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Narconon’s Recurring Insurance Nightmare
« on: August 31, 2013, 22:48 »
Narconon’s Recurring Insurance Nightmare

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...Evanston Insurance Company, Narconon’s (former?) insurance carrier, has filed a civil lawsuit in Federal Court to request a declaratory judgement that would render their policy with Narconon of Georgia, Narconon International, and ABLE void ab initio – lawyer-speak for “void from the beginning” – meaning that Evanston would not be required to cover any of the legal costs or judgments against any of the entities named as defendants in the class action case. Narconon will be required to either find another provider, or cover the costs themselves. ...

Dox here: http://narcononreviews.net/lawsuits/evanston-insurance-company-v-narconon-of-georgia-rtc-able-narconon-international-et-al/
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Re: Narconon’s Recurring Insurance Nightmare
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2013, 20:22 »
Apparently, the law firm Alston and Boyd LLP, who represented Narconon International in the Desmond case, have wised up, because now they're representing Evanston Insurance in this case.   :D

There's an article as of today, behind a paywall, here: http://www.law360.com/articles/469227/insurer-says-it-was-tricked-into-covering-scientology-clinic-

They have a free 7-day trial subscription.
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Re: Narconon’s Recurring Insurance Nightmare
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2013, 20:28 »
Good for them! I guess they don't need to be hit over the head with a pine tree to see where the sunshine falls!

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Re: Narconon’s Recurring Insurance Nightmare
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2013, 08:38 »
So when are the FTC, FBI & IRS going to start getting serious about all the fraud related to $cientology and it's front groups that is coming out more and more every day???

 
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Re: Narconon’s Recurring Insurance Nightmare
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2013, 17:28 »
So when are the FTC, FBI & IRS going to start getting serious about all the fraud related to $cientology and it's front groups that is coming out more and more every day???
Good question.

By the way, for any who missed it. Tony Ortega covered Narconon's insurance nightmare, and more, at the Underground Bunker today.
http://tonyortega.org/2013/09/04/scientologys-drug-rehab-network-stymied-in-canada-sued-by-insurers-generally-screwed/
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Re: Narconon’s Recurring Insurance Nightmare
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2013, 18:31 »
Insurer moves to drop Narconon of Georgia for fraud - WSB-TV
 By Jodie Fleischer

NORCROSS, Ga. — A local drug rehab facility that's been the subject of a year-long Channel 2 Action News investigation is facing new trouble.

Narconon of Georgia's own insurance company is now trying to drop its coverage, accusing the program of fraud.

In a federal court filing, the Illinois-based Evanston Insurance Company says Narconon of Georgia "made the misrepresentations with the actual intent to deceive" and that the insurance company has "no obligation ... to defend or indemnify Narconon."

A federal judge has yet to rule on the status of the insurance policy. An attorney for Narconon of Georgia declined to comment because of pending litigation.

more at http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/insurer-moves-drop-narconon-georgia-fraud/nZrM8/

Story coming on shortly. Here's a link for out of area: http://www.wsbtv.com/s/news/live/
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Re: Narconon’s Recurring Insurance Nightmare
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2013, 19:43 »
AJC Christian Boone also reporting in, except it requires premium subscription this time:

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/crime-law/scientology-affilated-drug-rehab-clinic-sued-by-in/nZrT6/

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Re: Narconon’s Recurring Insurance Nightmare
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2013, 20:09 »
AJC Christian Boone also reporting in, except it requires premium subscription this time:

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/crime-law/scientology-affilated-drug-rehab-clinic-sued-by-in/nZrT6/

The Insurance Commissioner thinks they have an excellent case on the insurance fraud!

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The suit by Evanston comes on the heels of a joint probe by the state insurance commissioner and Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter into allegations that the center had filed nearly $3 million in fraudulent claims with insurance companies. The probe was launched after an Atlanta-Journal-Constitution investigation into claims by a mother of a former patient who said her insurer was billed $166,275 for doctor visits that never occurred and treatment that was never provided.

“I don’t think there’s any doubt that there was some insurance fraud going on,” State Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said in an interview last week. He said investigators have duplicated all of the hard drives seized in an April raid of Narconon’s offices and “We’re going through them one at a time. I think we’ve got an excellent case.
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Re: Narconon’s Recurring Insurance Nightmare
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2013, 09:09 »
If the insurance company is allowed to bail those sueing for damages should keep in mind NN GA falls under NN Int, which falls under ABLE, which is sitting on $5 million+ in CDs.

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Re: Narconon’s Recurring Insurance Nightmare
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2013, 20:50 »
FWIW, the docket for the Evanston Insurance Company case has been archived from PACER via RECAP on the Internet Archive website:

http://ia601904.us.archive.org/28/items/gov.uscourts.gand.197777/gov.uscourts.gand.197777.docket.html

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Re: Narconon’s Recurring Insurance Nightmare
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2013, 19:08 »
Thanks, AL.
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Re: Narconon’s Recurring Insurance Nightmare
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2013, 00:47 »
A case development blurb from Law360

November 15, 2013
Evanston Insurance Company v. Narconon of Georgia, Inc. et al

Extension of Time

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time for Defendants to File Responsive Pleadings re: 1 Complaint,, for Declaratory Judgment by Evanston Insurance Company. (Eisenstein, Elena)

more behind a pay wall at http://www.law360.com/cases/5220ba208d2d0971ca009eb4
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Re: Narconon’s Recurring Insurance Nightmare
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2013, 21:05 »
Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time for Defendants...

Give them all the time they need - the more time they have, the bigger and more entertaining the whopper lies they come up with are!
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Re: Narconon’s Recurring Insurance Nightmare
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2013, 18:59 »
November 18, 2013
Evanston Insurance Company v. Narconon of Georgia, Inc. et al

Order on Motion for Extension of Time to Answer

ORDER granting the 15 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. Defendants Association for Better Living and Education International, Narconon International, Narconon of Georgia, Inc. and Religious Technology Center, Inc.'s answers due 12/16/2013. Signed by Judge Steve C Jones on 11/18/13. (aaq)
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Re: Narconon’s Recurring Insurance Nightmare
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2013, 23:07 »
ORDER granting the 15 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer.

Ha!  The judge must have heard me.   :P
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Re: Narconon’s Recurring Insurance Nightmare
« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2013, 20:03 »
ORDER granting the 15 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer.

Ha!  The judge must have heard me.   :P

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