Las Vegas lawyer Ryan Hamilton continuously overdo the pain for Scientology’s medicine rehabilitation network, Narconon.
Simply days after submitting a suit versus Scientology’s rehabilitation center in Nevada, Hamilton submitted a brand-new government suit versus Narconon’s facility in Fort Collins, Colorado, which passes the name A Life Worth Saving.
In this instance, Ben Levy, a ski teacher, signed up at A Life Worth Saving last July for a medical issue he had actually grabbed after a back injury.
Levy was informed by the center’s exec supervisor, Glen Petcavage, that Narconon was a nonreligious program “as well as in no other way entails the technique or research of any type of religious beliefs.”
Yet Levy quickly discovered himself participating in odd Scientology procedures, consisting of chewing out ashtrays and also providing “touch helps.”
“On one celebration, a Narconon therapist clarified that she wished to offer Ben a touch aid on his back. Instead of touching his back, nonetheless, the therapist got his crotch.”
Ben made a decision to leave, yet located that Narconon’s team would not allow him to go. After he continued, they took him to a homeless sanctuary in Fort Collins, “with no loan or [Levy’s] charge card.” Levy after that needed to make his method the home of Basalt, Colorado, which was hrs away.
By our matter, that’s twelve government claims Hamilton has actually submitted versus Narconon in California, Nevada, and also Colorado.
Angelo Amato (San Diego)
Christy Estrada and Branden Chavez (San Diego)
Cathy and Michael Tarr (Nevada)
Harry and Lauren Geanacopulos (Nevada)
David, Stacy, and Jack Welch (Nevada)
Bryan and Nikki Mott (Colorado)
Charles and Tyler Matthys, and Linda Phillips (Colorado)
Kenneth and Jered Mowery (Watsonville, CA)
Robin Jones, James Ramirez Sr. and Jr. (Watsonville, CA)
Charis Yates, Beret and Dean Pugh (Nevada)
Lori, Ryan, and Jilliene Winchell (Nevada)
One of Hamilton’s lots legal actions encountered a movement to reject and also endured it, which bodes well for the remainder making it through very early difficulties. Various other legal actions we’re seeing:
Judge Ronald White The National Association of Forensic Counselors government claim versus Scientology and also Narconon:The NAFC called 82 accused in this whopper legal action, which charges Scientology as well as Narconon of conspiring to abuse the NAFC’s medicine therapy qualifications to earn Narconon show up even more reputable compared to it is. We’ve currently found out by considering the legal action’s docket that it has actually been appointed to Federal District Court Judge Ronald A. White in Muskogee, Oklahoma, a George W. Bush appointee in 2003. The docket likewise shows that 3 lawyers have actually made appearances for Narconon of Oklahoma: M. David Riggs, William Gregory James, and also Donald M. Bingham, all the Tulsa company Riggs Abney. Furthermore, various offenders have actually currently been offered the claim, yet Scientology leader David Miscavige is not yet amongst them. We’re extremely interested to see exactly what type of response Riggs, James, and also Bingham documents.
Monique Rathbun’s Texas harassment suit: Any day currently, we’re anticipating the Texas Third Court of Appeals to determine whether Comal County Judge Dib Waldrip abused his discernment when he located that Monique might depose David Miscavige for an administrative problem. Afterward’s chosen, the very same court will certainly take into consideration Scientology’s anti-SLAPP movement, which Waldrip rejected. Till those charms are made a decision, the instance is closed down in Waldrip’s court.
Luis and also Rocio Garcia’s government fraudulence suit in Tampa: Any day currently, we’re anticipating District Court Judge James D. Whittemore to rule on Scientology’s movement to compel the Garcias right into adjudication as well as disregard their suit. After the Garcias endured a movement to invalidate their lawyers as well as after a challenging territory fight, we would certainly be stunned if they really did not likewise endure the mediation movement. A claim submitted by lawyer Vance Woodward in Los Angeles Superior Court is likewise dealing with a comparable movement to compel the situation right into adjudication– we’re waiting to see Vance’s response to that.
Laura DeCrescenzo’s forced abortion claim: Laura endured a significant obstacle in October in this 5-year legal action, as well as a test was ultimately arranged for very early in 2015. However after that Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ronald Sohigian retired, as well as both sides worked out arguments to courts that were picked to change him. In the meanwhile, Scientology has actually submitted various movements– requiring Laura to pass on an old computer system, as an example– which look like angling explorations. Anticipate much more obstacles from Scientology, however, that 2015 test day impends huge.
Narconon claims in Oklahoma: Former district attorney Gary Richardson has actually been active taking depositions in the many legal actions he’s managing for the family members of 3 clients that passed away at Scientology’s front-runner rehabilitation center. However, there’s still no word on the region as well as state criminal examinations right into the fatalities greater than 2 years after they occurred. Additionally, we’re waiting to read more concerning the shooting of state authorities whose lawyer claims her termination was associated with the examination of Narconon.