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Scientology's legal events calendar for 2012

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This is a copy from OCMB, interesting indeed! Thankyou Sponge! :biggrin:


Current pending cases and calendar of legal events for 2012

It's going to be a hectic year, and the beginning of this month alone sees a flurry of activity all within a week of each other.

2nd Feb - Paris, France - Criminal. Fraud appeal: Done. Guilty, with some increased sentences and fines from the original trial ruling on Oct 2009). In the media the say they are appealing to the "supreme" court but no official legal word on any filing or intention to file.
Latest here: ESMB: http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?23207-France-Scientology-appeal-trial-Nov.-3-Dec.-1-2011

OCMB: http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=52770

3rd Feb - Clearwater, Florida, USA - Civil. Refund claim. Ex-church scientologists Bert Schippers and Lynne Hoverson sued scientology back in november 2011 for refund of monies: Pending. Scientology argued on february 3rd that only scientology law should apply (their own arbitration). No idea when the next hearing is.
Latest here: ESMB: http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?26165-lawyer-tells-judge-Only-Scientology-law-applies
OCMB http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=52898

7th Feb - Sydney, Australia - Criminal.
Jan Eastgate (aka Meyer) perverting the course of justice charges (originally May 2011): Pending. A second count of perverting the course of justice was added to the existing charge on 7 Feb 2012. The matter will be back up for court mentin on 24th April and then a two day Committal hearing on 15th & 16th May 2012, which is crunch time when the magistrate decides if there is enough evidence to go to trial. Jan Eastgate Meyer must attend this committal.
The latest 2nd charge shows the police mean business.
Latest here: ESMB: http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?23435-Jan-Eastgate-arrested!-Today-Tonight-exclusive
OCMB: http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php?p=432772#p432772

9th Feb - Los Angeles, California, USA - Civil. Marc and Clare Headley appeal against the dismissal of their lawsuits (Aug 2010) for labor/wage voilations, human trafficking, forced abortions etc : Pending. Hearing begins on 9th Feb 2012 (note that there is still a related appeal in a similar case from Laura DeCrecenzo but I don't know the status of that appeal)
Latest here: ESMB: http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthre...Claire-Headley-s-appeal-starting-Feb-9th-2012

9th Feb - San Antonio, Texas, USA - Civil. Scientologist Debbie Cook sued by scientology for breakigng a gag agreement after a private email criticising the current leadership was leaked to thousands of scientologists and media: Pending. Hearing on thursday 9th Feb. Presumably arguments will be heard as well as whether a temporary restaining order should be continued.
Latest here: ESMB: http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?26221-Debbie-Cook-s-Trial

OCMB: http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=52452

TBA 2012 - Clearwater, Florida, USA - Civil. Wrongful death of Kyle Brennan lawsuit: An appeal is pending. Previous media/legal up to the dismissal of the original case: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=30185 ,
Mass documents release this week:
OCMB http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php?p=432461#p432461

TBA 2012 - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - Civil. Wrongful death of Patrick W. Desmond : Pending lawsuit, in progress. The Desmond Family v. Narconon of Georgia, Narconon International, et al. Last known actions: depositons of Narconon ED, Mary Reiser.
http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,8408.0.html(Oct 2011)

TBA 2012 - Narconon, Quebec, Canada. Various invesigations in progress by government bodies against Narconon. Too many to mention. See David Love aka "intellgence" on OCMB and WWP.
ESMB: http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?20969-Narconon-Exposed-David-Love
OCMB Narconon forum: http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewforum.php?f=12

TBA 2012-13? - Brussels, Belguim - Criminal. Cases against scientology invidivuals and entities, dating as far back as 1997, for fraud and being a criminal organizaition plus a 2008 case for fraud and extortion. This has been under investigation for a long time and the combining of the 2008 case seems to have slowed both even more. There has been new interest mentioned in a news article this month:
ESMB: http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthre...o-Scientology-fraud-cases-under-investigation
OCMB: http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=52887 (Feb 3rd).
I believe French protesters will be joining the Belgians this month in Brussels to remind them.

TBA 2012 - Jaffa, Isreal - Civil(appeal) + Criminal. There's two related cases here. Firstly Gur Finkelstein, the man hired by scientology to do all the deals on, then sobotaging, the building the of the Jaffa Ideal Org is facing all sorts of criminal charges including arson and attempted murder. Meanwhile in a civil case the contractor, Naif Salati, was suing for foreclosure of the building to get his money back after Finklestein was arrested. However the judge reversed it an awarded it to scientology (who presumably Salati would then have to sue directly). The contractor claims the judge made mistakes and has filed an appeal (December 2011)
ESMB: http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthre...mpted-Murder-Foreclosure-General-Paranoia-and
Latest here: http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php?p=423536#p423536(Dec 2011). There are links in the top of that thread to earlier timeline threads on this whole Ideal Org debacle.

