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Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
« Reply #100 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)

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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     

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Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
« Reply #101 on: September 21, 2014, 11:05 »
Santa Cruz Superior Court of California   John Hannon, Esq for Plaintiff

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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     
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Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
« Reply #102 on: September 22, 2014, 12:20 »
Kicked to the curb: Penta vs. Narconon Gulf Coast Inc. and Deborah Ross
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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.

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Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
« Reply #103 on: September 22, 2014, 13:55 »
^^^^
Thanks for posting it here :)
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Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
« Reply #104 on: September 23, 2014, 12:00 »
Kicked to the curb: Penta vs. Narconon Gulf Coast Inc. and Deborah Ross
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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!

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Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
« Reply #105 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
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Re: Lawsuits against Narconon - Ongoing Thread
« Reply #106 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

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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
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Michael Harrison's Skills & Expertise
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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.
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Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
« Reply #107 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.

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

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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.
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Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
« Reply #108 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

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Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
« Reply #109 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 also applies to any disclosures of PHI.

Uses and Disclosures for Treatment, Payment and Healthcare Operations

Incidental Uses and Disclosures

HIPAA Guidance Materials for Consumers

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/

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Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
« Reply #110 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.
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Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
« Reply #111 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.
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Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
« Reply #112 on: October 08, 2014, 11:54 »
Narconon Reviews - 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.



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Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
« Reply #113 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      

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Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
« Reply #114 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!

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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
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Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
« Reply #115 on: November 02, 2014, 09:23 »
Thanks Mary.

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Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
« Reply #116 on: November 02, 2014, 11:26 »
You're welcome!  :)
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Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
« Reply #117 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.
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Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
« Reply #118 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.
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Re: Lawsuits against Narconon and NN front groups - Ongoing Thread
« Reply #119 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.

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

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