Federal Judge Orders Evidence Preservation Based on Narconon Georgia's "Misconduct" - 2013-09-27
A federal judge has denied a motion by the plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against Scientology and its drug rehab network, Narconon, but arrived at something of a compromise in a way that we think readers will find interesting.
Beginning a year ago in August, we began telling you about attorney Jeff Harris and his investigation of Scientology's facility in the Atlanta area, Narconon Georgia, for an unlawful death lawsuit. That suit was settled, but not before Harris uncovered damning evidence that Narconon Georgia's officials had withheld evidence and lied about it, leading to censure by a local judge. Then, evidence of insurance fraud led to a criminal investigation of Narconon Georgia and a raid of the facility by local and state agencies in April.
In June, Jeff Harris filed a class-action lawsuit against Narconon Georgia and its parent organizations, including the Religious Technology Center, the nominally controlling entity of Scientology. Harris is representing multiple clients who say they were victimized by Narconon and are suing for fraud, deceptive practices and negligence.