Scientology litigation always has surprises: A new wrinkle from Narconon's attorneys - 2014-04-14
We've been keeping an eye on Ryan Hamilton's lawsuits against Scientology's Narconon drug rehab facilities in part because they're so thorough. The Las Vegas attorney has obviously done his homework, and in the complaints he's filed, he lays out the history of Narconon and its many deceptions with detailed citations. With references to testimony in other cases, he's clearly trying to anticipate all of the objections and moves that Scientology has made previously.
So what does Narconon do? You're going to love this. In one of the four federal lawsuits Hamilton recently filed, Narconon's attorneys have complained that Hamilton's complaint is too detailed.
This Complaint consists of over 100 paragraphs, nearly 120 pages including exhibits, a full deposition transcript from a distinctly separate lawsuit filed in Dekal[b] County, Georgia, numerous conclusory statements, prolonged unnecessary quotes from books, "scientific" opinions, etc. The Complaint is argumentative, prolix, largely irrelevant, and is not "simple, concise, and direct" as required by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 8(d).