Filed 5/19/14: Jones et al v. Narconon of Northern California d/b/a Narconon Redwood

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Jones et al v. Narconon of Northern California d/b/a Narconon Redwood Cliffs et al
http://dockets.justia.com/docket/california/candce/5:2014cv02316/277518

Jones et al v. Narconon of Northern California d/b/a Narconon Redwood Cliffs et al

Plaintiff: Robin Jones, James Ramirez, Sr. and James Ramirez, Jr.

Defendant: Narconon of Northern California d/b/a Narconon Redwood Cliffs, Association for Better Living and Education International and Narconon International

Case Number: 5:2014cv02316

Filed: May 19, 2014

Court: California Northern District Court

Office: San Jose Office

County: Alameda

Presiding Judge: Lucy H. Koh

Referring Judge: Howard R. Lloyd

Nature of Suit: Other Fraud

Cause of Action: 28:1332

Jury Demanded By: Plaintiff
 

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Re: Filed 5/19/14: Jones et al v. Narconon of Northern California d/b/a Narconon Redw

JonNature of Suit: Other Fraudes et al v. Narconon of Northern California d/b/a Narconon Redwood Cliffs et al
http://dockets.justia.com/docket/california/candce/5:2014cv02316/277518

Jones et al v. Narconon of Northern California d/b/a Narconon Redwood Cliffs et al

Plaintiff: Robin Jones, James Ramirez, Sr. and James Ramirez, Jr.

Defendant: Narconon of Northern California d/b/a Narconon Redwood Cliffs, Association for Better Living and Education International and Narconon International

Case Number: 5:2014cv02316

Filed: May 19, 2014

Court: California Northern District Court

Office: San Jose Office

County: Alameda

Presiding Judge: Lucy H. Koh

Referring Judge: Howard R. Lloyd

Nature of Suit: Other Fraud

Cause of Action: 28:1332

Jury Demanded By: Plaintiff

Is that brilliant insouciance or is someone becoming mightily tired of this cult's behaviour?
 

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Re: Filed 5/19/14: Jones et al v. Narconon of Northern California d/b/a Narconon Redw

Note to OSA: It is only just beginning...
 

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Re: Filed 5/19/14: Jones et al v. Narconon of Northern California d/b/a Narconon Redw

Tony Ortega now has a post up on this new lawsuit.

http://tonyortega.org/2014/05/21/no-la-weekly-tom-cruises-career-was-not-ruined-by-a-gif/#more-14928

Excerpts:
Ryan Hamilton files his ninth federal lawsuit against Narconon

Las Vegas attorney Ryan Hamilton keeps putting more pressure on Scientology’s drug rehab network, Narconon. He’s filed his second federal fraud lawsuit against Narconon’s facility in Watsonville, California, and his ninth overall, with other suits in California, Nevada, and Colorado.
She was referred by a generic website to “Redwood Cliffs,” the Narconon facility in Watsonville, California, which didn’t mention its connection to the Narconon network, but claimed to have a 76 percent success rate.

(We’ve seen Narconon facilities advertise up to 90 percent success rates — but an internal e-mail written by its legal affairs officer which we obtained last year showed that the network has no real scientific proof to back up those claims.)
The usual Narconon claims were made to Jones: that her son would get drug counseling at a facility staffed with a licensed physician. Based on those claims, Jones paid $35,500 up front for Jimmy’s treatment.

Once Jimmy was at the facility, instead of drug counseling he was given introductory Scientology training, and subjected to a sauna program Scientologists call the Purification Rundown.
Despite NNC [Narconon Redwood Cliffs] representations that Jimmy would receive counseling, at no point did staff ever speak to Jimmy about the specifics of his life or his drug use and its causes. In fact, no one at NNC ever spoke to Jimmy about his substance abuse at all.

NNC transferred Jimmy to from its facility near Watsonville, California to its facility near Lake Tahoe, California known as “Emerald Pines.”

Because he was not receiving anything resembling treatment and because he did not feel safe at NNC’s facility, Jimmy left NNC with a group of patients.

Jimmy and the other patients walked to town from the facility. They found lodging while they made travel plans to return to their respective home states.

NNC staff camped outside their hotel room, followed them around town, and repeatedly harassed Jimmy and the other patients.

Jimmy and the others were forced to ask local police to get NNC staff to leave them alone.
Jones et al vs Narconon Complaint
http://www.scribd.com/doc/225371464/Jones-et-al-vs-Narconon-Complaint
 
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