivered $40,000 and the Patient to the
Defendants, the Patient was experiencing emergency medical issues as a result of substance abuse requiring immediate attention. Because of the emergent nature of the circumstances surrounding the Patient, the Gores were unable to investigate Narconon beyond viewing the Website and
speaking to Narconon spokespersons by telephone.

The only way I know to change it is to out-compete NN and the referral sites for the first page results in google, or pay for advertising, which is bound to be expensive, so that people find the pro-truth sites before they get to a referral site.
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: deceived101 on June 18, 2013, 10:24
Are there any current cases against the Freedom Center in Albion other than the Teague case?  Looking to get in touch with a MI lawyer who are potentially already familiar with the center...
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on June 18, 2013, 11:23
Are there any current cases against the Freedom Center in Albion other than the Teague case?  Looking to get in touch with a MI lawyer who are potentially already familiar with the center...

I sent you a PM, deceived101.

Mary
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: mefree on September 15, 2013, 18:23
Judge to rule in Narconon Arrowhead case this week - McAlester News (http://mcalesternews.com/local/x865779274/Judge-to-rule-in-Narconon-Arrowhead-case-this-week#sthash.DqOh1BAk.gbpl)
By Jeanne LeFlore Staff Writer
September 14, 2013

McALESTER — A judge is set to rule this week if Narconon Arrowhead will have to produce documents related to incidents of drug and alcohol use by its staff, according to court documents.

A hearing is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday in Pittsburg County District Court in the lawsuit against Narconon filed on behalf of a Narconon graduate now in a vegetative state after overdosing on heroin and oxycontin.

The suit alleges drugs were given to her by Narconon staff while she was in the program.

Narconon Arrowhead is a drug rehabilitation facility in Canadian that uses Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s teachings.

more at http://mcalesternews.com/local/x865779274/Judge-to-rule-in-Narconon-Arrowhead-case-this-week#sthash.DqOh1BAk.gbpl
Title: Landmeier wins ruling from OK Supreme Ct. records must be turned over!
Post by: Mary_McConnell on September 21, 2013, 18:21
Narconon Records Could Prove Oklahoma Employee Misconduct
Posted: Sep 20, 2012 10:44 PM EST Updated: Sep 21, 2012 8:34 AM EST
Tess Maune, News On 6 - email

Quote
McALESTER, Oklahoma -

An Oklahoma drug rehab facility is being forced to hand over records that could possibly disclose that some employees are trading drugs in exchange for sex with patients.

The Oklahoma Supreme Court denied Narconon Arrowhead's request to keep those documents protected.

The documents will soon be released to the attorney representing the family of a young woman who overdosed after being released from the facility in 2008.

http://www.newson6.com/story/19601161/narconon-to-release-records-that-might-prove-employee-misconduct
Title: Re: Landmeier wins ruling from OK Supreme Ct. records must be turned over!
Post by: Mary_McConnell on September 21, 2013, 18:57

Update is a 2012 ruling which was continued and we should hear on Sept 28 about them being forced to comply.

Narconon Records Could Prove Oklahoma Employee Misconduct
Posted: Sep 20, 2012 10:44 PM EST Updated: Sep 21, 2012 8:34 AM EST
Tess Maune, News On 6 - email

Quote
McALESTER, Oklahoma -

An Oklahoma drug rehab facility is being forced to hand over records that could possibly disclose that some employees are trading drugs in exchange for sex with patients.

The Oklahoma Supreme Court denied Narconon Arrowhead's request to keep those documents protected.

The documents will soon be released to the attorney representing the family of a young woman who overdosed after being released from the facility in 2008.

http://www.newson6.com/story/19601161/narconon-to-release-records-that-might-prove-employee-misconduct
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: mefree on February 15, 2014, 09:37
Quote
MCARTHUR VS NARCONON OF GEORGIA INC
Case date: Monday, October 28, 2013
SMALL CLAIMS GENERAL CIVIL
mcarthur, sara    -  Plaintiff
hadden, john d    -  Attorney for Plaintiff   

11/04/2013 - unscheduled document - see memo - - waiver of service of summons & offer to extend 60 days - - attorney for plaintiff
12/20/2013 - sheriff's entry of service - sheriff  01/06/2014 - answer - late - attorney for defendant     

Event Type             Division                             Date                                        Time          Location     Official
trial                      magistrate court civil   Thursday, January 30, 2014   1:00:00 PM   1C        judge magistrate
trial                      magistrate court civil   Thursday, February 20, 2014 1:00:00 PM    1C        judge magistrate

http://www.gwinnettcourts.com/home.asp#casedetail/case:13-m-37451/

No details yet on this small claims civil court case.
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: ethercat on February 15, 2014, 21:17
Thanks for that, Free! 

Also, this one:
http://narcononreviews.net/lawsuits/voiculescu-and-kelly-v-narconon-fresh-start-does-1-50/

Eugeniu Voiculescu and Dan Kelly
v.
Narconon Fresh Start, and Does 1 through 50, inclusive

Court: San Diego County Superior Court, North County Division
Case Number: 37-2014-00002635-CU-BC-NC
Date: February 13, 2014
Plaintiff's Attorney(s): Danielle K. Wakefield (SBN 215706)
Defendant's Attorney(s): unknown
Disposition: Ongoing
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Sunshine on February 16, 2014, 13:12
From link http://narcononreviews.net/lawsuits/voiculescu-and-kelly-v-narconon-fresh-start-does-1-50/

21. In addition to the aforementioned KELLY and his wife were seriously misled by
both the NARCONON website and its representatives (e.g., Mr. Carmichael) about the SUMMIT
RIDGE facility. To wit,

a. the number of patients at the facility was purportedly 24 at any given time.
In reality, there were upwards of 50-60 patients there during KELLY'S
stay and they were rooming up to 4 persons per bedroom.

b. KELLY'S wife was misinformed that the number of counselors at the
facility outnumbered the patients. This was key in deciding to send
KELLY to treatment there. The truth is that there was only a total of two
"counselors" at SUMMIT RIDGE during KELLY'S stay there; those two
counselors were prior patients who had barely experienced a few months
of sobriety themselves.

c. The food was not organic and was not prepared by a professional chef
which was a huge selling point to KELLY and his wife. Instead a food
truck dropped off processed, prepared meals which were swimming in oil
and grease.

d. There was no "state of the art" gym or workout facility.
-----------------------------------------------------------

Response to a.
If the number of patients were 50-60 individuals Narconon was not only in violation of their Major Use Permit (MUP) - http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/Narconon/2002-12-11-Narconon-WarnerSprings-00000002.PDS2001-3300-01-020-PDS-PLN-Decisions.pdf, they also placed Kelly (and all the other clients) in an unsafe environment by exceeding the Fire Code maximum.

http://imageshack.com/a/img841/7412/7ofs.jpg


Response to b.
If the number of patients was “purportedly 24 at any given time” (a) and the “number of counselors at the facility outnumbered the patients” (b) then Narconon is in violation of their MUP and their Fire Permit, the maximum number of staff is 15. There could never be more staff to clients unless the total number of clients are less than 15. Also if there are interns working there they are counted as clients

Response to c.
Not sure about the prepared meals but I have been told that commercial food delivery trucks do drop off supplies several times a week.

Response to d.
For pictures of their “state of the art” gym go to Narconons site (link not broken) note the small OUTDOOR area with a few pieces of equipment. HOT in summer COLD in the winter and WET when it rains.
http://www.drugrehab.com/photo_gallery.html
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: source on February 16, 2014, 14:19
Of course, you forgot to take into consideration how Narconon lies (I mean calculates) their statistics.

For example, a NARCONON staff member who holds three hats (course supervisor, withdraw specialist, sauna ic) should be counted as three staff members, although they are only one.

And technically, since they are low staffed, the executives all hold dozens of positions below them.

In my calculation, this Narconon, although it technically might only have 10 individual people working there, actually has thousands of staff members.  Maybe millions.

Hence the great ratio.

Narconon marketing 101.

This is a joke in the real world...but a reality crash course on how scientology math and statistics work in their world.
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: AnonLover on March 15, 2014, 09:31
Research question: anybody happen to know the PACER ID number on the following Narconon federal cases that have been filed in recent months?

No hurry on a response - I just wanted to float this low priority question for future reference in case any of you fine researchers happen to lookup the docket for current case status at some later date, I'd be much obliged if you could grab me this tidbit of secondary info. TIA!

Nevada District Court:

California Southern District Court:
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Sunshine on March 19, 2014, 22:38
Looks like Narconon Int. had some legal settlement cost.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img850/7686/jxte.jpg)

http://207.153.189.83/EINS/952769582/952769582_2012_09c802c6.PDF
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: mefree on March 19, 2014, 22:44
Ka-ching!

 $O$ oo==$$
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: source on March 20, 2014, 08:06
I'd be interested in any accountant-savvy people to explain some of the breakdowns of the PDF.  To me, it appears that they brought in millions less than they spent, so lost several million.

So, who paid the difference or the settlements?

And it appears that they are giving up on North America and putting a bit of attention in Europe based upon the numbers.

Knew I should have paid attention in Business Finance 101.

