On Tue, 30 Nov 2004 16:35:22 -0500, henri <[email protected]> wrote:
>On Tue, 30 Nov 2004 15:54:40 GMT, [email protected] (Keith Henson) wrote:
>>As it came out, they beat the criminal charges in her death and paid
>>something close to $5.6 million for the civil case.
>No. More than that. By Sandy Rosen's cocktail napkin estimate, the cost
>for the civil case alone, including the offshoots such as probate and the
>Texas breach case, added up to at least $20 million as of the time of the
>Minton hearings, which was at the time of the meetings with Minton in
>March 28 and 29 of 2002.
Sorry, I didn't make it clear. $5.6 million is close if not exact to what the cult paid to settle the case. One of the many people who know should send me a correction if this is way off. Right below I mentioned a legal expenses figure of $50 million which is within ballpark range of your careful analysis leading to about $30 million.
I think you might want to add in about $15 million they spent on the criminal case if it was not already in the figures.
In any case, their biggest loss is all the people who didn't become scientologists because they heard about Lisa.
<p><hr><p> From: [email protected] (Keith Henson)
Subject: Re: Lisa McPherson civil case costs (was Re: runt faxhor flag failed Lisa, face it)
Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2004 02:16:55 GMT
Message-ID: <[email protected]>
On Tue, 30 Nov 2004 20:44:46 -0500, henri <[email protected]> wrote:
>As it is, they're another example of an "O. J. Simpson" style
>case where justice was lawyered to death by a wealthy criminal,
>in this case a malignant cult.
Murder has no statute of limitations. If the cult got in a bind where they could not pay lawyers, PIs, thugs, hit men and whores I bet you McCabe would pull "new evidence" out of his hip pocket and file murder charges.
I would not go so far as to say I have inside information about this, but I know there are people in CW who are plenty pissed about what the cult did to their medical examiner.