Remember the Freewinds Asbestos Case? SLAVERY!

Discussion in 'Media' started by TsuDhoNimh, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. fishypants Moderator

    Very interesting.

    Hard for Scientology to argue that they didn't have a contract with the dockyard when the signed contract between them and the dockyard is included as Exhibit B.
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  2. DeathHamster Member

    From the bunker:
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  3. wolfbane Member

    Good point. However, that appears to be just the tip of ye olde iceberg. And the iceberg's name is collusion.

    The original contract was for an extensive list of services and maintenance they committed to. Once their asses got served with the writ of garnishment, they backpedaled on that commitment and the drydock willing allowed them to cancel, adjust and outright skip multiple line items. This is shown in the right hand column of the Exhibit C statement of account document.

    What kind of corporation renegotiates a million dollar contract on the fly? A corporation that is desperate to get paid.

    Then, they further negotiated an additional discount on the bill, for nearly $300k.

    What kind of corporation willing takes a 6-figure hit on services rendered? A corporation that has no problem whatsoever in brokering dirty deeds done dirt cheap.

    And if that isn't bad enough, the drydock company even bent over backwards to get their hands on the cult's money allowed them to pay the greatly reduced bill through alternate channels. Money laundering much?

    Plus, lets not forget - the drydock company is a government subsidized entity that is central player in the Curacao economy. They are also in a separate heap of trouble, not related to case, for not paying their legitimate Cuban workers:

    So the drydock company must have a certain degree of protection from the powers-that-be in that country, who btw - could also be held liable for a portion of the judgment if the plaintiffs and their attorneys do not get paid. The company's confidence in that protection seems to be reflected in the fact that this deal they brokered with Scientology must have been on the books, otherwise how would the Plaintiffs have gotten a hold of the negotiated invoice and loan agreement paperwork? Surely those dox came from some sort of subpoena or local court related action that forced the Drydock company to throw the cult under the bus after taking the money they must have been desperate to collect.

    So the big questions remaining is:

    1) will the cult's collusion with slave traders and fraudulent deception to dodge a legal paper-trail in the US on the garnishment cost them more than the $300k they saved on the drydock bill?

    2) who's ass is stuck in the Freewinds RPF for scheduling the services with a company slapped with a 80mil judgment for human trafficking in the first place? According to Karry Campbell & Don Jason video interviews, that's a particularly nasty place to be RPF'd.

    Unfortunately, the signature on the Exhibit B contract doesn't have a print-name line:
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  4. fishypants Moderator

    I don't think so, because they're not trying to disguise the origin of the money.

    What they do seem to be doing is conspiring with the dockyard to avoid paying the garnished money to the legal beneficiary. I don't know whether this would count as fraud.

    Interestingly, 'San Donato Properties' (the Panamanian corporation which seems to own the ship) has an East Grinstead mailing address:

    PO Box 9,
    East Grinstead,
    SX [Sussex?]
    RH19 4GF


    Now a shareholder in San Donato Properties is Transcorp Services SA, of Panama.

    And a shareholder in Transcorp Services SA is Flag Ship Trust (FST).

    Flag Ship Trust has this address:
    Saint Hill Manor
    East Grinstead, WSX RH19-4JY
    United Kingdom (UK)

    Saint Hill Manor is of course Scientology's UK HQ.

    Now Flag Ship Trust is an 'integrated auxiliary' (?) of of "Church of Scientology International, the mother church of the Scientology religion".

    I don't know whether this is fraud under any of the applicable jurisdictions - I can imagine that it might be.

    Oh, and they're all defined as "Scientology-related entities" by the IRS:
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  5. wolfbane Member

    Technically - I agree. For the most part I was just being a facetious wise-ass. But it could still be argued that the shenanigans of making it look like San Donato paid the bill was indeed trying to hide the fact that the money was coming from an entity who was served a writ.

    According to the pacerfag dox posted upstream, CSI was one of the four cult entities the Cuban lawfags served on Oct. 23, 2013. See page 13:

    However, according the legal definition of money laundering, the money in this transaction wasn't really "illicitly-obtained" on the cult's end of the bargain. But for the defendants, well hey that might be an entirely different matter.