TBA 2012 - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - Civil. CoS Georgia and Deborah Danos(DSA) sued for breach of commercial lease (4488 North Shallowford Road GA location - Vacated). Waterford Park LLC & PS Energy Group INC Vs. Church Of Scientology. Pending. Some confusion in filings for, and responses to, motions for summary judgment. If it is going to trial then it sounds like it must be soon.
Latest info: http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint ... 09.60.html (December 2011)

TBA 2012 - Atlandta, Georgia, USA - Civil. CoS vs city of Sandy Springs. Part one complete. Second part pending. RLUIPA (Religious Land Use & Institutionalized Persons Act, Lawsuit over zoning issue of proposed Ideal Org (the city approving use as a church but limiting the useable size of the building space citing lack of sufficnient car parking) . The cult lost the first round in october 2011 (see initial media reports: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=39454 ). There is a remaining decision on "free exercise rights" (Substantial Burden and First Amendment Claims) yet to be considered.
Complete and Latest info: http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,3137.160.html

TBA 2012 - Things that OSA couldn't even dream of in their worst nightmares.

More to come (as I remember the ones I'd previously forgotten).


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. . . whew! just as well I don't have do these one at a time ; )


Lulu Belle

Years ago....we could only have dreamed of this. Wall to wall court dates, each one ripping out another small piece of the heart of the beast. All on record.

It makes me all giddy. :faint:

When I was in, every time OSA had a big legal flap and/or a big case they lost or got a lot of bad PR about, there would be an ethics mission into OSA. The result would be that they would lose a good percentage of their existing staff.

If that practice has been continued (which I personally think it has) the staff must be down to...oh I'd say...minus 50 by now.

La La Lou Lou

When I was in, every time OSA had a big legal flap and/or a big case they lost or got a lot of bad PR about, there would be an ethics mission into OSA. The result would be that they would lose a good percentage of their existing staff.

If that practice has been continued (which I personally think it has) the staff must be down to...oh I'd say...minus 50 by now.

So this all would be added to DM's in basket. Oh dear!
This could be interesting indeed.:yes:

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There is just so much happening!

This round-up from the Village Voice shows the pace of it just this week alone.

Things back at the underground bunker are peaceful and calm -- the cats dig the new scratching post, we hear, and they're finally getting some quiet time while we're on the road frantically trying to keep up with Scientology's ongoing implosion.

Things started out quietly enough as we began another week with some Sunday Funnies that continued a Star Wars theme Down Under. Then we kicked things up a notch with another big Monday investigative feature, this time about Scientology's secretive Church of Spiritual Technology. In a rare interview with a former CST employee, we provided detailed maps to all five locations of the church's bizarre underground vaults in California, New Mexico, and Wyoming, where archives of L. Ron Hubbard's writings are stored to survive a nuclear war.

On Tuesday, we took a closer look at the 2-minute TV ad that Scientology has been running on network television. Turns out not everything in it is exactly on the up and up.

That afternoon, we relayed the news that CCHR president Jan Eastgate was charged with a second count in her ongoing criminal prosecution in Australia. We also noted that tonight NYC anons will be celebrating four years of Project Chanology.

Wednesday morning we previewed the Debbie Cook temporary injunction hearing by interviewing Gerry Armstrong, another person who signed a gag order but then spoke out about Scientology anyway.

That night we sneakily boarded a plane to San Antonio so we'd be on the spot for Thursday's big hearing. We provided live updates from the courtroom that proved to be pretty popular. Thursday evening we wrapped up that day's testimony with some analysis of the case.

Friday morning, after posting our regular weekly feature of L. Ron Hubbard dispatches from the yacht Apollo, we resumed our live coverage from a San Antonio courtroom.

After Scientology surprised everyone by waving the white flag and giving up on its gag order as the lawsuit goes forward, we got to interview Debbie yesterday afternoon.

Wow, what a week! OK, let's get to the awards... http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2012/02/scientology_dra.php


Oh dear, those are the proverbial "signs of success". Scientology is winning :nervous:

:biggrin: Well, maybe not.:happydance:

Yeah, I remember when staff and public would be briefed that whenever there was lots of noise and attacks against Scientology that it meant that the SPs were really riled up because Scientology was 1) creating so many able beings, 2) making ethical people, and 3) exposing the nasty crimes of the SPs.

The PR spin was, "Scientology was making a major impact and was truly creating huge beneficial effects across all dynamics". And THAT was why the attacks were getting more exaggerated and intense. :clap:

Of course, they would keep it very general, just like above, so that the staff and public could DUB-IN whatever the hell they wanted to, so as to make sense of such PR bullshit.

It just kills me how stupid and deluded Scientologists can continue to be. That that believe such nonsense - for years and years. :duh: