Scientology is still a fraud in France, but it gets some revenge against anti-cult group there - 2017-01-21
In 2013, France's highest court upheld a ruling that Scientology, in that country at least, is a fraud. And key to that court decision, as well as the one it upheld, was an anti-cult organization named UNADFI that had acted as a plaintiff in both trials and had made sure judges heard damaging information about the American organization.
Now, Scientology has managed to get a bit of revenge. Although its status as a fraud is unchanged, Scientology learned that fines levied against UNADFI will be upheld as the same high court has ruled that the anti-cult group never should have been a part of those trials.
The Cour de Cassation rejected a bid by UNADFI to overturn an appeal court ruling that it had taken part in the trial when it knew it had no standing as plaintiff.