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« Reply #195 on: April 28, 2016, 05:02:32 PM »

                                            Ex-Scientologist claims church made her have an abortion at 17

A former member of the Church of Scientology can proceed to trial with a lawsuit alleging she was forced to work long hours before she was a teen and was coerced to have an abortion at age 17, a Los Angeles judge ruled Wednesday .

Superior Court Judge John Doyle denied a motion by lawyers for the Church of Scientology International and its Religious Technology Center to dismiss Laura Ann DeCrescenzo’s case. The only cause of action he tossed dealt with whether the plaintiff was deprived of a constitutional right of liberty.

The case was filed in April 2009, and the allegations include forced abortion, false imprisonment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, unfair business practices and wage-and-hour violations.

Robert Mangels, an attorney for the Religious Technology Center, said he will file papers asking a panel of the 2nd District Court of Appeal to order Doyle to reverse his ruling and grant dismissal of the case.

Attorney Bert Deixler, on behalf of the Church of Scientology, declined to say afterward if he would join in the motion.

Deixler argued that the lawsuit wrongly involves the courts in the affairs of a religious organization.

“We do not have the civil courts investigate religious practices,” Deixler said.

Deixler said the DeCrescenzo case is “a question of faith, and not force” and that the plaintiff and her family made their own choices without intimidation.

But DeCrescenzo’s attorney, John Blumberg, said his client was effectively “brainwashed” by the church because she was not allowed to hear outside opinions about the religion’s practices.

“She was not a free-thinking adult at this point,” Blumberg said.

Although now-retired Judge Ronald Sohigian previously dismissed the case, a three-justice panel of the 2nd District Court of Appeal reversed his decision in June 2011 and sent the case back to the judge to determine whether the church was permitted to raise the statute of limitations as a defense.

According to a sworn declaration by DeCrescenzo, she began volunteering to do church work at age 6 or 7 in Orange County. She says that at age 7, she was part of a Scientology group organized to picket the very civil courthouse where trial of her lawsuit will take place.

She claims the demonstration showed the church’s ability to “go to every length to bring down people who filed lawsuits” against the institution,” whose followers include Tom Cruise and John Travolta.

“I believed that if I took any action against the Church of Scientology — whether filing a lawsuit or even speaking negatively about the Church of Scientology — that I would be subjected to severe retribution, including significant financial penalties and loss of my family,” DeCrescenzo stated.....

http://mynewsla.com/crime/2016/04/27/ex-scientologist-claims-church-made-her-have-an-abortion-at-17/
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« Reply #196 on: May 03, 2016, 07:31:41 AM »

                                        Former Scientologist forced to have abortion wins major legal victory against church

https://www.rawstory.com/2016/05/former-scientologist-forced-to-have-abortion-wins-major-legal-victory-against-church/
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« Reply #197 on: May 03, 2016, 07:05:33 PM »

                               Catholic woman fired after refusing to take Scientology courses at ‘alkalized water’ company: lawsuit

https://www.rawstory.com/2016/05/catholic-woman-fired-after-refusing-to-take-scientology-courses-at-alkalized-water-company-lawsuit/
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« Reply #198 on: July 07, 2016, 08:14:52 AM »

                              Scientology the Bully—Part 1—CH-100—A Request for Civil Harassment Restraining Order Against Me


https://jennyatlax.wordpress.com/2016/06/28/scientology-the-bully-part-1-ch-100-a-request-for-civil-harassment-restraining-order-against-me/

Update 16th July 2016
http://tonyortega.org/2016/07/15/scientology-caves-fred-haseney-avoids-court-hearing-taking-camera-to-big-blue-tomorrow/
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« Reply #199 on: July 12, 2016, 08:21:59 AM »

                                      David Love Files Lawsuits against Narconon Scientology

    We now have a Court Hearing date scheduled for August 25, 2016 at the Montreal Courthouse.

    I responded to the email from the Court Clerk this morning - requesting copies of specific documents.

    For reasons that may or may not be obvious, I have been 'off the grid' and 'holding cards close' for past few months while waiting for the court date.

    I am now living in Vancouver, B.C., and will fly back to Montreal a couple days prior to the Hearing.

    In my view, the deck is stacked against all the Defendants in this lawsuit due to the Quebec Human Rights Commission decision -- AND with additional documents that will be submitted to the Court prior to 15 days before Hearing.

