Reveal News: "Another Judge Criticizes Jehovah's Witnesses Court Tactics" by Trey Bundy
Another judge criticizes Jehovah’s Witnesses’ court tactics
A panel of judges in Philadelphia has ruled that Jehovah’s Witnesses used an “abusive tactic” to delay a trial in which a woman accused the religion’s leaders of covering up her abuse as a child.
The Witnesses’ parent corporation, the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, had won a motion in a lower court to move the case from Philadelphia to York County, which currently has the largest backlog of civil cases in Pennsylvania.
The Watchtower argued that holding the trial in Philadelphia would burden witnesses who would have to travel to testify. The appellate panel overruled the lower court, calling the Watchtower’s motion a “last-minute gambit to delay trial.”
In her opinion, Judge Patricia Jenkins refers to the Watchtower and other defendants as “the Congregations.”
“The facts strongly suggest that the motion ... Read More
Trey Bundy is doing a fantastic job of keeping up with what's going in the courts! I really appreciate his hard work.
Interesting update. The cracks in the dam are beginning to show. These tactics of the Watchtower are only delaying the inevitable. At some point the flood gates will open.
Barbara, you must have an outstanding brain, I struggle to keep up with all the info on this forum I truly don't know how you do it. But thank God you do. I think you must be one of the biggest threats to the W.T. today. You are a
This judge figured out exactly how this "Watchtower dog hunts." When did WT file it's claim that 'it's just too inconvenient for our witnesses to travel to PA?
Judge Jenkins points out that the WT waited until THE NIGHT BEFORE THE TRIAL to file a " forum non conveniens” … even though the defendants had come to give their depositions the day before, without complaint.
“The Court added: “A transfer petition should not be a tool by which a defendant may forestall litigation in the underlying case by generating litigation concerning the transfer petition.”3
Pg 16 “the Congregations (WT & witnesses) “Delayed filing their motion to transfer and supporting affidavits from four witnesses until the eve of trial – after the witnesses had appeared without objection for their depositions in Montgomery County, just twenty miles from center City Philadelphia”
"Transfer to York County could significantly delay trial, a troubling possibility given that trial was scheduled to begin in PA just two weeks after the court granted the Congregations’ motion for transfer…”
"The facts strongly suggest that the motion to transfer venue was the product of bad-faith collaboration between the Congregations and the four York County Witnesses”.
Pg 17 The Congregations’ motion for transfer was not to avoid oppression……. But was a last-minute gambit to delay trial.”
Thanks to all who keep up the hard work of getting the real facts! Trey Bundy, Barbara Anderson, Irwin Zalkin, Steven Unthank & all the rest!!!
Sleazy and transparent "legal" tactics tend to piss people off (even members of the legal system) eventually.
I can't find anything that suggests Trey Bundy is an XJW with an axe to grind, either.
Oh, the persecution!
"product of bad faith" says it all!
York County, PA is infested with JWs. Maybe a bid to get a more sympathetic jury?