Angelo, a martial arts fighter who had become addicted to Vicodin after 3 surgeries, was frightened by signs of psychosis in fellow patients who had been taken off their medications by Narconon. On one occasion, he was attacked from behind by one of the students in front of a Narconon "counselor" who did nothing, not even reprimand, the student. Angelo left Narconon because he did not feel safe, and the staff were unfit to treat him. Claims in this lawsuit are: Breach of Contract; Fraud; and Negligence.
Michael received no education or treatment in substance abuse, but instead received Scientology training. As an example of this training, Hamilton cites an occasion where Michael developed a common cold while at Narconon, and he was told to list the "Potential Trouble Sources" (PTS), or people or situations he might have encountered that must have caused his cold. After Michael completed the program, he stayed on as an intern for a month, for which he paid an additional $2500. Upon returning home, he immediately relapsed and reached out to Narconon. Narconon declared him as a "Potential Trouble Source" and cut off all contact with him. Within 2 weeks, he overdosed and almost died. He has since entered a legitimate drug treatment program. Causes of action in this case are: Breach of Contract; Fraud; and Negligence.
This complaint is for: 1. Breach of Contract; 2. Unjust Enrichment; 3. Fraud - Intentional Concealment; 4. Fraud - Negligent Misrepresentation; 5. Conversion; and 6. Unfair Competition (Business and Professions Code §17200 et seq.). Plaintiff Kelly was admitted to Sunshine Summit Lodge, Narconon's Warner Springs, California facility, in or about April 2013, for which they paid $33,000. Dan Carmichael, the intake counselor, and Defendants had promised Plaintiffs that Kelly would undergo a medically supervised detoxification, be "well taken care of," and that Narconon had a high success rate. They also promised that KELLY would have access to specific treatments to help him get through detoxification and substance abuse treatment. Additional misrepresentations were made regarding the facility, as well.
The Welches contacted a referral website to find help for their son, and were referred by Josh Penn (a Narconon Fresh Start employee) to "Fresh Start". The facility was never referred to as being a Narconon center. Penn also recommended they send their son to a medical detox clinic in Murietta, California before sending him to "Fresh Start". They were told that the program's success rate was 76%, and had been told the program had nothing to do with Scientology, despite the use of "The Way to Happiness" written by L. Ron Hubbard. They were told the program was secular. They were told that the medical detox facility was an independent facility. These were all misrepresentations. Soon after he arrived at "Fresh Start", which turned out to be Narconon's Rainbow Canyon Retreat, aka Rainbow Ranch and Narconon Nevada, and began the sauna part of the Narconon program, he began having tremors, one instance of which lasted two hours and in which he lost the ability to speak. This required a visit to the emergency room and subsequent visits to a neurologist. The son continues to have the tremors, and is still under the care of physicians and is seeing a neurologist for this condition. The Welches are suing for Breach of Contract, Fraud, and Negligence. They are asking for compensation for special and general damages, attorney's fees and costs of the lawsuit, interest, and punitive or exemplary damages, and all further relief that the Court deems just and proper. This lawsuit complaint contains one of the most lucid explanations of how Narconon is actually Scientology that we have seen.
Complainants allege Narconon informed them that insurance would reimburse 40% of the cost of their son's treatment (total $33,000). This turned out to be inaccurate as the insurance denied the claim. Later, they discovered there were other inconsistencies between what they were told and what actually occurred while their son was at Narconon.
On multiple occasions this plaintiff claims, staff members of Narconon Sunshine Summit Lodge misrepresented the Narconon program as not religious. In fact, the plaintiff claims, "...the program acts to indoctrinate its participants with the principles of Scientology." Furthermore, the lawsuit claims plaintiff's son was threatened with being held at the center indefinitely, if he was unwilling to adopt Scientology beliefs and principles. The plaintiff also alleges that facility conditions were unsanitary, furniture was broken, and promises of 24 hour medical supervision for the client turned out to be false. This lawsuit alleges fraud, deceit, negligent misrepresentations, and violations of California's business and professional code by Narconon Sunshine Summit Lodge. Other allegations include conversion and unjust enrichment.
The plaintiff in this lawsuit is a Counselor and former employee of Narconon in Colorado and Florida. He seeks recovery of uncompensated overtime and alleges he was misclassified as an exempt or salaried employee.
Former Narconon Receptionist and Administrative Assistant Briana King filed this complaint in the Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County, against Narconon Fresh Start ( formerly Narconon Southern California) and Narconon Fresh Start staff member Roger Davis. The claims against all defendants are Sexual Harassment, and Retaliation For Complaints of Sexual Harassment.
This plaintiff is suing Narconon Fresh Start and Roger Davis for multiple allegations. Among these, she alleges to be the victim of verbal and physical sexual harassment by Roger Davis, her supervisor. As retribution, she claims, she was fired for refusing to engage in sexual conduct with the supervisor and making a complaint about the harassment.
Better Business Bureau assisted consumer in getting their name removed from Narconon Fresh Start's mailing lists