10th Anniversary of the Church of the New Civilization
CHURCH OF THE NEW CIVILIZATION
SCI – 30
3 March 1994
Revised and Expanded.
Copyright (C) 1992 David Mayo
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Re: 10th Anniversary of the Church of the New Civilization
News Flash – Legal News
In 1985, the Church of Scientology filed a lawsuit against the CNC, David Mayo and several independents. The burden of this lawsuit has been nothing short of incredible. In April 1986, David wrote in the AAC Journal: “It is important that we win the lawsuit for the freedom to apply basic philosophical principles and procedures.” The CNC, David Mayo and supporters have persisted in this struggle for 8 years. In April 1992 the Court dismissed the C of S lawsuit against the CNC, David Mayo and the names independents.
On January 13 1993, the court ordered the following concerning the C os S: “Plaintiffs’ counsel are admonished that any subsequent violation of the Rules of Professional conduct shall result in such offending counsel being referred to the Standing Committee on Discipline and subject to contempt proceedings for violation of this Order and the penalties contained in Local Rule 2.6.7”
On January 20, 1993 the court granted our motion for the Plaintiffs (C of S, RTC) to pay our attorney fees. In a memorandum of decision the Honorable Janes G. Kolts, (Special Master), stated: “Plaintiffs have abused the federal court system by using it, inter alia (among other things), to destroy their opponents, rather than to resolve an actual dispute over trademark law or any other legal matter. This constitutes ‘extraordinary, malicious, wanton and oppressive conduct.’ As such, this case qualifies as an ‘exceptional case’ and fees should be awarded pursuant to the Lanham Act”… “It is abundantly clear that plaintiffs sought to harass the individual defendants and destroy the church defendants through massive over-litigation and other highly questionable litigation tactics. The Special Master has never seen a more glaring example of bad faith legislation than this. Therefore, it is appropriate to award attorneys’ fees pursuant to the copyright statute”… “As already stated, the Special Master finds that plaintiffs engaged in egregious bad faith litigation conduct…”
What happened then:
In January 1993 the CofS/RTC filed yet another federal lawsuIt against CNC (AAC), David Mayo etc. This case sought to re argue much of the earlier two cases against AAC, David Mayo et al., that had been filed by the CofS in 1985 and dismissed in 1992.
Our lawyers, Gary M. Bright and Jerry Fagelbaum, filed a motion asking the court to dismiss the newest case. That motion was heard on November 29, 1993, before the federal district court Judge A. Wallace Tashima. Judge Tashima was recently assigned to the cases when the prior Judge, James M. Ideman, recused himself as no longer able to maintain his objectivity in light of the CofS’s ongoing personal attacks on the judge and the ongoing harassment of his former law clerk. Following oral argument, Judge Tashima dismissed the CofS’s case with prejudice (which means they are not allowed to refile it.)
Where we stand now:
The original counterclaims by CNC (AAC) and David Mayo which see damages and injunctive relief for harassment and emotional distress arising from the CofS’s retrIbutive campaign against David and the AAC in Santa Barbara are tentatively scheduled by Judge Tashima for a two-week trial this summer (1994).
The Church of the New Civilization was founded in 1983 in Santa Barbara, California. It had as its purpose: “To increase personal abilities and thereby increase the level of ability of society which would in turn bring about a New Civilization, free of suffering – a civilization where Man could advance to his full potential and live in harmony.”
In keeping with that purpose, the Church of the New Civilization opened the Advanced Ability Center in Santa Barbara. The AAC utilized self-discovery procedures to educate and to advance abilities.
The Advanced Ability Center in Santa Barbara is no longer in operation, however, we believe that it still exists in the hearts of its members. Once again, we invite you to join in the dream of a better civilization where basic and advanced abilities are fostered.
In keeping with that vision, and as the next step, the CNC is publishing the Ability Advancement Center Journal. If you would like to participate in forwarding the CNC’s vision and would like to become a member, please let me know. If you know of someone else who would like to receive the publication please let me know. As it has been a number of years and many changes (including changes of address) since the last CNC mailing, I need your help contacting those members who would like to receive the Journal once again.
The Ability Advancement Center Journal is dedicated toward the dissemination of knowledge and insight gained in the field of self-discovery. Its purpose is to educate and stimulate interest in ability advancement.
The Journal will be reporting on ability advancement results and will keep you posted on research projects. In recent research, David has made some extraordinary discoveries in two areas, fortuity and telepathy.
David and I are approaching 1993 with very high hopes and expectations. We hope that you will share our visions and dreams through the AAC Journal.
All the very best from both of us,
The Journal of the Ability Advancement Center is published quarterly by the Church of the New Civilization. Members that have donated $45 or more per year to the Church of the New Civilization will receive the Journal. Note: The CNC has been granted tax exempt status under IRS Code 501(c)3. Your donations are tax deductible in the United States.
David and Julie Mayo,
20533 Biscayne Blvd.,
No. 4-429, Aventura,