PETITION DENIED: Danny Masterson accusers can't skip Scientology arbitration, court says - 2021-03-09
The California 2nd Appellate Division just delivered the stunning news that it is denying the petition filed by Danny Masterson's accusers, which had asked the court to reverse a ruling by a lower court that forced their lawsuit into Scientology's internal "religious arbitration."
Even though this particular case seemed to present some intractable conflicts between Los Angeles Superior civil and criminal courts, the appeals court decided not to get involved in the case.
Instead, in a short ruling by Justices Lamar Baker and Carl Moor the court found that Masterson's accusers can appeal, but only after they've gone through the arbitration and receive an "adverse arbitration award." (Presiding Justice Laurence Rubin, the third member of the panel, indicated "I would issue an order to show cause returnable in this court." But he was outnumbered.)