La Venda Van Schaick

La Venda Van Schaick was Hubbard Communication Area Secretary in Las Vegas for four years. She left Scientology in 1979. During her time as a Scientology staff member, she dealt with Scientology's Guardian Office and observed supposedly confidential auditing folders being sent to the Guardian Office for review. In 1980, she filed a $200-million class-action lawsuit against the Church of Scientology in Federal Court in Boston, contending that the church falsely promises to improve the lives of its members.

La Venda Van Schaick in the News

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April 2, 1982 Suit Against Church Whittled A District Judge has dismissed seven of 14 allegations of wrongdoing against the Church of Scientology by a Boston-area woman and said he will consider whether the First Amendment bars some of the remaining allegations in the $200 million class action suit. The claims were filed by a former member of the church, La Venda Van Schaick, who claimed she was induced into joining the church by false representations, defrauded, subjected to emotional distress, locked in a room, and harassed in many other ways. Boston, MA, false imprisonment, fraud, harassment, La Venda Van Schaick, lawsuits, Press
January 13, 1980 Scientology Church Files Countersuit Lavenda Van Schaick, a former member of Scientology, filed a $200-million class action suit in US District Court in Boston on behalf of herself and others, charging the organization with fraud. The church has filed a suit in federal court in Las Vegas, charging Van Schaick and one of her lawyers with conspiracy to violate the church's First Amendment right of religious freedom. Boston, La Venda Van Schaick, lawsuits, Michael Flynn, Press

La Venda Van Schaick in the News

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May 1, 1980 Cos Nevada V. Kevin Flynn And Lavenda Van Schaick, Civil No. 196880, Nevada Circuit Court. [May 80 - Exact Date Unknown] CoS Nevada v. Kevin Flynn and LaVenda Van Schaick, Civil No. 196880, Nevada Circuit Court. [May 80 - exact date unknown] La Venda Van Schaick
January 3, 1980 Cos Nevada V. Thomas Hoffman Et Al., Civ. #Lv-80-10-Hec (Federal District Of Nevada); Defendants: Lavenda Van Schaick, Kevin Fly CoS Nevada v. Thomas Hoffman et al., Civ. #LV-80-10-HEC (Federal District of Nevada); defendants: Lavenda Van Schaick, Kevin Flynn, Hoffman (Flynn's associate), Edward Walters (Flynn's client). La Venda Van Schaick
December 14, 1979 Attorney Michael Flynn Files Lavenda Van Schaick Lawsuit Attorney Michael Flynn files Lavenda Van Schaick lawsuit Civ. No. 79-2491G (Federal District of Mass.) La Venda Van Schaick
July 1, 1979 Flynn Takes On Lavenda Van Schaick As A Client Flynn takes on LaVenda Van Schaick as a client. [July 1979; exact date unknown] La Venda Van Schaick