Scientology Response to Federal Lawsuit: Force The Garcias to Use Church Arbitration - 2013-03-06
We've just got our hands on the Church of Scientology's response to the federal fraud lawsuit filed by Luis and Rocio Garcia.
As we expected, Scientology is asking federal judge James Whittemore to compel the Garcias to accept Scientology's own internal arbitration system to resolve this dispute, and throw it out of federal court.
As in previous cases, Scientology will be trying to convince Whittemore that the Garcias signed various agreements that they would resolve matters through Scentology's own "ethics" system. And any attempt for a civil court to intervene would be a violation of the church's First Amendment rights. After the jump, we have the 25-page document.