Any breakdowns or explanations of the sections and any oddities would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: mefree on April 24, 2014, 20:21
Scientology’s drug rehab hit with another lawsuit; Laura D asked to turn over computer - The Underground Bunker (http://tonyortega.org/2014/04/24/scientologys-drug-rehab-hit-with-another-lawsuit-laura-d-asked-to-turn-over-computer/)
Posted by Tony Ortega

Quote
We’re trying to catch up with all of the Scientology legal news happening around the country. Ryan Hamilton, the Las Vegas attorney who is turning suing Scientology’s drug rehab network into a cottage industry, filed his fifth federal fraud lawsuit this week with another complaint against Narconon Fresh Start/Rainbow Canyon Retreat in Caliente, Nevada.

more at http://tonyortega.org/2014/04/24/scientologys-drug-rehab-hit-with-another-lawsuit-laura-d-asked-to-turn-over-computer/

Geanacopulos v. Narconon  (http://www.scribd.com/doc/220017114/Geanacopulos-vs-Narconon-Complaint)
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: mefree on June 21, 2014, 09:27
This makes Narconon lawsuit #14 for attorney Ryan Hamilton. Also, Jeff Harris' class-action lawsuit gets a mention due to scientology's latest response in three appeal briefs. David Lee files a motion to dismiss in the NAFC case.

Ryan Hamilton files lawsuit 14 against Scientology’s drug rehab, and other updates - The Underground Bunker (blog)  (http://tonyortega.org/2014/06/21/ryan-hamilton-files-lawsuit-14-against-scientologys-drug-rehab-and-other-legal-updates/)
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: mefree on July 16, 2014, 12:37
Ryan Hamilton's law firm is up to 17 lawsuits against Narconon and clones. Also, he has a new video

http://tonyortega.org/2014/07/15/lawsuit-number-17-filed-by-las-vegas-attorney-against-scientologys-rehab-network/

http://youtu.be/-HKwBXVEXx0

Make that several new videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmUqExV79qDtnm1iv6yi6WA
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: mefree on July 22, 2014, 20:42
Case # 18 for Hambo!
http://tonyortega.org/2014/07/18/ryan-hamilton-files-his-18th-lawsuit-against-scientologys-embattled-drug-rehab-network/
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: mefree on July 26, 2014, 18:18
An interesting new development in seven of the eighteen lawsuits filed by Ryan Hamilton against Narconon Int, ABLE and the various Narconons in CA, CO and NV.

Scientology surrenders — at least partially — in seven lawsuits against its rehab network - The Underground Bunker (http://tonyortega.org/2014/07/26/scientology-surrenders-at-least-partially-in-seven-lawsuits-against-its-rehab-network/#more-15979)
Quote
...Now, we’ve learned that in seven of those lawsuits, Narconon International and ABLE have been removed after quietly settling with the plaintiffs. The lawsuits remain active, meanwhile, because the local facilities have not settled...

more at http://tonyortega.org/2014/07/26/scientology-surrenders-at-least-partially-in-seven-lawsuits-against-its-rehab-network/#more-15979
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: BigBeard on July 26, 2014, 19:44
I'd guess they're trying to minimize their exposure to getting the corporate shell game exposed, with the NAFC situation getting ready to blow it wide open.
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on July 26, 2014, 22:20
It's always good to see things getting done in the name of justice for these victims. I thank God for the likes of Ryan Hamilton and his firm. We've come a long way since 2006 in getting attorneys willing to take these cases. These settlements are a testimony that the tables are turned and Narconon and Scientology are afraid... very afraid while attorneys aren't anymore.

For those who get upset with settlements, keep in mind that these plaintiffs are just ordinary people who have been victimized while attempting to help themselves or their addicted loved ones. Hopefully now they can move on and continue on in getting the needed help without the burden Narconon caused, of having lost their life savings or depleting their credit to get it.
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on July 26, 2014, 22:21
I'd guess they're trying to minimize their exposure to getting the corporate shell game exposed, with the NAFC situation getting ready to blow it wide open.

Over on Facebook, Graham Berry posted something which may help understand this settlement better.

Quote
Narconon is being defended by the Las Vegas office of the Los Angeles based Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith law firm where I was a capital partner at one time. Its core practice is representing insurance carriers. Clearly, Narconon has a liability insurance policy which provides coverage for negligent conduct. Most simply put, such policies often contain a provision that permits the insurance carrier providing a defense to settle the case without the consent of the insured (in these matters Narconon). That is probably what is occurring here. Furthermore, causes of action such as intentional misrepresentation (or fraud) are not covered by insurance which could leave Narconon exposed to liability beyond its insurance coverage. If Narconon resisted the insurance carrier settlements the insurance carrier could possibly respond withdrawing the defense and paying the balance of the policy proceeds to Narconon which would then defend the case itself. If the cases went to trial they may result in verdicts that exceed the amount of the insurance coverage-thus giving David Miscavige a further reason not to resist the settlements. In addition, it would not surprise me that the insurance carrier either declines to renew Narconon’s insurance coverage, substantially increases the premium rate, or excludes coverage for future claims of this nature. Finally, the Church of Scientology delights in claiming it will litigate forever rather than pay “one thin dime” to a litigant or in satisfaction of a court judgment. A settlement and payment by the insurance company allows the ‘church’ to maintain this defensive posture and deterrent.
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: mefree on July 27, 2014, 09:32
Quote
Narconon is being defended by the Las Vegas office of the Los Angeles based Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith law firm where I was a capital partner at one time. Its core practice is representing insurance carriers. Clearly, Narconon has a liability insurance policy which provides coverage for negligent conduct. Most simply put, such policies often contain a provision that permits the insurance carrier providing a defense to settle the case without the consent of the insured (in these matters Narconon). That is probably what is occurring here. Furthermore, causes of action such as intentional misrepresentation (or fraud) are not covered by insurance which could leave Narconon exposed to liability beyond its insurance coverage. If Narconon resisted the insurance carrier settlements the insurance carrier could possibly respond withdrawing the defense and paying the balance of the policy proceeds to Narconon which would then defend the case itself. If the cases went to trial they may result in verdicts that exceed the amount of the insurance coverage-thus giving David Miscavige a further reason not to resist the settlements. In addition, it would not surprise me that the insurance carrier either declines to renew Narconon’s insurance coverage, substantially increases the premium rate, or excludes coverage for future claims of this nature. Finally, the Church of Scientology delights in claiming it will litigate forever rather than pay “one thin dime” to a litigant or in satisfaction of a court judgment. A settlement and payment by the insurance company allows the ‘church’ to maintain this defensive posture and deterrent.

That makes perfect sense. Thanks for bringing Graham's comment over here, Mary.
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: ethercat on July 27, 2014, 10:23
I'd guess they're trying to minimize their exposure to getting the corporate shell game exposed, with the NAFC situation getting ready to blow it wide open.

I suspect there could be some of this too. 

If I remember/understood correctly, CoS settled the Dennis Erlich case (resulting in great drama among critics) when he was ready to expose the copyrights in question as being invalid. 

The Desmond case settled at the last minute, too, when Jeff Harris was set to expose the connection between NNGa and its "alter egos".

In any case that has a good chance of exposing that which Narconon (or CoS) doesn't want exposed, plaintiffs should hold out for as big a settlement as they're likely to get from a jury award, should the case go to trial.

Wonder who the insurance carrier(s) is (are)?  Would ABLE and NNI have the same carrier?

I don't blame any plaintiff for settling for the reasons Mary stated, but I sure would like to see one of these (well-informed) cases go to trial and get more stuff into the record.  I'll always be grateful to the Desmonds for holding out as long as they did.
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on September 21, 2014, 10:58
Santa Cruz Superior Court of California  Ryan Hamilton, Esq for Plaintiffs

Case CISCV179512 - TERNEY KNOFLICK ET AL VS NARCONON OF NOR CAL ET AL

Complaint Number:    0001 — COM COMPLAINT of TERNEY KNOFLICK
Original Filing Date:    06/30/2014
Complaint Status:    ACTIVE
Party Number    Party Type    Party Name    Attorney    Party Status
1     PLAINTIFF     TERNEY KNOFLICK      HAMILTON, RYAN A     First Paper Fee Paid
2     PLAINTIFF     BARBARA KNOFLICK      HAMILTON, RYAN A     First Paper Fee Paid
3     PLAINTIFF     THOMAS KNOFLICK      HAMILTON, RYAN A     First Paper Fee Paid
4     DEFENDANT     NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA    Unrepresented    Serve Required (WaitS)
5     DEFENDANT     ASSOCIATION FOR BETTER LIVING AND EDUCATION     Unrepresented    Serve Required (WaitS)
6     DEFENDANT     NARCONON INTERNATIONAL     Unrepresented    Serve Required (WaitS)