    Inb4 the FSSO 2014 Form 990-T shows a $770,500 donation to CSI :cool:
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  6. DeathHamster Member

    What does CoS get out of this fraud? (Other than the practice.)

    Would the dockyard refuse to service the Freewinds in future, even though it was a court-ordered garnishment? I suppose there aren't any other dockyards crooked enough themselves to turn a blind eye to CoS's own problems. (Did the dockyard blackmail CoS into doing this? If so, how elronic!)
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  8. fishypants Moderator

    A discount on their bill (from the dockyard) of approximately US$300,000.

    The dockyard received approx $US700k instead of $US1m+, but it was paid to them (the dockyard) instead of to the victims.

    So by San Donato paying the dockyard rather than FSSO paying the victims,
    • the dockyard gets 700k instead of nothing (they win 700k)
    • Scientology pays 700k instead of 1m (they win 300k)
    • the victims get nothing instead of 1m (they lose 1m)

    That is interesting.
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  9. wolfbane Member

    John Thornton is a pretty cool guy. He sets a huge precedent in human trafficking litigation, exposes Cuban slave labor being used to pay off a debt to one of the largest Dutch Drydock companies, and then chases down the cult to cast his titanium spear through their corporate veil in a case where they can't fight back with their normal lawfare tactics. With no fear.



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  10. Random guy Member

    From the above:
    Wow, this is a top dog! If I were the cult I'd pay of very, very quickly. This is the kind of lawyer they don't want on their heels!
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  11. wolfbane Member

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  12. RightOn Member

    brb.... shower
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  13. A handy overview and document reference on how this case has played out so far:

    A few juicy tidbits worth noting: the FSSO reply to the writ of garnishment in June, was actually their second attempt at responding to this case. And compared to their initial attempt (pgs 1-3)

    They began a singing a slightly a different tune after being slapped in the face with the original objections in November (pgs 6-11)

    But the court was seemingly in limbo at the time, and the garnishment hearing requests went unscheduled. Seems likely that was because the the Plaintiffs began filing on the named garnishees in August-October, and the senior judge who presided over the original case didn't get around to assigning a new judge for the post-trial proceedings until Nov 14 when he issued an ORDER REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge Chris M. McAliley according to the docket entry here:

    So a couple months went by (big case is big) and the unsettled requests for hearings never got a calendar date. The pending writs were nearing the expiration date. So the cult essentially got a do-over because the plaintiffs cut the court some slack on that transition between judges. Rather than bawling for their hearings, TeamThornton took the gracious way around the situation and filed for extensions to all of the writs:

    Then an odd thing happened on the way to the courthouse. In the first round of replies and objections, all four Scientology entities who were served (FSO, FSSO, CSI and CofS-FL) responded and got their asses handed back to them. FSO responded twice, and filed an amended answer (that conveniently left out a key fact previously disclosed) two days after the first one. But the second time around, ONLY FSSO responded with an amended answer.

    So what's next? According to the procedural laws governing garnishment (subsection 6),
    10 business days after the objections to FSSO's amended answer was entered is July 22nd. So we may just get a court date scheduled by the end of this month!
  14. fishypants Moderator

    Thanks PACERfag, and thanks to AL for the timeline too.
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  15. Random guy Member

    Oh golly-golly-golly!
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  16. The Internet Member

    Might be related:

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  17. The Internet Member

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  19. The Internet Member

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  20. kthnxbai Member

    Thank you for this wall of dox and fax.
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  21. wolfbane Member

