Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses v. Randy Wall

by TerryWalstrom 56 Replies latest watchtower scandals

  • kairos
    kairos

    Wouldn't it be hilarious if WT ultimately had to pay money to EVERYONE they DF'd that is still living in class action lawsuits all over the world for religious abuses.

    Wouldn't that be a burn on all the smug shunners?

  • John Davis
    John Davis

    Considering that the US courts have already determined that DF individuals can't sue watchtower the likelihood is not good.

  • Fisherman
    Fisherman
    he lied too.

    Lawyers and liars sound the same.

  • search
    search

    John:

    I must say that your analysis on my case has been spot on, and remarkably impartial.

    I cannot comment too much at this point, but I can say this:

    There are MANY quivers left in my bow.

    WT took a huge gamble in going to SCC, for the sake of the egos of a few elders.

    Kudos for their loyalty to them, I guess. But, believe it or not, if I win, there is a strong likelihood of this impacting WT in ways that they had never envisioned - and that impact will extend to numerous countries outside of Canada.

    Our side took a gamble in not using all of our information up to this point - if we win at SCC, then this information will become available going forward.

    Based upon the three-year journey so far, if we win, there is a very strong likelihood that we will be back in SCC in another four years.

  • John Davis
    John Davis

    Mr Walls obviously the court did have some major questions against watchtower including if they actually provided proper notice and if there are in fact rules were those rules followed. That is why I think their decision is going to be a mix bag. I don't think either side will come out as a full winner in this case.

  • Fisherman
    Fisherman

    if they actually provided proper notice and if there are in fact rules were those rules followed.

    The chief justice found no problems with the notice. I believed she said it was sufficient notice. I am sure wt will be able comply with the ruling. The issue is that the adjudication of sin also involves a termination of membership although a sinner is not being summoned to appear to a legal hearing but only invited to a pastoral meeting. The Court intervention in this case into the grounds of religion changes church practice to secular due process.

  • John Davis
    John Davis

    I think that they may send it back to the trial court with very specific instructions to narrow the proceedings to very specific things.

  • search
    search
    That is why I think their decision is going to be a mix bag.

    Absolutely. Possibly 6-3, but likely 5-4.

    I don't think either side will come out as a full winner in this case.

    Makes little difference, except for commentary.

  • Fisherman
    Fisherman

    You have been served!

    You are hereby summoned to appear at the Judicial Committee on May 22 2222 at KH of JW.........

    If you fail to appear a decision may be made against you exparte...

    You are being charged with the sin of XXXX

    If you need pastoral help, don't come to us, go to Babylon the Great across the street or find yourself a good lawyer.

  • John Davis
    John Davis

    Well even when one side wins, the written decision also comes into play. The court may reverse a lower court decision but if the written decision gives instructions or narrows the ruling that is what the lower courts is going to use as precedent. Look at the case of Miranda v Arizona in the US. The supreme court reversed the conviction, but it was the written decision that affected case law for the whole country not just for the defendant.

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