FED COURT DENIES SCIENTOLOGY REQUEST: Decision on Religious Arbitration Coming Soon? - 2013-04-25

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F347.png FED COURT DENIES SCIENTOLOGY REQUEST: Decision on Religious Arbitration Coming Soon? April 25, 2013, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

Federal Judge James Whittemore today denied the Church of Scientology's request to bolster its response to Luis and Rocio Garcia's fraud lawsuit.

On Monday night, the Garcias filed numerous damning declarations by former church members and officials who say that the church has created a situation that makes it impossible for excommunicated members to obtain refunds. (Scientology courses are extremely expensive and it's not unusual for members to put tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars on account for future services which may never be undertaken.)

The church — which had already used up its 25-page limit to respond to the lawsuit — asked for an exception to local rules to file an additional 10-page memo and a set of its own declarations that it said would prove its arbitration policies are fair.


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