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  22. kthnxbai Member

    We haz Google translation

    Judge James Lawrence King set the amount the Curacao Drydock Company must pay the Cubans Alberto Justo Rodríguez Licea, Fernando Alonso Hernández and Luis Alberto Casanova Toledo, after a hearing held in a Miami court.
    "We hope that the historic decision today means that no Cuban worker will never suffer the humiliation and inhuman treatment that we experienced. We are overwhelmed by the generosity of many people who have worked hard to bring our oppressors to justice, "said Rodriguez.
    The lawsuit against the gunner [?] was presented in 2006 by the law firms and Do Campo & Thornton Grossman Roth, with support from the Cuba Study Group and the International Group for Corporate Responsibility in Cuba.
    The Cuban government, according to lawyers and the two groups allegedly 'trafficked sending (its) citizens working for the Curacao Drydock Company, a repair yard in Curacao, in order to help pay the debts of Cuba with the company '.
    'Cuban workers were victims of inhuman and degrading conditions while being forced to work in the repair of ships and offshore platforms in the yard,' They specified.
    Lawyers and the two organizations highlighted the failure of King represents the 'first time a U.S. court has blamed a trading with Cuba for forced labor and human rights abuses incurred in concert with the Cuban regime 'company.
    "This decision represents a historic victory for the Cuban workers who have suffered long oppression of the Cuban regime," emphasized.
    Rodríguez Licea Hernández and Toledo escaped Casanova from Curacao to Colombia and received a humanitarian permit for admission to the United States.
    'Today we sent a strong message to all Cuban workers, ensuring that governments and corporations that exploit will not go unpunished, "added the lawyer.
    Judge King ruled last August for the three Cubans and ordered a hearing this month in which it decided compensation.
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  23. BUMP for long overdue updates!

    RECAP'd Docket Report refreshed on Internet Archive:

    A lot of hilarity ensued between the last time the case summary and timeline ITT was updated, and the settlement of this lulz-filled lawfare venture. I am still parsing out the relevant cult actions from monster docket report and getting the key documents RECAP'd. Blow-by-blow updates coming soon.

    Check your PMs wolfie. I accidentally'd downloaded merged dox, and RECAP no like-y getting parent document and exhibits merged into one file. So I need halp relaying good stuff ITT.
  24. After the last TO case update in July, the next relevant cult related actions were in September: DE = Docket Entry (document number).

    09/12/2014 DE 494 - FSSO motion to exceed page limit by 5pgs on forthcoming motion for summary judgment

    09/15/2014 DE 495 - Motion granted

    This was a bizarre, if not dumb, move by TeamScilon. They consistently failed to realize they are not on trial in these proceedings. The trial happened years ago and the case had already completed the judgment phase by the time they got served writs of garnishment. The case is now well into the collections phase, post-judgment. So a garnishee cannot move for a summary judgment to circumvent a trial if the trial is already over and judgment rendered. The docket report reflects this as no motion for summary judgment was actually filed.

    But as we will see in the later documents, desperate cult was desperate at this point. Discovery was not going well and turning into a war of words spanning a few months that would eventually require court intervention. Depositions on top CSI executives were being called for by TeamThornton, and the documents FSSO begrudging gave up for discovery eventually provided proof they were lying about not having documents that fit the discovery request. TeamThornton was also closing in on piercing their corporate veil and proving the so-called church is a series of sham corporations. And best of all - sanctions against cult attorney for dragging related to them trying to dodge discovery by any means possible were mentioned.

    More2cum on all this drama laterz once wolfie checks in for a dox assist.
  25. wolfbane Member

    Assisted! Merged Document 524 attached.

    Attached Files:

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  26. T'ank ye wolfbane!

    Continued from my last post - in October and November, the cult commenced with their usual tactic of throwing much shit at the wall just to see what would stick. It would seem, not much success was to be had.

    10/07/2014 DE 513 - After cutting cult attorney Clay Naughton endless slack all summer long as FSSO hemmed, hawed, hollered, bluffed, blustered and did everything they could to bullshit their way out handing over discovery documents requested, TeamThornton was forced to ask for court intervention and filed a PLAINTIFFS/JUDGMENT CREDITORS’ MOTION TO COMPEL DOCUMENTS.

    These are some really good, must-read dox. Other ones later on can be skimmed, but to appreciate the hilarity in the cult's bullshit claims and bawling, followed by the spanking Thornton delivers, you'll need to know what the following links say first. Also, the oh so delicious "pure hogwash" response from Superlawyer Thornton to the cult's continued attempts to keep playing the religion card was once again delivered in the motion document.

