Scientology Wins Appeal on Members' Arbitration - 2015-06-09
A Florida couple failed to convince the Florida Supreme Court to overturn a decision allowing the Church of Scientology to arbitrate a dispute with them over how their donations were spent.
Maria Del Rocio Burgos Garcia and Luis A. Garcia Saz sued the church in January 2013, claiming it tricked them into giving the organization hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund a building project known as the "Super Power Project."
The Garcias claimed their donations were misspent. The Garcias also alleged that the church took money from them for counseling sessions, training, and accommodations which they were never provided. The church refused to issue refunds to the Garcias, according to the original complaint.