Is a class action lawsuit against the WT viable?

by JimmyPage 5 Replies latest jw friends

  • JimmyPage

    I think it could be proven pretty easily that the WT has lied to its members for decades.

    What if a number of former JWs banded together to prove the WT's policies cost them large sums of money over the years (due to the discouragement of education and the idea that one shouldn't invest in a world that's going to end soon)?

    If we were rewarded with money, that's icing on the cake. Personally the real purpose of such a lawsuit to me would be to cripple the Borg.

    How viable is such an idea? And if not, what might be a realistic alternative plan?

  • blondie

    You'd have to convince a lawyer and/or a firm that it is worth his/her time and effort and that there is sufficient legal basis.

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  • thetrueone

    Doubtful if any, particularly in the States where the freedom of religion is strongly ingrained into the country's Constitution.

    The possibly better chance might be the action by the WTS in applying coercive fear tactics to cull people to their control

    an individual entire life.

    Religion can not be held libel for lying and postulating misinformation to the public.

  • beksbks

    In my youth (about 22), my husband and I "won" a chance at a drawing. The prizes were a BBQ, or a vacation. We had to sit through a time share presentation (2 hours). We did not buy of course, and so came our "spin". Wonder of wonders, we won the BBQ. The friend we had with us was a bold soul, and ran behind the wheel to find that it was indeed weighted to land on BBQ every time. We went directly to the police, who were just across the street, seething with righteous indignation. They explained the something for nothing theory, along the lines of buyer beware.

    It is ultimately our or our parents or grandparents fault for our losses. Buying in to a fantasy.

  • Mad Sweeney
    Mad Sweeney

    Anything is possible but it would take a boatload of money.

    Would have been better had the Russian government used a pro-civil-rights tactic rather than straight up persecution against the Borg.

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