    Exhibit 1:
    Exhibit 2:
    Exhibit 3:

    10/24/2014 DE 524 - Cult responds to Motion to Compel and the poo flinging begins. See merged document from wolfbane in post #105 that I didn't get RECAP'd in the archive correctly.

    Protips on reading this one - start at the end and read backwards for 5-6 pages to follow the extended email trail in date order (sans the last one), which Thornton referred to in last doc but only attached minimal excerpts in the exhibits. Then jump to the beginning and read the main response document after the emails. When you hit the exhibits in the middle of the merged pdf you can bail out, those are repeated from Document 523 exhibits and can be skipped if you read all the links for the last document listed directly above.
  27. Anonymous Member

    Thank you, PACERfag!
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  28. I have a long way to go. There is still a lot more to sort out and summarize on the docket from hell that is this case. Expect at least one more short update post, maybe two, from me tonight.
  29. Popcorn alert - you will need sum. Cult lawfags commence to do the same-old tired scumbag tricks: they cite cases wrongly (twist the words to say something that isn't really there), cite inapplicable cases (that only fit their own deluded interpretation of the situation) and they cite laws with completely fabricated conditions and stipulations that do not exist.

    10/31/2014 DE 527 (also 529, 530, 534) - The cult attempts to grasp at imaginary straws and files multiple
    MOTIONS TO STRIKE CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND OBJECTION TO NOTICES OF EXTENSION OF WRIT OF GARNISHMENT. This shit doesn't make much sense, but it only goes downhill from here. The following link for the main garnishee who's feets are being held to the fire in this case - FSSO. The other DE document numbers are the exact same thing for FSO, CSI and CoS Florida that I didn't bother RECAP'ing in order to save fees on my freebie limit.

    This one can be safely skimmed thru, it is that crazy. Unless you enjoy the smell cult desperation mixed with the taint of fried brain cells. And the only thing worth seeing once you hit the 10meter long legislative transcript exhibit is a half-assed and mostly irrelevant pathetic sentence where "77.07" is highlighted in yellow.

    11/03/2014 DE 531 - TeamThornton responds with a smackdown to the cult's bawlfest on DE 524 with a
    PLAINTIFFS/JUDGMENT CREDITORS’ REPLY IN FURTHER SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFFS’ MOTION TO COMPEL. I laughed until I cried, and came a few times, while reading this one. Priceless doc is priceless! Every page has at least one or two golden nuggets, which is too many to summarize.
  30. Historical aside - Senior Judge James Lawrence King presided over the main trail and judgment proceedings in this case. The case was referred to Magistrate Judge Chris M. McAliley for post-judgment proceedings once TeamThornton started filing garnishment dox and going into the collections phase. Not much happened from McAliley for more than a year, when he started fielding the occasional big ticket items with Dutch entities. But once TeamScilon started flooding the docket with erroneous crap, he finally stepped up to bat on the garnishment actions and began takin' care of outstanding garnishment disputes in the fall of 2014.

    11/12/2014 DE 535 - Ooo man, the cult's batshit crazy move to strike the writ extensions and service of process notices hit a nerve! Senior Judge Lawrence refers those motions to Judge McAliley and that hassle of scheduling a status conference with two huge teams of lawfags begins. This doesn't say much but it becomes clearer in later actions that a breaking point (with the judges) was reached here.

    11/17/2014 DE 536 (also 537, 538, 541) - as the calendar scheduling waltz played out, TeamThornton didn't let the opportunity to issue another cult smackdown slip by on those crazy motions to strike. So this is the FSSO example for multiple responses to DE #'s 527, 529, 530 and 534 where I only RECAP'd the main one to conserve on PACER fees.
  31. Finally, a light appears at the end of the tunnel.

    11/21/2014 DE 540 - Status conference with Judge McAliley set for Dec. 4th to "discuss the status of all pending motions, and procedures and scheduling going forward."