    'BREACH of CONTRACT' by violating Human Rights and Freedoms and blatant Human Rights abuses in reference to the Human Rights Commission decision, could indeed, establish a 'Case Precedent Public Court Record' that is long overdue.

https://smartpeopletoday.net/
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« Reply #200 on: August 05, 2016, 12:13:55 AM »

                                        Appeals court rules in favor of Tampa attorney in years-long fight with Scientology


 http://www.tampabay.com/news/scientology/appeals-court-rules-in-favor-of-tampa-attorney-in-years-long-fight-with/2267716
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« Reply #201 on: December 22, 2016, 05:55:40 AM »

                     
           Laura DeCrescenzo Is Suing Church of Scientology Over Forced Abortion, Is This Standard ...


http://www.inquisitr.com/3814133/laura-decrescenzo-is-suing-church-of-scientology-over-forced-abortion-is-this-standard-scientology-practice/
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« Reply #202 on: December 25, 2016, 06:26:50 AM »

                     Laura Decrescenzo v. Church of Scientology International, Inc., et al.

    I'm cross-posting an exchange from the comments section of Mike Rinder's blog concerning a precedent set by this ongoing lawsuit:
    Sherrie says December 17, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    I am a California lawyer. I am no expert in criminal law as my practice has been civil litigation. However, within that realm, relevant statutes of limitations can be tolled where fraud prevented a person from timely suing to enforce a contract or sue for a tort. There are limitations, of course, but this is one manner in which statutes are tolled. Just thought I’d add that, for what it’s worth. Also, a case against the FLDS for Food Stamp fraud is wreaking havoc in that community; the government sued. They can also sue for improperly withholding payroll taxes and social security on a mass scale.

    Mike Rinder says December 17, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    Hi Sherrie, thanks for writing. There is also a wonderful decision in the Laura Dieckman case by the California Court of Appeals, affirmed by the Supreme Court that addresses the issue of equitable tolling. I am sure you understand this, but for the layman this means that you cannot convince someone they have no recourse against you, and then when they realize they were lied to/brainwashed, to turn around and say “too bad, the statute has run”. It’s the child who kills his parents complaining about being an orphan theory. Laura’s case set very interesting precedent for SCIENTOLOGY matters.



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« Reply #203 on: January 24, 2017, 04:24:43 PM »

                              Former Continental Design employee files lawsuit alleging religious discrimination

Quality manager says he was forced to take classes in Scientology

    By Stuart Hirsch | The Herald Bulletin

http://www.heraldbulletin.com/news/local_news/former-continental-design-employee-files-lawsuit-alleging-religious-discrimination/article_7a548d23-9f81-5882-b9f1-c7cb8dbb00ea.html
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« Reply #204 on: April 24, 2018, 09:33:36 PM »

                                  Former DHS Employee Settles Lawsuit With The State

http://www.news9.com/story/38022618/former-dhs-employee-settles-lawsuit-with-the-state
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« Reply #205 on: July 19, 2018, 11:46:39 PM »

                   Judge to Decide if Scientology Leader Must Testify in Upcoming Trial

https://mynewsla.com/crime/2018/07/18/judge-to-decide-if-scientology-leader-must-testify-in-upcoming-trial/
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« Reply #206 on: July 25, 2018, 08:02:40 AM »

                                      Settlement Reached in Former Member’s Suit Against Church of Scientology

https://mynewsla.com/crime/2018/07/23/settlement-reached-in-former-members-suit-against-church-of-scientology/

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-scientology-suit-settled-20180723-story.html


https://www.tampabay.com/church-of-scientology-former-member-settle-long-lawsuit-ap_national62d36440de4b4edcb29e0fe712f95fef

https://www.legalreader.com/church-scientology-settles-former-female-member/
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« Reply #207 on: September 06, 2018, 08:28:05 AM »

                            Doctors Reportedly Tied To Scientology Charged In $80M Health Care Fraud Scheme

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2018/09/scientology-doctors-charged-health-care-fraud/
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« Reply #208 on: November 01, 2018, 07:14:18 PM »

              Oklahoma woman files lawsuit against Narconon Arrowhead

https://kfor.com/2018/10/30/oklahoma-woman-files-lawsuit-against-narconon-arrowhead/
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