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To a point I agree, live and let live and all that. But not when it comes to drugs.

Especially when it comes to NarCONon sucking $ out of families for what they think is a real drug addiction program killing and recruiting it's way through it's clientele. Why Kate is recommending MORE Elcon claptrap on a NarCONon Lawsuit thread is very telling.


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They should just give people stimulants like LRH said in friggen Dianetcs and quit trying to get people off of them. I understand getting people off opiates and marijuana but even still for some people its the right thing. Why enforce your own view of drugs or societies view of what your view should be on someone else?
Very nice job derailing the thread into some generalized discussion of drug policy, particularly and immediately after the most recent development. People seem to be falling for it. Very well done.

Oh, and as for that important most recent development that, you know, is actually relevant to the specific topic of this thread:

Signs of chaos emerge for Scientology’s Narconon drug rehab legal defense.

Since this is the place that I place general news concerning the Ryan Hamilton lawsuits, collectively, against Narconon, I'll place this here.

Tony Ortega: Signs of chaos emerge for Scientology’s drug rehab legal defense

The last time we reported on the 19 lawsuits filed against Scientology’s drug rehab network Narconon by Las Vegas attorney Ryan Hamilton, we told you that Hamilton had won a decisive victory in the Geanacopulos lawsuit when Judge James C. Mahan denied the motion to dismiss filed by Narconon International and the Association for Better Living and Education (ABLE).

We called it an across-the-board victory as Judge Mahan knocked down each of the arguments made by International and ABLE, and we may have been more right than we realized.

We just learned that Narconon’s attorneys have asked that its motions to dismiss in several of the Hamilton lawsuits be withdrawn. There’s no explanation given, and in each of the lawsuits — McClure, Tino, Winchell, and Yates — it’s the law firm of Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith, representing Rainbow Canyon Retreat — the Narconon Fresh Start facility in Caliente, Nevada — which has asked for the withdrawals. (The Geanocopoulis lawsuit also involves the Nevada rehab center.)

But it’s another filing by the Lewis Brisbois law firm that really caught our attention. This one involves the Tarr lawsuit, also filed against Rainbow Canyon Retreat in Nevada, and it’s pretty unusual. The attorneys of Lewis Brisbois are asking for emergency relief because they got screwed over by the attorneys for Narconon International and ABLE.

It turns out that International and ABLE settled with Hamilton’s plaintiffs and got out of the lawsuit without telling Rainbow Canyon Retreat or its attorneys, Lewis Brisbois. And that’s put Lewis Brisbois in a bad position as it apparently puts them over a deadline to submit a list of expert witnesses.

In other words, there’s some chaos going on in Scientology’s defense of its Nevada lawsuits, and one set of attorneys didn’t have the decency to inform another set of attorneys that Narconon International and ABLE had cut a check to get out of one battle. Meanwhile, four other motions to dismiss have been withdrawn without explanation. What’s going on?

Naconon Fresh Start Emergency Motion to Extend Discovery and Scheduling


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Tony Ortega: Scientology suffers another setback against Ryan Hamilton’s lawsuits

In a strong rebuke, Federal District Judge James C. Mahan has struck down another motion to dismiss filed by Scientology’s drug rehab network, Narconon, in a federal fraud lawsuit brought by Las Vegas attorney Ryan Hamilton.
The attorneys for Narconon’s Nevada facility, Rainbow Canyon Retreat in Caliente, asked that the lawsuit be dismissed on technical grounds, but Judge Mahan called the lawsuit “well-pleaded,” and indicated that he found the allegations somewhat stomach-turning:
The court finds that these allegations alone, when taken as true, preclude dismissal of plaintiffs’ intentional infliction of emotional distress claims. The conduct described could support a jury finding of extreme and outrageous conduct performed with the intention to create, or reckless disregard for, emotional distress.
It’s worth a read. And once again, a federal order knocks down Narconon’s arguments and can be cited in other lawsuits.

Welch v. Narconon: Order by Tony Ortega



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We are now up to twenty-five.

And this is the first one by Ryan Hamilton in Florida. :thumbsup:

Cross-posted from the Bunker:



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News from the Bunker this morning...

Ryan Hamilton makes it 26 lawsuits against Scientology’s drug rehab scheme

Ryan Hamilton has filed yet another federal fraud lawsuit against the Church of Scientology’s drug rehab network, Narconon. This makes 26 lawsuits he’s filed just since last February, and none of them has been dismissed (although a number of them have been settled or are in mediation).

Once again, Hamilton has filed a lawsuit on behalf of someone who paid for drug counseling at the Narconon Fresh Start facility in Caliente, Nevada, known as Rainbow Canyon Retreat.

Maryland resident Dianna Nardella found the place by searching online for a rehab facility for her son, Charles, in December 2011. According to the complaint filed by Hamilton, Dianna found herself talking on the phone to Narconon Fresh Start representative Ryan Warczak.