    You would think the cult would STFU at this point, until things finally get sorted after a year worth of willy nilly filings. But nope!

    11/26/2014 DE 542 (also 551, 553, 554) - Cult has to get the last word with a FSSO REPLY to Response to batshit crazy motion to strike. (And likewise for FSO, CSI and CoS FL that were filed on the day of the status hearing and the day after) TeamScilon harps on the same original bizarro world argument about the legislative discussion on the relevant rule about writs, from just prior to the 2005 amendment of said rule. Then lay the down the boldface lie claim that the 2013 case unsuccessfully using the same crazy argument TeamThornton cited in their smackdown response was actually in the cult's favor! (This tactic is nothing new in scilon lawfare, but in this example the citation is so cut-n-dried simple I am amazed they could even find the steam to work so hard to twist it around ass backwards so badly.)
  32. jensting Member

    IANAL, but I think I got this bit:

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  33. wolfbane Member

    Holy smores on a broomstick, there is just too much to read in this thread!

    There is a lot things tossed out in this doc that irritates me. The fact they can cite their own damn case law (in Flag vs. City of Clearwater and US vs. Scientology Boston) makes me want to kick something. Especially Boston - how in the hell do they use something in a FL court from a far away district like Boston? :mad:

    IANAL either, but the document requests the plaintiffs made for discovery are the most concise and narrowly defined written list of demands I have ever seen in a Scientology case. That list is so well planned that Thornton et al seem very sage in retrospect.

    There is no erractic OMG WE WILL ATTACK YOU FOR ALL YOU GOT claims coming from left field in those requests like we have seen the cult do to LauraD with wanting access to her deleted emails or the old broken down computers in her garage. Or even the nutty move in the Rathbun case to drag Leah Remini in for a deposition for fk-all nonsense she would somehow have first hand knowledge of David Miscavige directing the squibs against Marty. I also vaguely recall some OG critic cases from ancient history (maybe Fishman or Lerma?) where the massive fishing expedition discover requests from the non-scilon side were so far out in left field it made me question WTH case I was looking at.

    The cult cries foul like that same type of deal is happening here, and it wasn't. The same goes for other things they claim is being done them as a "innocent garnishee" (gag), when the reality is those same dirty tricks are what they themselves are notorious for doing to other people in other cases!!! It boggles the mind how they get away with it.

    On the flipside, seeing the cult lolyers go apeshit over the "alter ego" claims about their corporate shell game amused me to no end. Note for future reference - there is a big button that is easily pushed in making such a claim against them! I just wish the Brennan affidavit registered in a NH court would have made its way into this case before it settled. That would have nailed down the sham corporate hierarchy accusation nicely.
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  34. Picking up where I left off: despite the cult's sneaky "Garnishment Avoidance Scheme" (Superlawyer Thornton's pet phrase) the Cubans get paid. We just don't know how much they got paid. But it's all good because the settlement jew golds = cult paying for ship repairs a SECOND time + they had to suck up their own attorney fees for wasting the court's time and clogging up the docket.

    Techy note: my freebie usage limit on PACER is fully tapped and I'm into the fees get-charged range. So some of the remaining dox are missing. I may revisit this docket in the next quarter and get the CORRECTED TRANSCRIPT item if nothing new captures my interest enough to know more than what gets reported on elsewhere. If anybody lurking has a personal PACER account and would like to lend a hand with freebie dox assist on getting any of the stuff I didn't grab, put out in the public via RECAP or elseways, feel free to jump in here.

    12/04/2014 DE 550 - Status conference meetings minute entry. No dox available on this DE, just a note of who was setup to appear in Judge McAliley's chambers: John Thornton Esq., Oralndo Do Campo Esq., Casey D. Laffey Esq. and Seth Miles Esq. appeared on behalf of Plaintiffs. Clay M. Naughton Esq., Jason Stearns Esq., Jonathan F. Claussen Esq. W. Boeringer Esq. appeared on behalf of Garnishees. Order to follow with details.

