Laura D's attorneys answer Scientology's latest delaying tactic with a legal blast of their own - 2018-05-29
Laura DeCrescenzo's legal team has answered Scientology's latest delaying tactic in her 2009 forced-abortion lawsuit, and attorneys John Blumberg and Ave Buchwald state up front what's really at stake as Scientology asks for a stay in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Scientology wants Laura's nine-year state lawsuit put on hold as the church pursues a long-shot appeal of a long-shot federal lawsuit it filed in order to throw up a roadblock before Laura's scheduled August trial. That federal suit was dismissed, but the church wants to pursue its appeal even though that might delay Laura's trial for years.
"The federal court dismissed the action and [Scientology] appealed, triggering a process that can take years before final resolution. The issue is whether [Scientology]'s use of the federal system, after many years of voluntary participation in the Superior Court, is a subterfuge whose purpose is to further delay plaintiff from her day in court," Laura's attorneys write.