Quote
Case CISCV179512 -
TERNEY KNOFLICK ET AL VS NARCONON OF NOR CAL ET AL


Case CISCV179512 - Complaints/Parties

Complaint Number:    0001 — COM COMPLAINT of TERNEY KNOFLICK
Original Filing Date:    06/30/2014
Complaint Status:    ACTIVE
Party Number    Party Type    Party Name    Attorney    Party Status
1     PLAINTIFF     TERNEY KNOFLICK      HAMILTON, RYAN A     First Paper Fee Paid
2     PLAINTIFF     BARBARA KNOFLICK      HAMILTON, RYAN A     First Paper Fee Paid
3     PLAINTIFF     THOMAS KNOFLICK      HAMILTON, RYAN A     First Paper Fee Paid
4     DEFENDANT     NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA     Unrepresented    Serve Required (WaitS)
5     DEFENDANT     ASSOCIATION FOR BETTER LIVING AND EDUCATION     Unrepresented    Serve Required (WaitS)
6     DEFENDANT     NARCONON INTERNATIONAL     Unrepresented    Serve Required (WaitS)


Case CISCV179512 - Actions

Viewed
   
Date
   
Action Text
   
Disposition
     10/28/2014 8:29 AM DEPT. 5     CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE     
     08/14/2014     FORM FL-130 (APPEARANCE,STIP AND WAIVER) RETURNED TO DAVID MILLER, NOT APPROPRIATE FOR CIVIL      Not Applicable 
     07/29/2014     LETTER AND THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS PROOF OF SERVICE RETURNED TO TERNEY KNOFLICK, BARBARA KNOFLICK, THOMAS KNOFLICK. REASON: NO PERSONAL SERVICE INDICATED NO ORIG SIGNATURES      Not Applicable 
     06/30/2014     CASE MANAGEMENT CONF SET ON 10/28/14 AT 8:29 IN DEPT 5      
     06/30/2014     JURY FEE DEPOSIT OF $150.00 MADE BY RYAN A HAMILTON      Not Applicable 
     06/30/2014     (U) COMPLAINT FILED     Not Applicable 

Case CISCV179512 - Pending Hearings

Date Action Text
 
10/28/2014 8:29 AM DEPT. 5     CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE     
10/28/2014 8:29 AM DEPT. 5     CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE     

Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on September 21, 2014, 11:05
Santa Cruz Superior Court of California   John Hannon, Esq for Plaintiff

Quote
Case CISCV179344 - ENNA KUTZ VS NARCONON OF NO CALIFORNIA ET AL

Case CISCV179344 - Complaints/Parties

Complaint Number:    0001 — COM 1st Amended COMPLAINT of ENNA KUTZ 07/07/2014

Original Filing Date:    06/06/2014
Complaint Status:    ACTIVE

Party Number    Party Type    Party Name    Attorney    Party Status
1     PLAINTIFF     ENNA KUTZ      HANNON, JOHN      First Paper Fee Paid
2     DEFENDANT     NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA    Unrepresented    Serve Required (WaitS)
3     DEFENDANT     NARCONON REDWOOD CLIFFS     Unrepresented    Serve Required (WaitS)
4     DEFENDANT     ASSOCIATION FOR BETTER LIVING AND EDUCATION     Unrepresented    Serve Required (WaitS)
5     DEFENDANT     HALCYON HORIZONS INC     Unrepresented    Serve Required (WaitS)
6     DEFENDANT     NARCONON INTERNATIONAL INC    Unrepresented    Serve Required (WaitS)
7     DEFENDANT     DANIEL MANSON      Unrepresented    Serve Required (WaitS)
8     DEFENDANT     ANGIE MANSON      Unrepresented    Serve Required (WaitS)


Case CISCV179344 - Actions

Viewed  Date Action Text Disposition
     
       10/06/2014 8:29 AM DEPT. 5     CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE     
     07/07/2014     (U) 1ST AMENDED COMPLAINT OF ENNA KUTZ FILED (AMENDED COMPLAINT/PETITION)      Not Applicable 
     07/07/2014     AMENDED SUMMONS FILED BY ENNA KUTZ      Not Applicable 
     06/06/2014     CASE MANAGEMENT CONF SET ON 10/06/14 AT 8:29 IN DEPT 5      
     06/06/2014     (U) COMPLAINT FILED     Not Applicable 

Case CISCV179344 - Pending Hearings

Date Action Text Disposition
10/06/2014 8:29 AM DEPT. 5     CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE     
10/06/2014 8:29 AM DEPT. 5     CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE     
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: ethercat on September 22, 2014, 12:20
Kicked to the curb: Penta vs. Narconon Gulf Coast Inc. and Deborah Ross (http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/lawsuits/kicked-to-the-curb-penta-vs-narconon-gulf-coast-inc-and-deborah-ross/)
Quote
Written by Mary McConnell on September 22, 2014

In mid September of 2012, Domenic J. Penta, Jr., age 44, had been at Narconon Gulf Coast for almost 2 months. Counting on the 90% success rate promised by Narconon Gulf Coast, his parents had paid $40,000 for him to attend. But unbeknownst to his parents, Dominic had been wrongfully kicked out of the program and dropped off at a hotel without any funds. He died of a drug overdose in the area shortly thereafter.

More at the link: http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/lawsuits/kicked-to-the-curb-penta-vs-narconon-gulf-coast-inc-and-deborah-ross/
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on September 22, 2014, 13:55
^^^^
Thanks for posting it here :)
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: SocialTransparency on September 23, 2014, 12:00
Kicked to the curb: Penta vs. Narconon Gulf Coast Inc. and Deborah Ross (http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/lawsuits/kicked-to-the-curb-penta-vs-narconon-gulf-coast-inc-and-deborah-ross/)
Quote
Written by Mary McConnell on September 22, 2014

In mid September of 2012, Domenic J. Penta, Jr., age 44, had been at Narconon Gulf Coast for almost 2 months. Counting on the 90% success rate promised by Narconon Gulf Coast, his parents had paid $40,000 for him to attend. But unbeknownst to his parents, Dominic had been wrongfully kicked out of the program and dropped off at a hotel without any funds. He died of a drug overdose in the area shortly thereafter.

More at the link: http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/lawsuits/kicked-to-the-curb-penta-vs-narconon-gulf-coast-inc-and-deborah-ross/
Sad that in this day and age this continued pattern of criminality still manifests itself. It has become the standard in which to gauge narCONons business model. Truly sad indeed!
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on September 24, 2014, 20:24
Dear Admin: I think we need a separate thread on this name change issue, just alert the public. Can we merge or redirect some of the posts to a new thread?

Thanks
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on September 25, 2014, 10:46
2 MOAR CASES FILED AGAINST NARCONON NORTHERN CALIFORNIA!

Superior Court of California, County of Santa Cruz
http://www.santacruzcourt.org/online-services/case-inquiry

DIANE KIND V NARCONON OF NORTHERN CA ET AL
Case CISCV174551 - DIANE KIND V NARCONON OF NORTHERN CA ET AL
Complaint Number:  0001 — COM COMPLAINT of DIANE KIND  ( Personal Injury- OTHER -)
Original Filing Date:  07/05/2012 

Complaint Status:  ACTIVE 

Party Number  Party Type  Party Name  Attorney  Party Status 
PLAINTIFF  DIANE KIND      HANNON, JOHN First Paper Fee Paid 
2  DEFENDANT  NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA  Unrepresented 
3  DEFENDANT  NARCONON INTERNATIONAL  Unrepresented   
4  DEFENDANT  ASSN FOR BETTER LIVING AND EDUCATION INTL  Unrepresented   
5  DEFENDANT  AUGUST WEST FAMILYSERVICES  Unrepresented   
6  DEFENDANT  DANIEL MANSON   Unrepresented   
7  DEFENDANT  ANGIE MANSON   Unrepresented
8  DEFENDANT  ERIK RUDNICK   Unrepresented
__________________________________ __________

Case CISCV174433 - JANICE OLSON V NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Complaint Number:  0001 — COM COMPLAINT of JANICE OLSON   CIVIL COMPLAINT
Original Filing Date:  06/19/2012 
Complaint Status:  ACTIVE 
Case CISCV174433 - Complaints/Parties
Party Number  Party Type  Party Name  Attorney  Party Status 
1  PLAINTIFF  JANICE OLSON     HANNON, JOHN P  First Paper Fee Paid 
2  DEFENDANT  NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA  Unrepresented   
3  DEFENDANT  NARCONON INTERNATIONAL  Unrepresented 
4  DEFENDANT  ASSOCIATION FOR BETTER LIVING AND  Unrepresented   
5  DEFENDANT  DANIEL MANSON   Unrepresented   
6  DEFENDANT  ANGIE MANSON   Unrepresented
____________________

This makes 4 ongoing cases against NN Northern California, all plaintiff's rep'd by John Hannon III, Esq.

