Your request to remove material from this message board is an effort to censor free speech and is therefore refused.
This is a public message board.
Under a New Jersey Court ruling (Donato v. Maldow 2005) a Web site provider/operator cannot be held liable for the statements of third parties on a message board.
The Ross Institute and/or Rick Ross has been sued five times by plaintiffs alleging damages due to defamation, libel and/or product disparagement, amongst other claims.
All the aforementioned plaintiffs lost and/or dismissed their lawsuits.
This includes the Church of Immortal Consciousness, Pure Bride Ministries, Landmark Education, Gentle Wind Project and NXIVM.
See the following:
As you can read through the links and/or the public record:
The Church of Immortal Consciousness lost its case all the way to the Supreme Court and had to pay court costs.
Pure Bride Ministries wisely chose to dismiss its own lawsuit rather than pay legal fees and court costs as did Landmark Education.
Gentle Wind Project not only lost its lawsuit, but after drawing the attention of the Attorney General of Maine through its litigation, was shut down and liquidated.
NXIVM sought an injunction to remove material from the Ross Institute Web site, which was denied by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and later upheld by US Supreme Court.
The Ross Institute has been represented and/or assisted pro bono by some of the finest law firms and public advocacy groups in the United States, including Public Citizen of Washington D.C. and the Berkman Center at Harvard University.
Meanwhile, all the plaintiffs paid for their legal fees, which in one case has apparently exceeded $2 million dollars.
The Ross Institute has three attorneys on its Advisory Board.
Lowenstein Sandler, one of the most prestigious law firms in New Jersey, currently represents the Ross Institute.
If you have a claim please put it in writing and it will be reviewed by legal counsel.
You should understand that expressing an opinion is not slander, libel or defamation.
Destini and its supporters have been afforded the opportunity to express themselves here within the agreed upon rules.
You should also know that the best antidote to free speech is more free speech, not attempts at censorship.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/08/2010 04:42AM by rrmoderator.