    Interesting to note cult attorney Bob Potter was not there, even though he jumped into the mix to help file some of the batshit crazy motion to strike dox. Additionally, this conference was not limited to just cult attorneys, some of the other garnishees that have been on the case from early on were also dragged into it.

    12/05/2014 DE 552 - Judge McAliley's ORDER stating what has to happen next, following the (hellishly long) Status Conference.

    12/10/2014 DE 555 - the first attempt to get a status conference transcript (???!!1!) record on the docket that apparently failed to doitrite because it is flagged (SEE CORRECTED TRANSCRIPT DE# 558). Also says "1-96 pages, Court Reporter: Jerald M. Meyers."

    I had a WTF moment here re: what is a court reporter (normally used for hearings) doing at a status conference, and why did it need a transcript rather than the usual "minutes" document with a short list of bullet points listing major decisions made like we have seen on at least two other big scilon cases (LauraD and Narconon of GA). Seems pretty obvious from the next link I post below that all the parties knew they were coming for supervised settlement dealings. So why the final push of last minute cult dox were filed on the stupid motion to strike writ/service thing, I do not know. Makes no sense.

    Since DE 555 got corrected/replaced in the next action below, getting a copy of document no. 555 from PACER would probably be a waste.
  35. Sonichu Moderator

    How did I miss all of this? Posting in epic thread to stay tuned!
  36. 12/11/2014 DE 558 - Corrected Transcript and Notice of Correction of Status Conference held on 12/4/2014 before Magistrate Judge Chris M. McAliley, 1-96 pages with one attachment, re: document #555. < DOX LINK may, or may not, get added ITT for this one at a later date >

    Weirdness alert - transcripts usually get held up for a short period of time in PACER when they relate to an official hearing. But this one conveniently showed up on the docket ASAP due to it being a status conference action that was apparently used as an unofficial settlement hearing in the presence of judge. The cult mediation the judge had to do is likely to be highly entertaining AND informative in regards to seeing how a settlement hearing with the cult actually plays out. (Settlement hearings are typically off the record, behind closed doors with no judge present and sealed with a gag order)

    12/12/2014 DE 559 - Joint Notice of Withdrawal and Dismissal of Writs of Garnishment by Plaintiffs against all the cult entities plus another (complete separate) garnishee who has finally paid up (International Shipping Partners, Inc)

    12/16/2014 DE 560 - Judge McAliley's ORDER for Dismissal Of Writs of Garnishment and denying as moot the batshit crazy motions to strike.

    12/16/2014 DE 561 - Judge McAliley's ooopsie, I missed the most important stuff against the bawling cult in all this mess, so here is a PAPERELSS ORDER (no hardopy dox to be gotten) denying as moot TeamThornton's motion to compel discovery dox smackdown.

    ...the end.

    PACER search-free shortcut link to grab dox I skipped:
  37. Afterthought: TeamThornton has gotten a first class hands-on training course in how cult lawfare works. I think this case record shows they did their homework ahead of time, and they did it well. They seemingly knew what to expect since their responses to the cult's dirty tactics were quickly filed (rapid-response), effectively put together (bullshit debunkers extraordinaire) and left no wiggle room for the cult to squeeze out of this mess. They deserve tons of kudos for accomplishing all that on their first dance with the devil.

    So if there are any recently-out, disgruntled ex-members lurking this thread with a major beef they want legal recourse for in the states of FL,NY, PA or CA (i.e.: sending a scary nastygram threatening lawfare if money held account is refused OR worse things worthy of courtroom action such as Sea Org human trafficking) these are the firms they should consider contacting for representation:

    FL - Campo & Thornton, P.A.
    FL - Grossman Roth PA
    NY/PA/CA - Reed Smith LLP

    See docket report header for specific lawfag names and cities:
  38. wolfbane Member

    You can't make this shit up...
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  39. BigBeard Member

    I like this, "Garnishment Avoidance Scheme". That's the Cof$ alright, full of GAS!

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  40. Quentinanon Member

    The scientology lawfare frivolous filing becomes frivolous failing when opposition attorneys are courts get wise to the cult strategy: do anything to wear down the judges and opposition attorneys.

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