UPDATE: Seems as if both of these cases may be ending soon, with plaintiff's Kind and Olson both being able to bring their cases again * before the court but it looks like the court ordered them both back to more case management, both set to occur in June 1013

Case CISCV174551 - DIANE KIND V NARCONON OF NORTHERN CA ET AL
Case CISCV174551 - Actions Viewed    Date Action Text Disposition

06/04/2013 8:29 AM DEPT. 4  FURTHER CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
     
03/20/2013  NOTICE OF ENTRY OF DISMISSAL AND PROOF OF SERVICE FILED BY DIANE KIND.   Not Applicable 
     
03/13/2013  REQUEST FOR DISMISSAL ON COMPLAINT FILED 07/05/2012 OF DIANE KIND AS TO DEFENDANT NARCONON INTERNATIONAL, ASSN FOR BETTER LIVING AND EDUCATION INTL, AUGUST WEST FAMILY SERVICES, DANIEL MANSON, ANGIE MANSON, ERIK RUDNICK WITHOUT PREJUDICE FILED      Not Applicable 

01/31/2013 8:29 AM DEPT. 4   FURTHER CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
                                                                             COMPLETED
 
01/28/2013  CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE STATEMENT FILED BY DIANE KIND
__________________________________ _________   
 

UPDATE on August West Family Services, the detox place in Capitola, CA set up and used by Dr Stein for Narconon Vista bay patients needing medical detox, run by RICHARD MICHAEL HARRISON. :

CA ADP DCH Suspended and Revoked Program List
Updated April 14, 2014

August West Family Services
3785 Golf Circle
Royal Oaks, CA 95076
Cease and Desist Issued: Jan 3, 2012

August West Family Services
9 Marea Avenue, Unit C
Watsonville, California 95076-1726
Cease and Desist Issued: June 28, 2013
http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/provgovpart/Documents/Suspended_and_Revoked_Programs.pdf

Court Records
California Superior Court at Santa Cruz
Name Search Results Santa Cruz Superior Court of California

Party Name Type    Case Name    Category Case Number     Filed
AUGUST WEST FAMILYSERVICES     DEFENDANT     DIANE KIND V NARCONON OF NORTHERN CA ET AL     (U) PI OTHER     CISCV174551     07/05/2012
AUGUST WEST FAMILYSERVICES, INC     DEFENDANT     
SONYA MITCHELL V  NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIF     
(U) BREACH OF CONTRACT CISCV173377  02/27/2012

Wysk Company Profile for
AUGUST WEST FAMILY SERVICES, INC.
California Corporation | Wysk # R9QJN33
Business Registration | California (Home State)
California Secretary of State Data updated August 26, 2014
Business Details
Business Name:    AUGUST WEST FAMILY SERVICES, INC.
Citizenship:    Domestic
State of Incorporation:    CA
Business Type:    Corporation
Tax Base:    Stock
Mailing Address:    PO BOX 669
2785 GOLF CIRCLE
CAPITOLA, CA 95010-0669
Status:    Dissolved
Secretary of State ID:    C3338181
Incorporation Date:    12/17/2010
Transaction History
Transaction    Amendment ID    Transaction Type    Comments
02/12/2014    D1226834    Certificate of Dissolution
http://www.wysk.com/index/california/capitola/r9qjn33/august-west-family-services-inc/profile

Officers | California (Home State)
California Secretary of State Data updated August 26, 2014
Statement of Officers File Number:    EF46513
Statement of Officers File Date:    06/13/2011
Name    Title    Address    
RICHARD MICHAEL HARRISON    President    PO BOX 1004
CAPITOLA, CA 95010-1004
http://www.wysk.com/index/california/capitola/r9qjn33/august-west-family-services-inc/officers

UCC and Tax Liens for

AUGUST WEST FAMILY SERVICES, INC.
California Corporation | Wysk # R9QJN33

UCC Filings | California (Home State)

California Secretary of State Data updated August 28, 2014
UCC Filing Summary
Filing Number      Type    Status    Filing Date    Lapse Date
137369867636    State Tax Lien    Unlapsed    07/15/2013    

07/15/2023
137369867636    State Tax Lien    Unlapsed    07/15/2013    

07/15/2023
137369564296    State Tax Lien    Unlapsed    07/11/2013    

07/11/2023
137369564296    State Tax Lien    Unlapsed    07/11/2013    

07/11/2023
Filing Number 137369867636
Debtors Name    Address
AUGUST WEST FAMILY SERVICES, INC    2785 GOLF CIR
ROYAL OAKS CA 95076 -5465
AUGUST WEST FAMILY SERVICES    2785 GOLF CIR
ROYAL OAKS CA 95076 -5465
Creditors
Name    Address
EMPLOYMENT DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT    PO BOX 826880
Sacramento CA 94280
Initial Filing
Status    Pages    Filing    Lapse Date
Unlapsed    2    07/15/2013    07/15/2023
Amendments

UCC-3 Filing Number    Filing Type    Pages    Filing Date
1373888138    Continuation    1    11/25/2013

Collateral
No collateral found.
Filing Number 137369867636
Debtors
Name    Address
AUGUST WEST FAMILY SERVICES, INC    2785 GOLF CIR
ROYAL OAKS CA 95076 -5465
AUGUST WEST FAMILY SERVICES    2785 GOLF CIR
ROYAL OAKS CA 95076 -5465
Creditors
Name    Address
EMPLOYMENT DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT    PO BOX 826880
Sacramento CA 94280
Initial Filing
Status    Pages    Filing    Lapse Date
Unlapsed    2    07/15/2013    07/15/2023
Amendments
UCC-3 Filing Number    Filing Type    Pages    Filing Date
1373888138    Continuation    1    11/25/2013
Collateral
No collateral found.
Filing Number 137369564296
Debtors
Name    Address
AUGUST WEST FAMILY SERVICES, INC    2785 GOLF CIR
Royal Oaks CA 95076 -5465
AUGUST WEST FAMILY SERVICES    2785 GOLF CIR
Royal Oaks CA 95076 -5465
Creditors
Name    Address
EMPLOYMENT DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT    PO BOX 826880
Sacramento CA 94280
Initial Filing
Status    Pages    Filing    Lapse Date
Unlapsed    2    07/11/2013    07/11/2023
Amendments
UCC-3 Filing Number    Filing Type    Pages    Filing Date
1473937676    Continuation    1    12/30/2013
Collateral

No collateral found.
Filing Number 137369564296
Debtors
Name    Address
AUGUST WEST FAMILY SERVICES, INC    2785 GOLF CIR
Royal Oaks CA 95076 -5465
AUGUST WEST FAMILY SERVICES    2785 GOLF CIR
Royal Oaks CA 95076 -5465
Creditors
Name    Address
EMPLOYMENT DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT    PO BOX 826880
Sacramento CA 94280
Initial Filing
Status    Pages    Filing    Lapse Date
Unlapsed    2    07/11/2013    07/11/2023
Amendments
UCC-3 Filing Number    Filing Type    Pages    Filing Date
1473937676    Continuation    1    12/30/2013
Collateral
No collateral found.
http://www.wysk.com/index/california/capitola/r9qjn33/august-west-
family-services-inc/ucc

LinkedIn
Michael Harrison

Addiction Specialist; Intervention Specialist at Private Practice
San Francisco Bay Area
Health, Wellness and Fitness

Michael Harrison's Overview
Current
        Individual and Family Counseling; Addiction Specialist;
        Intervention Specialist at Private Practice

Past

        Owner at August West Family Services
        Owner/CEO/Clinical Director at Providence Recovery Center
        Executive Sous Chef at Shadowbrook Restaurant
Education
        Bethany College of the Assemblies of God
        Cabrillo College

Connections
    198 connections

Michael Harrison's Skills & Expertise
( too lok to list )

Michael Harrison's Summary

40+ years work experience; business owner; casino management; food &
beverage management

Michael Harrison's Experience
Individual and Family Counseling; Addiction Specialist; Intervention

Specialist
Private Practice

Self-Employed; Myself Only; Mental Health Care industry September 2003 – Present (11 years 1 month) Santa Cruz, California

Private practice offering individual and family counseling, interventions

Owner  August West Family Services
June 2009 – June 2013 (4 years 1 month)

CEO; Clinical Director, oversee day-to-day operations; author all policies and procedures, oversee treatment planning, menu planning, and all staff training, scheduling, and recruitment. Recently closed

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/michael-harrison/29/496/536

HIPAA SPACE NPI number info still on line:

General Information
NPI Number    :    1558698928
Entity Type Code    :    Organization
Provider Name (Legal Business Name) AUGUST WEST FAMILY SERVICES, INC
      
Provider Business Mailing Address       
First Line    :    PO BOX 669
Second Line    :    
City    :    CAPITOLA
State    :    CA
Zip    :    95010-0669
Country    :    US
Telephone Number    :    831-786-8991
Fax Number    :    831-786-8991
      
Provider Business Practice Location Address       
First Line    :    2785 GOLF CIR
Second Line    :    
City    :    ROYAL OAKS
State    :    CA
Zip    :    95076-5465
Country    :    US
Telephone Number    :    831-786-8991
Fax Number    :    831-786-8991
      
Authorized Official       
Title or Position    :    CLINICAL DIRECTOR
Name    :    RICHARD MICHAEL HARRISON
Credential    :    CADC II; ICADC
Telephone Number    :    831-786-8991
      
Provider Enumeration Date    :    11/05/2009
Last Update Date    :    08/30/2012
Detailed Information
NPI Number 1558698928 has the “Organization” type of ownership and has
been registered to the following primary business legal name (which is a
provider name or healthcare organization name) — AUGUST WEST FAMILY
SERVICES, INC .

