Nord-Shafer and Kennedy v. ABLE, Narconon International, Narconon Freedom Center, et. al.

In addition to the standard complaint of facilities delivering Scientology instead of substance abuse counseling, this lawsuit tells of a difficult withdrawal period with a visit to a hospital emergency room, poor conditions at the facility, lack of medical care, drug use by employees, and improperly cooked food which made the clients sick. The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege breach of contract, negligence, fraud, and premises liability. Narconon Freedom Center failed to meet their duty to provide a safe environment, they claim. Among other requests, the plaintiffs seek injunctive relief in the form of an immediate suspension of the Niacin and Sauna program via a temporary restraining order.

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Tyler and Debay v. Narconon International, ABLE, Narconon Freedom Center, et. al.

Plaintiff's are suing for Breach of Contract, Negligence, Fraud, Premises Liability, Request for Injunctive Relief and Damages in a California federal district court with the assistance of attorney David E. Miller of the Saeed & Little firm based in Indiana. Claims and allegations include negligence causing physical illness, vomiting of blood, pain and suffering that required multiple hospitalizations during the times attending the program. As well, Ms. Tyler was forced to take the vitamins, to go back into the sauna, by threats. Ms. Tyler was put on straight non-medical withdrawal for her addiction to crack and alcohol and her anti-anxiety medicine was taken away, causing her to suffer in withdrawal while having a bad reaction to the niacin. More info on the page.

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Lovett v. Narconon International, ABLE, Narconon Freedom Center,et. al.

Plaintiff is suing for Breach of Contract, Negligence. Fraud Premise Liability, Breach of the Fair Labor Standards Act and Request for Injunctive Relief and Damages in a California federal district court with the assistance of attorney David E. Miller of the Saeed & Little firm based in Indiana. Claims include negligence for inadequate program,medical and addiction care for the patient who entered the program with Hepatitis C, then joining staff, relapsing and redoing the program which resulted in severe liver disease for which he is now under care. More info on the page.

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Brown v. Narconon Fresh Start d/b/a Sunshine Summit Fresh Start; ABLE; Narconon International; et. al.

The plaintiffs in this lawsuit seek damages for federal wiretap violations and allege breach of contract, fraud, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence, and negligent misrepresentation. Additional claims are made under the California Unfair Competition act related to deceptive and unlawful business practices. The judge issued an order in this case, dismissing the wiretap claim, which closes this case in Federal Court, but allows a lawsuit for the other claims to be refiled in State Court.

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Knoflick v. Narconon of Northern California d/b/a Redwood Cliffs; ABLE; Narconon International; et.al.

The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege breach of contract, fraud, negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress, civil RICO for mail and wire fraud, negligent misrepresentation, negligence per se, breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and seek injunctive relief under the California Unfair Competition Act related to deceptive and unlawful business practices.

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McClure v. v. Narconon Fresh Start d/b/a Rainbow Canyon Retreat; ABLE; Narconon International; et. al.

Plaintiff spoke to Dan Carmichael, who falsely promised him that Rainbow Retreat Canyon was an appropriate facility for his son. He said that he would would be under the care of licensed medical professionals, would receive extensive counseling for substance abuse from highly trained addictions counselors, that the success rate for Fresh Start was over 76%, that Fresh Start’s sauna detoxifying program would reduce or eliminate his drug cravings, and that the program was secular and didn't involve the practice or study of any religion. The son left Fresh Start in worse condition than he had entered because he did not feel safe and the program bore no resemblance to what Plaintiffs had been promised. Plaintiff paid $33,000.00 for his son to study Scientology.

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