AnonyMary

Formerly Fooled - Finally Free
Another tragic Narconon case. This time the patient did not die but suffered serious, permanent and grievous injuries as a result of burns suffered while in the care of Narconon Freedom Center.

While in a delusional, paranoid state doing 'withdrawal' at Narconon Freedom Center, Mr. Teague was severely and permanently burned on January 15, 2011 . His 'detox' was done at A Forever Recovery ( owned by Per Wickstrom of the former Narconon Stone Hawk) He was sent to Narconon Freedom Center to do the remainder of his program while suffering mentally and incomplete in his detoxing state. He was put in his room for 'withdrawal' without supervision. Then the fire occurred.

Both facilities are being sued for negligence.

Read the short but to the point complaint at Tipping Point Forum:

Legal Complaint: Teague vs Narconon Freedom Center Michigan & A Forever Recovery
http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,11433.msg25847.html#msg25847
 

R2-45

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Watch them try to squirm out of this mounting fail.

A bright and rising investigative reporter could bulldog more of the truth out about this. Probably not too easy, but good strong work could build a solid reputation.

:)
 

AnonyMary

Formerly Fooled - Finally Free
Watch them try to squirm out of this mounting fail.

A bright and rising investigative reporter could bulldog more of the truth out about this. Probably not too easy, but good strong work could build a solid reputation.

:)

Great idea. Thanks :)
 

JBWriter

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Re: Teague vs "A Forever Recovery" - Scientology Drug Rehab- Update October 2013

New information about this case from The Underground Bunker - here's the link: http://tonyortega.org/2013/10/18/sc...nce-in-the-disturbing-case-of-richard-teague/

On January 15, 2011, while being held in the “withdrawal unit” of Narconon Freedom Center in Albion, Michigan, Teague, while exhibiting symptoms of severe benzodiazepine withdrawal, set himself on fire with the use of a cigarette lighter and a spray cologne bottle. With flames engulfing him, he ran outside and extinguished the fire by plunging into the snow.

For five days, Teague was treated at A Forever Recovery as he was “weaned” from his klonopin and alcohol addictions. And now, Teague’s attorneys have deposed a woman who was the director of nursing at that facility and who helped treat Teague there.

For reasons that will become obvious, we’re only going to refer to this woman as Nurse Jackie.

Jackie first became a registered nurse in 1979, but from 1999 to 2009 she lost her license because of drug addictions and because she was caught stealing injectable demerol from a hospital where she worked. But she cleaned herself up, finished a bachelor’s degree, and by 2009 she’d won back her nursing license.

At the time, she was working at an arts and crafts store, but she’d put her nursing resume online when she was interviewed by Wickstrom’s company. And that’s when she went from selling scrapbooking supplies to become the director of nursing at A Forever Recovery.

Actual "Nurse Jackie" deposition excerpts are at the link above -- and the trial itself is reported to begin in January 2014.

JB
 

tetloj

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Tony notes that Narcanon are dropped from the action (but Wickstrom's detox centre is still in)
 

JBWriter

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Re: Teague vs "A Forever Recovery" - Scientology Drug Rehab - Update October 2013

Tony notes that Narcanon are dropped from the action (but Wickstrom's detox centre is still in)

Thanks, Tetloj :thumbsup:

(I'd changed the title of my post to reflect that, but cannot change the original title's thread and didn't think it necessary to start a fresh thread.)

JB
 

JBWriter

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Re: Teague vs Narconon Freedom Center & A Forever Recovery - Date of Trial?

Does anyone know the exact date the trial in this Michigan case is scheduled to begin?
(I've only been able to find "January 2014".)

Thanks in advance,

JB
 

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JBWriter

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Re: Teague vs Narconon Freedom Center & A Forever Recovery - Date of Trial?

Did you try posting this question on the Teague vs Narconon thread at Reaching For the Tipping Point? http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,11433.msg25847.html#msg25847

No, but I did find a link to the court docket: https://mcc.co.calhoun.mi.us/details.php?c=2012+0000001483&se=party#events
It doesn't show the date of trial but it does provide information about what's been going on in this lawsuit.

If I'm reading it correctly, A Forever Recovery recently filed a motion (not specified in the docket but it's probably for 'Summary Disposition' which may be Michigan's version of Summary Judgment) and TeamTeague filed their response to that motion.

Prior to this, it appears depositions have been taken, interrogatories sent/received, and witness lists for both sides compiled/submitted to the court.

For those keeping score...

Plaintiff: Richard Teague
Plaintiff's Counsel: Jeffrey P. Ray

Defendant: A Forever Recovery
Defendant: TIA Corporation
Defendants' Counsel: Phillip B. Slot <---Opened his own firm recently. Law degree in 2007. Admitted to practice: California, Michigan, & Illinois.

The Judge in this case, James C. Kingsley, graduated college in 1963. <---Not a typo.
(Link: http://www.calhouncountymi.gov/government/circuit_court/judicial_biographies/ )


JB
 

AnonyMary

Formerly Fooled - Finally Free
A Forever Recovery aka Per Wickstrom is now pushing to go to trial... kind of stupid though.
 

NoName

A Girl Has No Name
Plaintiff's counsel is Jeffrey Ray?

Wow.... The Universe is just telling the cult it's fucked with that one. :hysterical:
 

JBWriter

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Re: Teague vs Narconon Freedom Center & A Forever Recovery - Date of Trial Moved

No, but I did find a link to the court docket: https://mcc.co.calhoun.mi.us/details.php?c=2012+0000001483&se=party#events
It doesn't show the date of trial but it does provide information about what's been going on in this lawsuit.

If I'm reading it correctly, A Forever Recovery recently filed a motion (not specified in the docket but it's probably for 'Summary Disposition' which may be Michigan's version of Summary Judgment) and TeamTeague filed their response to that motion.

Prior to this, it appears depositions have been taken, interrogatories sent/received, and witness lists for both sides compiled/submitted to the court.

For those keeping score...

Plaintiff: Richard Teague
Plaintiff's Counsel: Jeffrey P. Ray

Defendant: A Forever Recovery
Defendant: TIA Corporation
Defendants' Counsel: Phillip B. Slot <---Opened his own firm recently. Law degree in 2007. Admitted to practice: California, Michigan, & Illinois.

The Judge in this case, James C. Kingsley, graduated college in 1963. <---Not a typo.
(Link: http://www.calhouncountymi.gov/government/circuit_court/judicial_biographies/ )


JB

This case was docketed to begin trial in January 2014 but now the online court docket states there will be an evidentiary 'mini-trial' first.

:hmmph:

JB
 

JBWriter

Happy Sapien
This case was scheduled for trial in January 2014, but the trial was postponed due to a bit of last-minute legal wrangling.

The Calhoun County online docket has been down for a few days, unfortunately, so no new trial date is reportable at this time.
Link here: http://www.calhouncountymi.gov/government/circuit_court/circuit_court_records_search/

Does anyone in/near Michigan have an update for this case?

JB

5 weeks later and the Calhoun County circuit court's online docket is still down.
See link: http://www.calhouncountymi.gov/government/circuit_court/circuit_court_records_search/

Hmmm.

JB
 
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