The enumeration date of this NPI Number is 11/05/2009.
NPI Numer information was last updated at 08/30/2012.
http://www.hipaaspace.com/Medical_Billing/Coding/NPI/Codes/NPI_155869892
8.aspx

Corporate info CA Secretary of State

Entity Name:   AUGUST WEST FAMILY SERVICES, INC.
Entity Number:   C3338181
Date Filed:   12/17/2010
Status:   DISSOLVED
Jurisdiction:   CALIFORNIA
Entity Address:   PO BOX 669, 2785 GOLF CIRCLE
Entity City, State, Zip:   CAPITOLA CA 95010-0669
Agent for Service of Process:   LEGALZOOM.COM, INC.
Agent Address:   100 WEST BROADWAY SUITE 100
Agent City, State, Zip:   GLENDALE CA 91210
http://kepler.sos.ca.gov/

Big thank you to David Compton, a victim of this scam, for alerting me to August West Family Services involvement in his son's care while at Vista Bay
http://narcononreviews.net/lawsuits/david-compton-v-narconon-vista-bay-narconon-international-and-able/

Despite my suggestion, Compton's attorney did not include August West in that case, his first case against Narconon Northern California aka Narconon Vista Bay. But he did in the above Diane Kind case when she contacted him and explained her complaints against Vista Bay. It was this case that did the place in.

Glad to see ADP sent that Cease and Desist, although it's the first time ever on their Revoked list.
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: BigBeard on October 01, 2014, 10:15
Ryan Hamilton has filed lawsuit #22. The complaint can be seen at:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/241408153/Martin-v-Narconon-Complaint?secret_password=RiJzi081XqSiq6gPlWnY (http://www.scribd.com/doc/241408153/Martin-v-Narconon-Complaint?secret_password=RiJzi081XqSiq6gPlWnY).

This ones a bit different, as it includes direct complaint about the call center involved:

Quote
90. The script then indicates that Fresh Start is recording its sales calls and using the recordings to conduct further analyses: “(Typically if the person does not want to get tagged, you have left out a step or not handled an objection properly, bring a copy of the reach sheet and the TAPE (you should have taped it) to Qual and ask qual to listen to the tape with you to see where the TECH went out or was left out).”

91. Fresh Start, acting on behalf of all Defendants, routinely records its sales calls and saves those recordings in a library of sorts for further study.

92. Fresh Start deliberately and purposely recorded its calls with Plaintiffs without their knowledge.

93. During Plaintiffs calls with Fresh Start they provided extremely private information about their family, financial situation, and embarrassing details about Plaintiff Wes Martin’s substance use. Plaintiffs had a reasonable expectation of privacy in conversations with Fresh Start. 94. Fresh Start never asked Plaintiffs for permission to record their conversations. If Fresh Start had asked, Plaintiffs would not have granted the request. 95. Fresh Start, acting on behalf of all Defendants, violated Plaintiffs rights under 18 U.S.C. § 2511 et seq. by intentionally recording their private conversations with Fresh Start salespersons without Plaintiffs permission.

96. Fresh Start further violated Plaintiffs’ rights by disclosing the recording of their conversations to others as a means of teaching the high pressure and deceptive sales techniques Fresh Start uses.

97. For Defendants’ violations of 18 U.S.C. § 2511 et seq., Plaintiffs are entitled to all damages recoverable under 18 U.S.C. § 2520, including, without limitation, costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees, punitive damages, injunctive relief, and statutory damages.

I'm hoping Mr. Hamilton and his clients filed complaints with the FCC and FBI about this. Since this appears to be a long term operating method, they'd be all over this regardless of the results of this particular lawsuit.

I'm also wondering, since the tapes contain personal information on potential clients/patients, if this also violates HIPAA laws or regulations? narCONon screams "Patient confidentiality" enough, I can't see how they could justify sharing the info on these tapes with others.
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: ethercat on October 01, 2014, 14:57
Dear Admin: I think we need a separate thread on this name change issue, just alert the public. Can we merge or redirect some of the posts to a new thread?

Thanks

Sorry I missed this; the new split topic is here:
Narconon Northern California changes name to Halcyon Horizons (http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,12847.0.html)

Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: mefree on October 01, 2014, 20:02
I'm hoping Mr. Hamilton and his clients filed complaints with the FCC and FBI about this. Since this appears to be a long term operating method, they'd be all over this regardless of the results of this particular lawsuit.

I'm also wondering, since the tapes contain personal information on potential clients/patients, if this also violates HIPAA laws or regulations? narCONon screams "Patient confidentiality" enough, I can't see how they could justify sharing the info on these tapes with others.

HIPAA does apply to "to all forms of patients’ protected health information (PHI), whether electronic, written, or oral." The minimum necessary standard (http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/coveredentities/minimumnecessary.html) also applies to any disclosures of PHI.

Uses and Disclosures for Treatment, Payment and Healthcare Operations (http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/coveredentities/usesanddisclosuresfortpo.html)

Incidental Uses and Disclosures (http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/coveredentities/incidentalusesanddisclosures.html)

HIPAA Guidance Materials for Consumers (http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/index.html)

Also, more stringent guidelines were available for federally assisted substance abuse treatment programs. It looks like those are up for revision.
http://www.samhsa.gov/healthprivacy/

Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: BigBeard on October 01, 2014, 22:53
Then, regardless what happens with the Martin's lawsuit, I hope the Feds decide to nail these @#$%! jerks to the wall over the wiretap and HIPAA violations.

I would really, really like to see some  ||||o|||| time come out of this for those  /oVo\ 's.
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on October 02, 2014, 21:20
Just so you all know, the Keller case and maybe others have included this script that includes recording calls in it.

https://www.scribd.com/doc/239567142/Keller-v-Narconon-Complaint
http://tonyortega.org/2014/09/13/ryan-hamilton-files-20th-lawsuit-against-scientologys-drug-rehab-network/

This Narconon Fresh Start registrar script referred to is

https://www.scribd.com/doc/129925087/Narconon-Fresh-Start-DRO-Script-With-Explanations

one of several documents leaked to me over 1 year ago by a Fresh Start employee who has since left. They are proving invaluable

Here are the others
https://www.scribd.com/AnonyMary/search?query=DRO

Never give up hope.Things like wiretapping  calls are being looked into and documented. The consequences will follow.
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: ethercat on October 08, 2014, 11:54
Narconon Reviews - 22 More Lawsuits Involving Narconon Added, Total: 84 (http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/lawsuits/22-more-lawsuits-involving-narconon-added-total-84/)

I think for now, Narconon Reviews has caught up with Ryan Hamilton's cases.  There are also 3 lawsuits against Narconon Freedom Center which I believe have not been seen on the net until now.



Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Sunshine on November 01, 2014, 21:35
For some reason the search function does not work for me so I do not know if this has been posted.
Was this cased dismissed?

Register of Actions (ROA)
Case Information
Case Number:   37-2014-00002635-CU-BC-NC   Date Filed:   02/13/2014      
Case Title:   Voiculescu vs. Narconon Fresh Start [IMAGED]   Case Status:   Dismissed      
Case Category:   Civil - Unlimited   Location:   North County      
Case Type:   Breach of Contract/Warranty   Judicial Officer:   Timothy M. Casserly      
Case Age:   84 days   Department:   N-31      

https://roa.sdcourt.ca.gov/roa/faces/CaseSearch.xhtml
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on November 01, 2014, 22:30
For some reason the search function does not work for me so I do not know if this has been posted.
Was this cased dismissed?

Register of Actions (ROA)
Case Information
Case Number:   37-2014-00002635-CU-BC-NC   Date Filed:   02/13/2014      
Case Title:   Voiculescu vs. Narconon Fresh Start [IMAGED]   Case Status:   Dismissed      
Case Category:   Civil - Unlimited   Location:   North County      
Case Type:   Breach of Contract/Warranty   Judicial Officer:   Timothy M. Casserly      
Case Age:   84 days   Department:   N-31      

https://roa.sdcourt.ca.gov/roa/faces/CaseSearch.xhtml

Thanks for the update. This case and complaint were posted up on Narconon Reviews earlier this year but I'm not sure when, and if it was mentioned on this thread.

http://narcononreviews.net/lawsuits/voiculescu-and-kelly-v-narconon-fresh-start-does-1-50/

The rest of the docket explains a bit more, showing that Voiculescu and Kelly dismissed it with prejudice ( meaning they agree to not sure on this matter again ) Meaning this case was settled by agreement before dismissal. Good for them!

Quote
Case Information
Case Number:    37-2014-00002635-CU-BC-NC    Date Filed:    02/13/2014       
Case Title:    Voiculescu vs. Narconon Fresh Start [IMAGED]    Case Status:    Dismissed       

ROA#   Entry Date   Short/Long Entry   Filed By   Document   Cart

12   05/08/2014   Civil Case Management Conference scheduled for 10/31/2014 at 09:00:00 AM at North County in N-31 Timothy M. Casserly was vacated.         

11   05/05/2014   Complaint dismissed with prejudice as to Kelly, Dan .         
10   05/05/2014   Complaint dismissed with prejudice as to Voiculescu, Eugeniu .         

9   05/05/2014   Complaint dismissed with prejudice as to Narconon Fresh Start.         

8   05/05/2014   Request for Dismissal with Prejudice - Entire Action filed by Voiculescu, Eugeniu; Kelly, Dan.

