Scientology leader David Miscavige gets in just under the wire in NAFC lawsuit - 2014-10-17
On September 23, we told you about the struggles of a process server who was trying to serve a lawsuit on Scientology leader David Miscavige. Despite the best efforts of the security guards at the Hollywood Guaranty Building to keep the process server from getting anywhere near Miscavige, he managed to succeed under California law by making three attempts and then mailing a copy to the Scientology honcho.
The clock then began ticking for Miscavige to do something after all the time he's spent ignoring the lawsuit filed in May by the National Association of Forensic Counselors.
The NAFC accuses Miscavige and Scientology of a years-long conspiracy to misuse the credentialing organization's logos and certifications in order to make Scientology's drug rehab network, Narconon, appear more legitimate than it is. The lawsuit names 82 defendants, and since the suit was filed in federal court in Oklahoma, those defendants have been scrambling to get representation and file motions to dismiss or "special appearances." In the latter, a defendant argues that the court has no jurisdiction over them.