Thankyou for wanting to help. I believe I have a good chance of winning this lawsuit. The Watchtower lawyers are Defendants and have tried three times to have the lawsuit thrown out and have failed. Last week, The Juctice decided to have the lawsuit go to Trial. That made National and World News. I have set up a paypal account. The email address for the paypal account is: [email protected] For those persons who live in North America, I would prefer that they mail me a draft or certified cheque, or cheque. That way I can photocopy them, keep a log of donations and return the money to them if I win the lawsuit or do not need the money. I also would like to know who donates so that I can thank them. Please pass on this message and post it on other web sites. HISTORY does not just happen...................HISTORY is made............................we can make HISTORY together. Thanks for your help. Lawrence Hughes
PAYPAL ACCOUNT SET UP FOR DONATIONS FOR LAWSUIT AGAINST THE WATCHTOWER
I need $7,200 in two weeks, to pay for court costs back owing. I figure I will need another $10,000 as a retainer. I am in the process of looking for a lawfirm who will be willing to represent me. My other lawyer ended up in a conflict of interest situation and had to bail out last April. Since then, I have been representing myself. They say only a fool would represent himself in court. I am a poor fool. The Watchtower is going to appeal the court decision which means Appelet Court, which means I need a lawyer. Thanks for your help. Lawrence
I need your help to continue my lawsuit against the Watchtower Society and the doctor who the Watchtower Society arranged for to give my daughter Arsenic. The WTS lawyer, HLC members and the doctor deceived Bethany and lied to her, convincing her that Arsenic would cure her. Bethany was convinced that Arsenic could cure her and was curing her. Bethany and the WTS lawyers stated in Court and in the media that the treatment was a cure for her desease ( AML Leukemia) and that Bethany was getting better. Bethany stated in her affidavit and on TV that the treatment was working, was curative and that she was looking forward to taking a trip to Disneyland and going back to school in a month.
I sent Bethany's medical records to three specialists and they all agree that Arsenic is not a treatment for AML Leukemia and that it did not offer Bethany any chance of a cure and that with standard medical treatments, Bethany's chance of recovery would be between 30 - 50%.
I need your help to send a strong message to the medical community. I need your help to teach the WTS a valuable lesson, that this sort of thing will not be tolerated in the future. I need you to help me with my lawsuit. The WTS has unlimited resources and I have very little resources. For over a year I have been without a lawyer. Even if I can get a lawfirm to take the case on a Contingency basis, I would need to come up with a retainer and cover the out of pocket expeses.
I need you to send me money, otherwise I may have to cancel the lawsuit. I need you to send me money ASAP. In case you didn't know, the judge has decided that my lawsuit can go to trial. The story is in the media on an average of once a month and in the National News about once every two months. In the last month Associated Press has published the story three times and it was on CNN last week. . I thank you in advance for your help.
Please send a cheque, draft or money order to:
P.O. Box 20161
Calgary Place, RPO
NOTE: You cannot choose "quasi-cash" as an option if you are sending money from the States to Canada. I chose "service", because I'm going to be paying for a legal service thru SF.
I challenge everyone here to consider this as an investment as well as a kind of charity. There are lots of lurkers here, and you can get involved too.
Shunned Father, will there be tax consequences for you by receiving money that is not quasi-cash? That is, I'm wondering if paying for a 'service' will make the Canadian IRS look at all of this as a business situation.
Does anyone know about if this is the case?
That is, I'm wondering if paying for a 'service' will make the Canadian IRS look at all of this as a business situation.
There isn't really a Canadian IRS. It's called "Revenue Canada" and I doubt that they're going to come down on Lawrence for recieving money from friends.
Look I don't have much, I have just enough for books for next semester but I did have a little set aside for going to dinner and whatnot that I want to contribute. This means so much more than any night out. But I've never done pay pal before. Is that a site I have to go to? Why the email address then. Someone explain please.
Hughes case up at Forbes Religion News in Brief
Forbes - 11 minutes ago March 9 2006 1:25 est
... CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - A grieving father says he will continue his fight against Jehovah's Witnesses and their prohibition of blood transfusions after a court ... Father to continue battle with Jehovah's Witnesses over daughter's death
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - A grieving father says he will continue his fight against Jehovah's Witnesses and their prohibition of blood transfusions after a court decision partially cleared the way for a wrongful death lawsuit.
Lawrence Hughes filed the 2004 claim as executor of the estate of his daughter, Bethany, who died from acute leukemia in 2002 at age 17 after repeatedly refusing conventional treatment because of the faith's teaching.
A judge decided Hughes cannot proceed with claims against the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society because the court cannot arbitrate religious dogma. But Hughes can continue suing lawyers Shane Heath Brady and David Miles Gnam, Witnesses who represented Bethany, her mother Arliss and the Watch Tower.
The judge said the lawyers were not in a position to advise Bethany objectively, so that she could make a free and informed decision. Brady called the ruling "silly."
Hughes contends that the ruling means "a religious sect or cult can be held responsible for the injury they inflict on others, whether it relates to deliberately giving out misleading medical information or using institutional coercion." He said he might appeal the ruling so he can also proceed against the Watch Tower directly.
Bethany's illness garnered attention across Canada and renewed public debate over the circumstances under which someone under age 18 should be able to decide on medical care.
I really wish I could contribute right now, but I'm in a financial rut myself at the moment. I missed a week from work with the flu, the wife is on stress leave, and they're taking their sweet time processing the paperwork and sending cheques.