Refers to: Narconon Fresh Start   Voiculescu, Eugeniu (Plaintiff); Kelly, Dan (Plaintiff)   Request for Dismissal with Prejudice - Entire Action
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Sunshine on November 02, 2014, 09:23
Thanks Mary.
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on November 02, 2014, 11:26
You're welcome!  :)
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: ethercat on November 02, 2014, 22:55
For some reason the search function does not work for me so I do not know if this has been posted.

The search quit working so I turned it off till I get time to update the forum software.  Explanation here:
http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,12848.0.html

Thanks for the update on the case.
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on November 03, 2014, 16:46
For some reason the search function does not work for me so I do not know if this has been posted.

The search quit working so I turned it off till I get time to update the forum software.  Explanation here:
http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,12848.0.html

Thanks for the update on the case.

Thanks, ethercat.
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on December 22, 2014, 00:15
Another case filed in Oklahoma but the case is now Dismissed

Nicholas Wayne Holt was a 26 year old Marine and patient at Narconon Arrowhead but when and for how long, I do not know. We do not have a copy of the lawsuit complaint.  It appears that he died after leaving the program, since his death occurred June 23, 2012 at home in
Collinsville, OK. I believe he died of an overdose and that the family sued Narconon because it failed to provide what it promised or it contributed to his death in some way. The complaint was dismissed soon after it was filed and i hope the family was at least able to get it's money back for the time Nick was there.

The case is in Oklahoma district court
HOLT, JOHN D. IV vs. NARCONON OF OKLA.INC
Case Identifier    Pittsburg OK — CJ-2014-00131 Monitor this case
Type of Case    Civil Cases in which the relief sought exceeds $10,000
Date Filed    06/17/2014
Amount Owed    $0.00 (as of 12/11/2014 02:20pm)
Offense or Cause
    WRONGFUL DEATH

 Dismissed

Parties Involved
Judge    BARTHELD, THOMAS M.
Defendant    NARCONON OF OKLA.INC of Oklahoma City OK    Monitor this person
Plaintiff    HOLT, JOHN D. IV of Collinsville OK    Monitor this person
Plntf Atty.    MODOVSKY, STEPHEN J. of Tulsa OK
Defendant    DBA NARCONON ARROWHEAD    Monitor this person
Plaintiff    HOLT, NICHOLAS WAYNE    Monitor this person
Defendant    NARCONON INTERNATIONAL    Monitor this person
Plaintiff    HOLT, VICKIE A.    Monitor this person
Defendant    ASSOCIATON OF BETTER LIVING    Monitor this person
Case entries
Date    Description    Amount
Grand Total    $213.70
06/17/2014    F & E PETITION    $163.00
08/06/2014    F&E DISMISSAL WITH PREJUDICE    
Calendar events
Date    Time    Description
08/06/2014       ST DISMISSED
Receipts
Date    Description    Amount
Grand Total    $213.70
06/17/2014    R1-341934 MODOVSKY LAW OFFICE

Here he is with his mom, Vickie back when he visited her.
(https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/1422441_748740271805980_765940828_n.jpg?oh=d0966986325461caeaa12364d6ea9bd9&oe=5533F074)
Obituary and other information
http://www.floralhaven.com/obituaries/Nicholas-Wayne-Holt-65969/#!/Obituary
http://www.floralhaven.com/obituaries/Nicholas-Wayne-Holt-65969/#!/TributeWall
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=138259284

Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on December 22, 2014, 00:23
New case filed against Narconon Fresh Start out of San Diego County. Complaint copy is not imaged yet so unable to obtain copy online at this time.


View Case Detail
Case Title:      JAMES RUSSELL WOODRUFF AND LEEANN WOODRUFF ON BEHALF OF THE WOODRUFF REVOCABLE FAMILY TRUST VS. NARCONON FRESH START
Case Number:      37-2014-00039008-CU-FR-NC       Case Location:    North County       
Case Type:    Civil      Date Filed:    11/17/2014
Category:    CU-FRD    Fraud

File Location
North County Regional Center
Business Office/Records
325 South Melrose
Vista, CA 92081
(760) 201-8600

Plaintiff/Petitioner 
Last Name or Business Name      First Name      Primary (P) 
JAMES RUSSELL WOODRUFF AND LEEANN WOODRUFF ON BEHALF OF THE WOODRUFF REVOCABLE FAMILY TRUST             P 

Defendant/Respondent 
Last Name or Business Name      First Name      Primary (P) 
NARCONON FRESH START             P 

Imaged Case 
This case has not been imaged. 

Microfilm 
Microfilm ID      Location      Reel Number      Frame Number 
This case has not been microfilmed. 
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: mefree on December 22, 2014, 10:25
I sure hate to hear of another death, Mary. Thanks for posting these lawsuits.
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on December 22, 2014, 17:05
I sure hate to hear of another death, Mary. Thanks for posting these lawsuits.

I know. :(
But at least people are suing.
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: mefree on January 06, 2015, 18:45
Ryan Hamilton makes it 26 lawsuits against Scientology’s drug rehab scheme - Tony Ortega's Underground Bunker (http://tonyortega.org/2015/01/06/ryan-hamilton-makes-it-26-lawsuits-against-scientologys-drug-rehab-scheme/)

Quote
...“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...

more at http://tonyortega.org/2015/01/06/ryan-hamilton-makes-it-26-lawsuits-against-scientologys-drug-rehab-scheme/
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: mefree on January 15, 2015, 20:41
There's a new lawsuit against Narconon Freedom Center (http://media.mlive.com/citpat/news_impact/other/document-4.pdf) and some familiar themes in the plaintiff's allegations.

Lawsuit claims Albion rehab center is a Scientology front, latest in long list of lawsuits since 2005 - mLIVE (http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/index.ssf/2015/01/lawsuit_claims_rehab_center_in.html)
Quote
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.

more at http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/index.ssf/2015/01/lawsuit_claims_rehab_center_in.html
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on January 15, 2015, 21:12
Read the lawsuit brought against Narconon, claiming the rehab facility is a Scientology front ( comments welcome, as Narconon has a few of the troops out trying to bash the lawsuit in comments here)
http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/index.ssf/2015/01/read_the_lawsuit_brought_again.html

Direct link to the lawsuit complaint
http://media.mlive.com/citpat/news_impact/other/document-4.pdf
 
Special note
At 6am tomorrow morning January 16th, attorney for the Prevec's, Jeffrey Ray, will be speaking about Narconon in a live interview on WLIS 1320 Radio The Tony Conley Morning Show.

Here is the link to the live feed
http://www.mainstreamnetwork.com/listen/player.asp?station=wils-am
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: BigBeard on January 15, 2015, 22:42
I hope someone at the state lever notices, and NN get's nailed to the wall for practicing medicine without a license over this:

Quote
...before skipping a medical assessment, taking her completely off her anti-depressant medication...

You just DO NOT take someone off an anti-depressant "cold turkey". Especially without a preliminary medical assessment, and close medical supervision during the period a person is coming off the medication. Any licensed doctor will tell you that you just don't do that.
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on January 16, 2015, 21:28
Y--O-|| What BigBeard said 
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on January 17, 2015, 19:49
Quote
MCARTHUR VS NARCONON OF GEORGIA INC
Case date: Monday, October 28, 2013
SMALL CLAIMS GENERAL CIVIL
mcarthur, sara    -  Plaintiff
hadden, john d    -  Attorney for Plaintiff   

11/04/2013 - unscheduled document - see memo - - waiver of service of summons & offer to extend 60 days - - attorney for plaintiff
12/20/2013 - sheriff's entry of service - sheriff  01/06/2014 - answer - late - attorney for defendant     

Event Type             Division                             Date                                        Time          Location     Official
trial                      magistrate court civil   Thursday, January 30, 2014   1:00:00 PM   1C        judge magistrate
trial                      magistrate court civil   Thursday, February 20, 2014 1:00:00 PM    1C        judge magistrate

http://www.gwinnettcourts.com/home.asp#casedetail/case:13-m-37451/

No details yet on this small claims civil court case.

Not sure if this was ever updated but here is what I found just now: 

Mcarthur Vs Narconon Of Georgia Inc
Case Information
Case Number:    13-M-37451    Filing Date: Monday, October 28, 2013
Case Type:    Magistrate Court Civil    
Disposition:    Dismissed
Category:    Small Claims General Civil    
Disposition Date:    Friday, May 16, 2014

Courts:    Magistrate Court Civil    Disposition Manner:    Before Trial
Filing Type:       Official:    Judge Magistrate

2014-05-16 - Dismissal With Prejudice ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF

Case is done and charges cannot not be refiled again on this case. Usually means a settlement occurred
Title: Ryan Hamilton’s plan to consolidate his lawsuits against rehabs is denied
Post by: Mary_McConnell on February 08, 2015, 09:47
Kudos to Ryan Hamilton for trying.
Ryan Hamilton’s plan to consolidate his lawsuits against Scientology rehabs is denied
http://tonyortega.org/2015/02/08/ryan-hamiltons-plan-to-consolidate-his-lawsuits-against-scientology-rehabs-is-denied/#comment-1841915550

Hamilton Petition of Dec 29 Multi District Litigation Panel: Order denying
http://www.scribd.com/doc/255064728/Hamilton-MDL-Order-Denying-Transfer

The subject of how to sue in a more consolidated manner, while filing claims on the merits unique to each case and reaping the most for victims, is a complex matter which I have researched, pondered and discussed with others over the years in my wish to see more victims at least be able to get their day in court, especially during the years when there was a dearth of attorneys willing to take cases because of cost effective concerns as well as fears of Scientology fair game attacks. There is no simple solution to this yet but Ryan gets much credit on trying to go this route because it was the closest to simplifying matters and not at the expense of helping victims of the program. I am sure he will persevere and work around this minor setback in his overall progress.

