Plaintiff National Association of Forensic Counselors, Inc. (NAFC) and Plaintiff American Academy of Certified Forensic Counselors, Inc. d/b/a American College of Certified Forensic Counselors (ACCFC) are issuing bodies for certifications in the rehab field, including Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor (CCDC), Master Addictions Counselor (MAC), and others. After finding that numerous Narconon and Scientology related entities and persons were (and are) using their certifications and trademarks without authorization, they have filed a lawsuit in Federal Court seeking to reclaim damages resulting from loss of reputation and money, which resulted in financial enrichment of the 82 defendants, and have asked for an injunction to prevent use in the future. The use of the trademarks implies that the individuals are certified by the Plaintiffs when in fact they are not. This case may have far reaching repercussions on other cases against Narconon.
Evanston Insurance Company seeks a declaratory judgment that professional liability policy no. SM-887805 (the “Policy”) issued to Narconon of Georgia, Narconon International, and Association of Better Living and Education (ABLE) is void ab initio (from the start), or alternatively, that Evanston has no duty to defend and/or indemnify Narconon or ABLE in the class action lawsuit, Benjamin Burgess et al v. Religious Technology Center Inc. et al.
Five families have filed a class action lawsuit calling the entire Narconon of Georgia program a fraud. This is the first ever class action lawsuit filed against a Narconon by victims its drug rehabilitation program and deceptive trade practices. This case concerns Narconon of Georgia and its parent and related supervisory organizations - Narconon International, Association for Better Living and Educational International and Religious Technology Center - which holds the copyrights and oversees licensing of all Scientology works left by L. Ron Hubbard to the Church of Scientology International for its organizations use, including its social front groups like Narconon.