On the subject of lawsuits, I read with much interest on www.cultnews.com the summary of Landmark's lawsuit against Rick Ross and the subsequent withdrawal of that suit.
“Schreiber says, "At no time has Mr. Ross been willing… to take The Landmark Forum." That is a false statement. I repeatedly agreed to take the… Forum. However, under no circumstances would I agree to sign paperwork waiving the right to a trial by jury in the event of any personal injury, even though such a waiver is required from every Landmark course participant.”
Anyone who would ever sign such a waiver really has to check himself into the “Stupid Hospital”. Under NO circumstances should anyone ever sign their legal rights away. Any lawyer worth his salt will tell you that. And of all groups to sign your rights away, Landmark???? That’s the group made up of non-psychologists who put you on psychological highs (anyone who has taken the Forum knows what I mean) and who by their own admission seeks to “transform” you. Look at this post I found on another site:
"My son has gone through the [Landmark] program, and is now sitting in a hopital [sic] under psychiatric care. Where are they when their program goes bad? They don't want anything to do with him! Afraid of the lawsuit maybe. this is not an isolated incident - it happens often -”
So let me get this straight. Every single participant who enrolled in Landmark - and I’m sure we’re talking at least a couple of million world-wide since Landmark's inception in 1991 - signed this waiver. And they didn’t mind signing it - these sheople just went right ahead and signed on the dotted line. I wonder, did any of them even bat an eye when they came to the part about waiving their right to a trial in the event of personal injury? Did it cross anyone’s mind as to WHY Landmark insisted they sign this waiver? Did they think perhaps Landmark might have their reasons for wanting them to sign this waiver? Did they get any independent legal advice before they signed? B-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A