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Gold Base: Hospitality Construction vs CoS. Court documents.

Discussion in 'Important documents' started by Sock Puppy, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. Sock Puppy

    Sock Puppy Patron with Honors

    From AO:

    I purchased most of the important court documents regarding the Hospitality Construction vs CoS for your review.

    Basically, back in 2002, the CoS contracted Hospitality Construction (a Florida company) to make the berthing units at Gold Base. The contract was for approximately 12.7 million. The work was started and approximately 260K of work had been completed, when the CoS decided to cancel the contract and do the work themselves. Hospitality construction sued for the wok done in 2003 and placed a lien on their property. It took 5 years and a lot a court hassles get a settlement. Lots of changes of judges and various motions were filed. And of course, the berthing units are still not finished.

    Some lulzy items are for example, Moxon trying to file a contempt of court against Hospitality and then having to retract it.

    This needs to be posted on Arnie's website as well as others such as WWP, and ESMB.

    I'm sure the legal types will enjoy reading these documents. What I get out of this is that Scientology does not honor their contracts and instead of paying a relatively small amount (compared to the entire contract), they will insted spend years in court fighting it. The ended up losing anyway. Those of you who were on location at the time may have a different perspective.

  2. Sock Puppy

    Sock Puppy Patron with Honors

    These documents could be very interesting in the context of the religious R-1 visas. The CoS hired this contractor from Florida to do work at Gold Base. The work was started, the subs and suppliers identified, but the contract was cancelled and they had the work completed by Sea Org people. This could be a clear violation of the R-1 rules, which forbids most work except actual religious services.

    If you don't have time to read all the documents, start with this one: 04080044-Page0-16.pdf

    The one is particularly lulzy: The scilon's answer to the complaint: 04170593-Page0-6.pdf (please explain the seventh and eight affirmative defenses!)

    There was a mention in document 06912120-Page0-2.pdf that the contractor hired workers that were non-union, but that Golden Era ONLY used union subcontractors! (Like the SeaOrg is a union!)

    The legal beagles should find this fun.
  3. AnonShaw

    AnonShaw Patron with Honors

    Edit: Already posted

    Grats on doing something useful!
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2009