Patron with Honors
It's also possible,
(what with COS (DM) having a billion dollars to defend scientology, and concurrent fundraising activities, and not many real live members contributing money to their auditing and training, )
that DM has worked out a deal with these lawyers that he will pay them $1 Million dollars per year for the rest of their lives,
if, they end this case or not allow DM to be deposed.
That's a nice carrot.
The DM did it with Pat Broeker. And Marty was a part of it. Marty knows DM knows, and DM knows Marty knows.
As Hubbard said, with enough money, you can buy yourself out of any game you do not wish to play.
I guess history has proven you are correct. I don't want to get too philosophical here (heaven forbid) but it sure seems that big money and the legal system sure operates on fear as their main underlying exponent of operation. Scary thing to make a mistake dealing with the likes of dm and his ilk. Interesting profession to sell your soul for... I'm glad I stuck to a bread and butter existence and prefer to watch others fuck themselves up from a distance.
Old age can be a real bitch when you've got a bad conscience to keep you company, irrelevant of how much money you have. Karma waits for everybody.