Shiny & Free
This is a copy from OCMB, interesting indeed! Thankyou Sponge!
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
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
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
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
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:
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.
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.
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:
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)
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).