“Dianna explained to Warczak that her son had recently been a passenger in automobile accident in which three of his friends had been killed and her son was the lone survivor. Dianna further explained that her son needed a rehabilitation program that provided both substance abuse treatment and counseling for his grief and depression related to the auto accident,” says the lawsuit.

Warczak, the complaint alleges, told Dianna that Narconon “provided for grief and depression as well as substance abuse treatment.”

Hamilton points out that, in fact, in other cases Narconon has admitted that it doesn’t provide counseling at all. Instead, patients go through Scientology training that is the same for each subject.


See Full Post: http://tonyortega.org/2015/01/06/ry...st-scientologys-drug-rehab-scheme/#more-19072


Scientology and the lines down into the facility are tied in very nicely by documentation in this complaint!
It really is a must-read.

Thanks to all who have helped with the documentation over the past. It's coming to fruition!

It is interesting...that the CofS.....I suppose at one time, claiming that LRH writing are "scripture," that this claim can now come back and bite them in the ass....on these Narconon cases.


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It is interesting...that the CofS.....I suppose at one time, claiming that LRH writing are "scripture," that this claim can now come back and bite them in the ass....on these Narconon cases.

The whole of Narconon is based upon Scientology processes, many of which are bridge actions. TRs Objectives, Purif, PTS/SP ups and Downs date, ethics conditions... They are one and the same, just in different formats ( include illustrations, different covers for the books or variations on the course titles. Here is a link to all the program course books in sequence
Narconon Program Books - Complete

•Narconon Course 1, Therapeutic TR Course
• Narconon Course 2 Clear Body, Clear Mind, The New Life Detoxification Program Delivery Manual
•Narconon Course 3, Learning Improvement Course
•Narconon Course 4a, Communication & Perception Course
•Narconon Course 4b, Communication & Perception Course
•Narconon Course 5, Ups & Downs in Life Course
•Narconon Course 6, Personal Values and Integrity Course
•Narconon Course 7, Changing Conditions in Life Course
•Narconon Course 8, The Way to Happiness Course


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Tony Ortega: Ryan Hamilton’s plan to consolidate his lawsuits against Scientology rehabs is denied


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We’re so used to Las Vegas attorney Ryan Hamilton running roughshod over his opponents, this comes as a bit of a surprise. But Hamilton’s attempt to have his many lawsuits in several states against Scientology’s drug rehab network Narconon consolidated into a single federal court in Nevada was rejected on Friday.

Consolidating the cases would have simplified things for Hamilton — with so many cases (27 filed in total), they’re generating many motions which are very similar to each other.

But the US Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation found that the cases, while similar, had enough differences to argue against consolidating them into one court.

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Ryan Hamilton’s plan to consolidate his lawsuits against rehabs is denied

Hamilton Petition of Dec 29 Multi District Litigation Panel: Order denying doc:
Kudos to Ryan Hamilton for trying :thumbsup:

The subject of how to sue in a more consolidated manner, while filing claims on the merits unique to each case and reaping the most for victims, is a complex matter which I have researched, pondered and discussed with others over the years in my wish to see more victims at least be able to get their day in court, especially during the years when there was a dearth of attorneys willing to take cases because of cost effective concerns as well as fears of Scientology fair game attacks. There is no simple solution to this yet but Ryan gets much credit on trying to go this route because it was the closest to simplifying matters and not at the expense of helping victims of the program. I am sure he will persevere and work around this minor setback in his overall progress.

Re: from the order
Plaintiffs in all the actions on the motion are represented by common counsel,2 while defendants purportedly have retained liaison counsel to coordinate the litigation. At oral argument, counsel for the defendants confirmed their willingness to coordinate with respect to discovery of any common third-party or Narconon witnesses. These circumstances suggest that voluntary cooperation and coordination among the parties and the involved courts, particularly given the number of actions, is a preferable alternative to centralization to address any possibility of duplicative discovery or inconsistent pretrial rulings. See, e.g., In re Eli Lilly & Co. (Cephalexin Monohydrate) Patent Litig., 446 F. Supp. 242, 244 (J.P.M.L. 1978); see also Manual for Complex Litigation, Fourth, § 20.14 (2004).

I guess we have to see how willing Narconon attorneys really are in in their claim that they are willing to coordinate discovery with respect to discovery of common third-party or Narconon witnesses.



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Narconon International drug rehab centers face TV ad by Rolshouse Law


Feb. 8, 2015 - Cult Examiner: "This appears to be the first time a law firm has paid for a TV commercial seeking clients to file lawsuits against Scientology’s empire of Narconon rehab centers." -- "It’s difficult keeping track of how many lawsuits are now facing Narconon in the United States, with 27 filed by Las Vegas attorney, Ryan Hamilton, and another attorney in Michigan who filed two lawsuits within a week. All of the lawsuits appear similar, alleging misrepresentation, fraud, and harm."