Federal judge to rule on validity of Scientology's refund process - 2015-02-19

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F7.png Federal judge to rule on validity of Scientology's refund process February 19, 2015, Caitlin Johnston, Tampa Bay Times

A federal judge on Thursday urged both sides in a lawsuit over the Church of Scientology's fundraising tactics to settle matters on their own before he is forced to make "a difficult decision" after two days of hearings.

If they don't come to an agreement - and there was no indication they would - U.S. District Judge James D. Whittemore said he will focus on whether the church has a valid procedure in place to arbitrate money disputes with former parishioners.

The plaintiffs, Luis and Rocio Garcia, spent $1.3 million on church services and causes over 28 years, and are seeking a refund.

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{{cite news | first = Caitlin | last = Johnston | title = Federal judge to rule on validity of Scientology's refund process | url = http://www.tampabay.com/news/scientology/federal-judge-to-rule-on-validity-of-scientologys-refund-process/2218382 | work = Tampa Bay Times | date = February 19, 2015 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}