Re: from the order
"Plaintiffs in all the actions on the motion are represented by common counsel,2 while defendants purportedly have retained liaison counsel to coordinate the litigation. At oral argument, counsel for the defendants confirmed their willingness to coordinate with respect to discovery of any common third-party or Narconon witnesses. These circumstances suggest that voluntary cooperation and coordination among the parties and the involved courts, particularly given the number of actions, is a preferable alternative to centralization to address any possibility of duplicative discovery or inconsistent pretrial rulings. See, e.g., In re Eli Lilly & Co. (Cephalexin Monohydrate) Patent Litig., 446 F. Supp. 242, 244 (J.P.M.L. 1978); see also Manual for Complex Litigation, Fourth, § 20.14 (2004)."


I guess we have to see how willing Narconon attorneys really are in in their claim that they are willing to coordinate discovery with respect to discovery of common third-party or Narconon witnesses.
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on April 09, 2015, 23:46
Scientology Drug Scandal! Church Paid More Than $500K To Defend Controversial Rehabs — READ The Tax Documents
http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2015/04/church-scientology-drug-treatment-legal-fees/ (http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2015/04/church-scientology-drug-treatment-legal-fees/)
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Sunshine on April 10, 2015, 11:06
NI forked out 6.5 million for legal settlements in 2012
(http://imageshack.com/a/img673/6053/VnlK45.gif)
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: BigBeard on April 10, 2015, 17:56
I wonder how many of those "Bad debts" are people refusing to pay balances after finding out the reality of narCONon and bailing??
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: mefree on April 10, 2015, 20:47
 __WB__ Sunshine!

Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on April 11, 2015, 11:07
NI forked out 6.5 million for legal settlements in 2012
(http://imageshack.com/a/img673/6053/VnlK45.gif)

Good to see you dropping by!! Thank you for posting this!

Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on April 30, 2015, 08:48
I came across this comment on alt.religion.scientology while searching for something.. It's a response to Chris Owen asking in 2004 Narconon's legal history - who's it sued or been sued by?
Several members there replied with some interesting information that I feel belongs on this thread:

Tilman commented on Germany
Quote
   Tilman Hausherr    
1/25/04
On 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 14748/86
http://www.ingo-heinemann.de/arb14748.htm

This was a labor court decision. The plaintiff successfully sued
Narconon to get paid properly and won about $10000 in back pay.

2) Verwaltungsgerichtshof Baden-Württemberg Az.: 1 S 3021/92
http://home.snafu.de/tilman/krasel/germany/vgh2192.html

This was an administrative court decision. The court decided that a
state official was right to claim that not a single successful narconon
rehabilitation had been proven.

3) Amtsgericht Miesbach, Az: Cs 65 Js 21802/90
http://home.snafu.de/tilman/narconon.tif

Former president of Narconon Schliersee convicted for practicing
medicine without a license.
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/alt.religion.scientology/-QBn-sssk-M (https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/alt.religion.scientology/-QBn-sssk-M)

Mike Gomez replied about a case in France:

Quote
   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 center
of Grangey-sur-Ource for lack of assistance to a person in danger."

http://www.whyaretheydead.net/others/Jocelyne_Dorfmann_34.html

orkeltatte commented on a case from Sweden
Quote
orkel...@hotmail.com    
1/26/04
ronthe...@yahoo.co.uk (Chris Owen) wrote in message news:<f758becc.0401251324.7cc6c2db@posting.google.com>...
- show quoted text -

There are at least one Swedish case that also was published in the
biggest newspaper DN ( Daily News)1999-03-18) A Weine Pettersson
started his journey in Narconon and was "bridged" over to an auditor ,
scammed for a lot of money, sued the Church but was settled (bought
of) outside court. These brilliant thinkers in Co$ then registrered
the "contract" of silence in the swedish court , were it became
official and hence public according to the swedish freedom of
information act.

read the article in swedish
The link he provided didn't work so here is the page discussing the matter
so Mike Gomez posted an English translation written by Tilman
Quote
Tilman Hausherr    
3/22/99
Translation #1:

(Articles by Anna Bodin, Copyright by DN.)
<abstract>
Scientology church
The church of Scientology is often accused of brainwashing its
members. Weine Pettersson is one of those who brought them to
court. But the scientologists rather settled outside the court and
offered Weine Pettersson 50.000 SEK in exchange for his silence.
<Article>
Scientologists bought Weines silence
The stillness in the room where we sit. The cat that sleeps with its
back toward the radiator. The other cat on the stool, eyes half closed
and the tail hanging over the edge like the weight for an old
fashioned clock. The timeless ticking of time. And then this shocking
story: Weine Petterssons tale of how he after years of ineffective
courses for hundreds of thousands of kronor decided to sue the church
of scientology.

The calls from the Office of Special Affairs. The hints and
implications of threats. The mechanisms behind the sects power of the
mind. 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 in
Huddinge. He'd been sent there by a social worker to be treated of his
addiction, from a juvenile use of marihuana that had turned into a
hidden 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 courses
withing the church of scientology. At 23 years of age he met a man
being 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 each
hand. Through those the auditor sent a weak current through his
body. On the contraption there was a movable needle. The auditor
called the instrument an "e-meter". Weine likens it to a lie detector
that measures tensions in the individual. The auditor went through
fixed checklists. When an item on the list gave a reading on the
meter, 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 conned
him out of 130.000 kronor and it certainly could not be cured with
therapy. Back then his loyalty was stronger than his doubt, and he
paid the requested sum.
-The teachings of the church of scientology is totally overwhelming,
he tells. It's an indoctrination encompassing everything. The
teachings ar so covering that when you turn around to find a door to
back out of, it is very difficult. They have created a mental wall
around you. The reason it's so hard to see through scientology is that
it'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 and
at the end of last year he was offered a settlement that he
accepted. In the deal was written that none of the parties could say
anything about the deal to outsiders or to media.

The church of scientology however made the mistake to send the deal to
the district court in Stockholm. In doing so, it became "offentlig
handling" and anyone can ask for it to read how the church tried to
buy Weines silence for 50.000 kronor.

The story ends. Stillness again spreads in the room. Weines partner
lifts their seven day old daughter and the third cat jumps ut to the
warmth of the pram. This week Weine stays at home with his
family. 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, attorney
says.

If you have paid a large amount of money to a sect, your chanses of
getting them back are slim. Since a religious organisation seldom is a
legal entity the former member have to prove who in the sect that got
their 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 the
distress, thoughtlessness (wantonness?) or ignorance of the client
when they sold their sourses and purposefully put the members in a
state 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 legislature
and this means that the outcome in a swedish court probably would be
the same. As far as Leif Ericksson knows the swedish suits against the
sect 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 of
scientology.

Tarja Vulto, reverend and informationofficer at the church of
scientology office of special affairs reject the criticism. The
disagreements with the church have been the fault of the
anticultmovement that twist and distort facts and instigate ex
members.

- 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 getting
into particulars. If he feels he didn't get anything in return it's
better 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 see
to it that people in the church are well and if there's a problem it's
handled. There's special terminals (people with a given task) for
people that are unwell oc that have criticism or no longer wants to be
members.

Have there been harassment and threats?
- I know that there's people who were members in the early 80's that
have said there was, and maybe it was but I've been working for the
church for twenty years and don't know about it. You can't be a
scientologist 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.
:
https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!msg/alt.religion.scientology/-fQB5vL-jqs/fU4dywuPgjsJ

I also came across another lawsuit:

Courtesy of Karin Spaink
Translated.
Quote
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

The complaint in English can be found here

Residents v. Narconon
Summary proceedings, May 31, 1994
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=nl&u=http://www.spaink.net/cos/zaken/kg940531.html&prev=search

The complaint in Dutch can be found here

Omwonenden v. Narconon
Kort geding, 31 mei 1994
http://www.spaink.net/cos/zaken/kg940531.html
 
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on January 23, 2017, 22:16

New lawsuit and relevant article posted at Narconon Reviews

Best Drug Rehabilitation, Inc v. Does 1, 2, and 3.  BDR sues to unfairly collect from a patient whose insurance didn't pay because BDR salesman fails to get prior approval. Defendants oppose it, files very revealing counter lawsuit. BDR gives up; both cases are simultaneously dismissed, with prejudice, meaning neither party can bring their case back before a court again. Big win for the defendants sued by BDR.

http://narcononreviews.net/lawsuits/best-drug-rehabilitation-v-does-1-2-3/ (http://narcononreviews.net/lawsuits/best-drug-rehabilitation-v-does-1-2-3/)

Important article on what we learned from this, information for potential patients trying to pay with health insurance, to  prevent being scammed.

