Judge calls for February mini-trial in Garcia case, and we have text of the Lemberger lawsuit - 2014-11-15
Judge James D. Whittemore Here's a little bit of a surprise. We had expected that Tampa federal District Judge James D. Whittemore would be nearing a decision on the Church of Scientology's motion to compel Luis and Rocio Garcia to submit to internal church arbitration and dismiss their fraud lawsuit.
Instead, he's called for an evidentiary hearing on February 18.
It will be a sort of mini-trial, which will not be the first in this lawsuit since it was filed by the Garcias in January 2013. We were present for the first one, a courtroom battle over a Scientology motion to have the attorneys for the Garcias disqualified. Whittemore denied that motion.