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Class action lawsuit against Scientology’s drug rehabs refiled with new plaintiffs

Discussion in 'Narconon, Drug Free World, and Other Anti-drug Fro' started by CommunicatorIC, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    Class action lawsuit against Scientology’s drug rehabs refiled with new plaintiffs.

    Tony Ortega: Class action lawsuit against Scientology’s drug rehabs refiled with new plaintiffs

    http://tonyortega.org/2016/04/13/cl...ogys-drug-rehabs-refiled-with-new-plaintiffs/

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    Jonathan Little’s firm joined with two others to file a class-action lawsuit in California a little more than a year ago. But as we reported recently, the suit had the wind knocked out of it when the judge agreed with Narconon that language in the contracts the plaintiffs had signed obliged them to take their disputes to arbitration. Little told us that he’d refile with new plaintiffs who hadn’t signed such contracts.

    On March 28, Little’s firm and two others filed the new lawsuit in federal court in Northern California, with two new plaintiffs.

    Jamie Kerzner sent her son to the Narconon in Warner Springs in San Diego County in early 2014, Connie L. Rana sent her daughter to Rainbow Canyon Retreat in Caliente, Nevada in early 2013.

    In both cases, the lawsuit states merely that these parents had paid $33,000 in up front money only to discover, after their children arrived at the rehab centers, that they were in fact delivering Scientology training and not drug counseling. Both parents pulled their children out.

    Unlike other lawsuits against Narconon, there are no allegations about poor treatment or injuries or other medical issues. The lawsuit is laser-focused on the basic bait-and-switch of Narconon, and it explains in length how individual Narconon centers are controlled by the church itself.

    If this lawsuit can withstand early challenges by Narconon, its goal would be to add many more plaintiffs, which Little is looking for with a website that has made Narconon’s attorneys so unhappy.

    Here’s the new complaint. We’ve put in a call to David Miller, Little’s colleague whose name is on the document.

    Rana v Narconon (Burgoon Second Amd Complaint)

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    https://www.scribd.com/doc/30827324...omplaint?secret_password=T00IgL4RoN7dBeVjjHRL
     
  2. Gizmo

    Gizmo Rabble Rouser

    Re: Class action lawsuit against Scientology’s drug rehabs refiled with new plaintiff

    The day will come when the cost of all the lawsuits overwhelm the cult & it ruins them - ah, just like the cult killed the Cult Awareness Net Work .

    Who said " Live by the sword, die by the sword " ?