Alert: Insurance Coverage & Collections Issues
On our radar: Best Drug Rehabilitation Inc, unbranded Narconons
Written by Mary McConnell on January 8, 2017

[..] We would like to share with you a recent memo we received from attorney Catherine Villanueva of the law firm Jeffrey Ray, P.C., regarding the above case and collection tactics being employed by Best Drug Rehabilitation and other unbranded Narconon programs against people who were under the belief that their health insurance was covering the treatment. ....[..] read on 
http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/insurance-coverage-collection-issues/ (http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/insurance-coverage-collection-issues/)

Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on April 22, 2017, 13:32
Apr 21 at 2:46 AM  New blog post on Narconon Reviews:

'The Fauteux Wrongful Death Lawsuit: Important For Many Reasons'

"This is a Complaint for Damages regarding the November 6, 2015 wrongful death of Tabatha Fauteux, a graduate of the Narconon Fresh Start program in Harlingen, TX , who was sent to Los Angeles as a trainee – housed and trained under the control and supervision of Narconon Int & ABLE. The complaint’s First Causes [...] Read more and post your thoughts at:
http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/lawsuits/the-fauteux-wrongful-death-lawsuit-important-for-many-reasons/  (http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/lawsuits/the-fauteux-wrongful-death-lawsuit-important-for-many-reasons/)

Previous mentions on Reaching For The Tipping Point Forum:

Re: Narconon Deaths
This is a follow-up story to one that Tony O. wrote in November involving another death.
http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,402.msg36717.html#msg36717
 (http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,402.msg36717.html#msg36717)

Re: Church of Scientology Negative Publicity Collection – 2016 - APRIL

CBS Boston WBZ-TV News Live
Police: Nashua Woman Set Up GoFundMe For Family’s Deceased Daughter, Took The Money
http://boston.cbslocal.com/2016/04/04/nashua-woman-gofundme-theft-deception-krystal-gentley/ (http://boston.cbslocal.com/2016/04/04/nashua-woman-gofundme-theft-deception-krystal-gentley/)

*NOTE: See the Underground Bunker story about Tabatha Fauteux’s death from a drug overdose after completing the Narconon program -
http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,12976.msg36835.html#msg36835 (http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,12976.msg36835.html#msg36835)
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: mefree on April 23, 2017, 16:58
I feel so bad for the Fateaux family. Thanks for posting, Mary.
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: BigBeard on April 24, 2017, 05:45
Tony O. has another follow-up on Apr 22: http://tonyortega.org/2017/04/22/scientology-denied-twice-in-wrongful-death-lawsuit-as-parents-grieve-for-tabatha-fauteux/

It actually should be, "$cientology Denied Three Times". In addition to the Anti-SLAPP and Demurrer motions being denied, Oklahoma attorney Gary Richardson's Pro Hac Vice application to represent narCONon in California was denied. Apparently application forms were not filled out correctly, copies of the application were not submitted to the California Bar as required, and no proof was provided a required $50 fee was paid. Maybe Richardson just wanted and excuse not to travel to California.
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on April 24, 2017, 21:05
Tony O. has another follow-up on Apr 22: http://tonyortega.org/2017/04/22/scientology-denied-twice-in-wrongful-death-lawsuit-as-parents-grieve-for-tabatha-fauteux/

It actually should be, "$cientology Denied Three Times". In addition to the Anti-SLAPP and Demurrer motions being denied, Oklahoma attorney Gary Richardson's Pro Hac Vice application to represent narCONon in California was denied. Apparently application forms were not filled out correctly, copies of the application were not submitted to the California Bar as required, and no proof was provided a required $50 fee was paid. Maybe Richardson just wanted and excuse not to travel to California.

You didn't read the information correctly. I responded to your comment over at WWP.
https://www.scribd.com/document/345930518/Fauteux-v-Narconon-Ruling-on-anti-SLAPP-and-Demurrer#from_embed


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Hardly. There was some sort of a mix up. The attorney in California, who submitted the application to the court for Gary Richardson,forgot to include the fee.

I am surprised that you would say this about Gary Richardson. Perhaps you don't know how many cases he has successfully represented victims of Narconon in Oklahoma? Here is a link discussing some of them

**BTW, Gary is the attorney for the Fauteux Family and has been all along. It is he who helped locate the CA attorney and coordinated the start the of case. Done all the while fighting Narconon et al's desperate attempts to prevent the start of trial in the Murphy case in Oklahoma.So lets try not mock one of the few but brave attorneys still fighting to help shut down this front group.

If you asked Guy Fauteax if he is satisfied with his attorneys and the work they have done thus far, he would no doubt say yes. The anti-slapp matter is one of many hurdles that the attorneys will continue to overcome for this family. Its significance is far more interesting to to us critics than to the average person who has been sucked into Narconon. Believe me, I know. Victims and their loved ones either just want their lawsuit over with as quickly as possible to a win, or their refund back so they can move on so they can forget the nightmare they lived through in dealing with Narconon . Our cause is not necessarily theirs, and they are not beholden to us to have their personal involvement all over the internet.

I intentionally did not contact Guy for my article* announcing the lawsuit and it's significance, which I posted the day before Tony's came out. I am not a reporter, but Tony is. I just help get information out on Narconon, like you do. But Narconon Reviews is a site created to document and help educate the public about Narconon. Narconon Reviews staff also feel it is important to first ask the attorney for permission to speak with the plaintiffs if needed, before posting a lawsuit. That way their client is briefed on what should and should not be stated, for the benefit of the case. We didn't need to in order to announce the lawsuit. Besides, we don't want to give Narconon and Scientology anything that can be used to derail the case or weaken the trust between the attorney and plaintiff.

So lets not take for granted the efforts of those helping us dismantle Narconon and Scientology. Even those previous attorneys, some of whom are no longer able to put in the time and efforts to help, are the good ones deserving of the benefit of the doubt. There was a time when no attorney would take a Narconon case!! We've come a long way, BigBeard! And you have been important in making that happen
~ Mary
https://whyweprotest.net/threads/tony-ortega-on-the-future-of-narconon.130619/page-5#post-2608159  (https://whyweprotest.net/threads/tony-ortega-on-the-future-of-narconon.130619/page-5#post-2608159)
** In since re-reading that part of the order tonight (page one re: application) I also made a mistake. Other than the filing fee of $50 not being included ( as I explained  why, above ) I now the see that there is the fact of the application Proofs of Service omits the (CA ) Bar Association. That doesn't mean they failed to serve notice on the Bar. Only that the court didn't receive documentation of it being done.

Keep in mind that Gary applied in Dec 2016 and this was the first time the money and proof of service was actually raised because the application actually was addressed by a judge without the hearing being cancelled.By the time the order came out a few days later, the money was paid, the proof of service to the bar resolved by the CA attorney for the Fauteux's, Thomas Friedberg.

So these are not a big deal in the grand scheme of things since the judge noted that Gary has done cases and been accepted in cases in CA before, fulfilling the other criteria for being admitted to the Fauteux case.  You misunderstood that part of the judge's statement, as well.

My point being that these are minor things and they had to be addressed this way because, after several other hearings for other stupid things the defendants filed,  the judge was trying to catch up and consolidate a bunch more of derailing motions filed by NN Int and ABLE Int in this case.

And my other point being that these lawyers are doing a great job overall, that no body is perfect. Certainly not the defendant's attorney, who really blew it with his anti-slapp filing and excuses. The judge's decision on that will help us in the Narconon Trout Run case, should  Social Bettermenmt Properties' attorneys ever get get their belated Memorandum filed and start trying to justify that Narconon is not Scientology. 


Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: mefree on April 24, 2017, 22:53
Thanks for that clarification, and for keeping up with the lawsuits, Mary.

I'll never forget when Gary Richardson was interviewed on OKC, Fox News and spoke about the "trend" of deaths at Narconon Arrowhead. He was so right!

Also, thanks to David Love for preserving the video.

https://youtu.be/MX9Gh1xjYHo
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: BigBeard on April 26, 2017, 11:10
Mary - My apologies. Aside from making me sleepy most of the time, the pain meds they have me on until I get a hip replacement get me a bit fuzzy at times. And somehow I got Gary Richardson (good guy) mixed up with $cientology attorney Gary Soter (not good guy).
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: Mary_McConnell on April 28, 2017, 13:25
Mary - My apologies. Aside from making me sleepy most of the time, the pain meds they have me on until I get a hip replacement get me a bit fuzzy at times. And somehow I got Gary Richardson (good guy) mixed up with $cientology attorney Gary Soter (not good guy).

Thank you, BigBeard. Apologies accepted. Yes, I can see how easily one could confuse the two names, regardless of medication effects! Its hard to keep up on who is who with all the lawsuits!!

So sorry for your discomfort. I know your pain and  the effect of pain medicines have, particularly those needed as surgery time approaches for lack of any more alternative. Had one of mine done in 2010.  This , too, shall pass for you, hopefully soon

Wishing you the best on your medical issue  :)
Title: Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
Post by: mefree on April 28, 2017, 17:20
Feel better, BigBeard!