Patron with Honors
Marty is so full of shit. Did you see the words "Pinellas County Mediators" in the 2nd document? It's obvious to me (but not confirmed because I wasn't there) that Helena represented the cult in mediation with Gary Lerner and the FSSO guy made a major screw-up in processing the claim.
Mediation is a lawsuit alternative offered to parties to resolve claims. Pinellas County Mediation is offered through the State Bar that licenses attorneys & provides legal referrals. Lerner, obviously, wanted to avoid the high costs of litigation & agreed to mediate his claims.
I have no doubt Marty knows this & is deliberately misrepresenting it to massage his inflated ego.
I don't know exactly what to make of this but it seems to me that the far more plausible interpretation of events is that which you suggest--that someone at FSSO was told to send Lerner's releases and waivers to Kobrin (which would make sense, probably to check over for accuracy) and mistakenly created a release packet in Kobrin's name (even helpfully researching the account balance) and sent it to Lerner. This is the kind of mistake that could easily get a paralegal fired, especially as it discloses confidential information to distinterested parties (and indeed, the world), but seems far more likely to have occurred than for them to have mistakenly sent over Kobrin's actual release forms to Lerner. If Kobrin was going to leave Scientology my guess is that it'd involve more than boilerplate legal forms given what she does for Scientology.