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Scientology asks court to freeze Laura D’s forced-abortion case for a long-shot appeal

[Laura DeCrescenzo and Bert Deixler]

We told you that Bert Deixler, Scientology’s top-flight attorney, had filed a notice that the church planned to appeal a federal court ruling even after getting shot down in its latest attempt to throw up a roadblock before Laura DeCrescenzo finally gets her day in court this August on her […]

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Scientology files notice of appeal in time-wasting federal court attack on forced-abortion case

[Laura DeCrescenzo and Bert Deixler]

Well-regarded California attorney Bert Deixler has once again genuflected to his client, Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige, filing a notice of appeal after the church got roundly defeated in a calculated move to slow down a lawsuit that scares the bejeesus out of Miscavige.

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Federal judge smacks down Scientology’s shameless attempt to delay forced-abortion case

[Laura DeCrescenzo, center, with Marc and Claire Headley (and minion) after a previous victory in court]

It was quite obvious to us that Scientology’s most recent shameless legal gambit — suing the woman in federal court who is already suing the church in a forced-abortion abuse case in state court — was simply an outrageous […]

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Garcias ask for hearing on farcical ‘arbitration’; Scientology files 600 pages in Laura D case

[Luis Garcia and Judge Whittemore]

Scientology litigation has really been heating up lately. Luis and Rocio Garcia filed two new motions in court this week as they continue to press Tampa federal Judge James Whittemore to raise questions about the Scientology internal arbitration he compelled the Irvine, California couple to go through in October.

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Scientologist ‘Dapper CEO’ Vick Tipnes wins victory against discrimination lawsuit in Tampa

  The last time we told you about dapper Blackstone Medical Services CEO Vick Tipnes, the London-born Florida entrepreneur was being sued by an employee named David Bunting who complained that Tipnes had tried to force him into Scientology.

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Scientology fires back at the Garcias, but reveals absolutely bonkers ‘arbitration’ instructions

[Mike Ellis and Judge James Whittemore]

In October, the Church of Scientology held its first-ever internal arbitration procedure. It heard the case of Luis and Rocio Garcia, former members who had given about a million dollars to the church and wanted a good portion of it back.

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Laura DeCrescenzo fires back at Scientology’s desperate new federal court gambit

  Late last year, we told you about Scientology’s latest and rather desperate attempt to derail Laura DeCrescenzo’s nine-year odyssey to seek justice after being forced to have an abortion as a 17-year-old Sea Org worker.

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Garcias decry Scientology kangaroo ‘arbitration’ and ask judge to reinstate fraud lawsuit

[Scientology actor Jim Meskimen, right, with Garcia arbitration panelist Mike Driessen]

In October, Luis Garcia went on Facebook to declare that the Scientology “arbitration” he’d been forced to endure turned out to be an utter joke. But now, with a new court filing, we’re learning just what a farce the procedure was as the Garcias […]

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How Pete Griffiths sued a Scientologist and ended up being vilified by former friends

[Pete Griffiths]

On May 1, 2013, ex-Scientologist Pete Griffiths gave a talk about Scientology to some Dublin secondary school students (what we call high school in the U.S.). Griffiths was the guest of a teacher who had his own run-in with the church.

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Jared Fogle, former Subway huckster, turned to an indie Scientologist for failed ‘appeal’

[Jared Fogle and his jailhouse lawyer, Frank Pate]

We’ve seen numerous stories reporting that Jared Fogle, the disgraced former Subway restaurants pitchman, tried to pull a fast one with a bogus appeal written by a fellow inmate, a jailhouse lawyer, whose attempt to get Fogle’s conviction overturned on jurisdictional grounds didn’t fly with a U.S. […]

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