Go Big Red!!!!! (That's a college football slogan and has nothing to do with your size!!!!)
There are experiences on the web about persons who have obtained lawyers and lawsuits against the Society. Have big bucks and a mean lawyer on your side - you'll need it.
One experience is of a young man molested by a brother (elders knew he was a molester) in Atlanta. Landed in the courts in 1999. The young man lost. Part of the court decision can be found at Jehovahs Witnesses United or Beyond Jehovah's Witnesses. (There are so many JW sites!) It's listed on title page under court cases.
There are many other cases I've seen - almost all individuals who are listed have lost. Now, Friend might counter with some who have won - but I don't think so. If you had won a case against an organization - don't you think you would talk about it (unless silence was part of the settlement conditions)?
We all have marveled at how the Society's Legal Dept. have fought for the freedom of Jehovah's Witnesses. Domestic, foreign, blood, etc. - they are nearly fanatical in upholding their rights and righteousness. However, if you ever have the misfortune of having their Legal Dept. turn their attention to you....they are attorneys - and their position is to protect the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, in my opinion. I know.
Don't let Friend rattle you. BTW, your arguments are getting lengthier and better, and he said that was his aim, just to make us better!
On the point as to when someone writes the Society, "do you want an answer or not?" That is the question. Well, obviously, if I had wanted my Presiding Overseer knocking on my door, I would have poured out my situation with him, now wouldn't I.
But, no, I wanted my beloved Society to respond to me. I didn't mind the Circuit Overseer, he's a "company man" but I appreciated his insight as to the stupidity of some elders' actions. So, Friend is right about the CO responding for the Society. But I, as a wounded mother, did not want to hear further from my PO - naturally, I had already talked to him, as I had been taught.
I did not want him at my house, I had not invited him, but out of courtesy, I had no choice but to let him in.