Scientology submits names of 500 members to federal court as ordered, but there's a catch - 2017-04-27
Whoa, Nelly. We're going to find out soon just how far the Church of Scientology can push an already amped-up federal judge.
Two weeks ago, we told you the bizarre new twist in Luis and Rocio Garcia's 2013 federal fraud lawsuit, which had Tampa Judge James Whittemore becoming so fed up he took matters into his own hands. In 2015, Whittemore ruled that the Garcias had signed contracts which required them to take any disputes to Scientology's internal arbitration and he stayed the lawsuit. Since then, both sides have been unable to select arbitrators, with each accusing the other of operating in bad faith.