OFFICE OF SPECIAL AFFAIRS
3 June 1993
OSA Network Order No. 1091
When someone is suing the Church, a countersuit needs to be filed right away. The counter suit is shared by all those concerned. For example, if they are suing the Church for $200 million, then you sue them for half a billion bucks. This would be done despite other actions taken. The countrysides would be hefty.
You could also file criminal actions independent of any suit.
Any lawyer that starts cautioning, get another lawyer immediately. He might say, “You can’t really do that…,” “You have to be careful about that…,” etc. There might be a valid point of warning but he would not offer any solution to attack. The lawyer is there to win the case. The sign of a bad lawyer is that he will attack you. You want a lawyer who believes he is going to make something out of it.
What has been solved here is how to make the defending attorney (our attorney) eager. If he wins the countersuit, he wins a bundle even greater than the attacking attorney.
You could turn Legal around by telling them it is time we had a win and get back to their leading position and let’s make people afraid of us again.
L. RON HUBBARD
OFFICE OF SPECIAL AFFAIRS
16 October 1988
OSA Network Order No. 1081
(Taken from an LRH despatch concerning the handling of phony and frivolous damages suits in the US, in which the plaintiffs, through false allegations, hoped to win damages awards against the Church.)
HCOB 15 Step 81 THE CRIMINAL MIND
HCOB 31 Jan. 70 WITHHOLDS, OTHER PEOPLE’S
It is not what is factual that counts in courts, it is the color one gives it.
The enemy never accuses us of anything they are not doing themselves. This is a one for one over the years. We aren’t doing what they say we are but are accused of doing what they are really doing. This is a great one in detecting what they are really up to. They say “fraud” and so they are engaged in it.
This is a peculiar mental twist prevalent in psychiatrists and psychologists. They divine what the patient is thinking because that is what they are thinking! And they carry this into their PR and legal actions. All attacks since 1950 have been inspired by the psychs. The AMA and National Association for Mental Health have routinely been spotted as instigators of these attacks and even underlie J. Edgar Hoover’s and thus the FBI’s hostility. This is just a comment to illustrate that a reverse think is in progress in their case. They say we are doing what they really are doing. And they are engaged in almost every charge they have levied.
But be that as it may, legally the enemy’s actions are basically criminal and so long as this matter is held to a civil level, it is not likely to speedily resolve. Soliciting money based on knowingly perjurious testimony or allegations is fraud. And doing it by mail is also mail fraud.
Perhaps if the criminal nature of such a conspiracy, in this and other ways, were brought to bear on the enemy on criminal court channels, it would vastly speed up the obtaining of precedents in the form of summary judgments. I feel we are seeking to handle crooks on civil channels and may be working in the wrong channel.
There is an oddity in American “justice.” A filed suit does not have the status of sworn testimony. It is this which opens the door to all the insane civil allegations which occur in the US. A suit containing false and libelous material can be filed with no real penalty to the plaintiff.
In pure law such a filing is perjurious and constitutes criminal libel. Yet no one goes to jail for such filings and the whole weight of the judicial system can be brought down on anyone by any nut alleging he has been wronged, but who in actual fact is engaged in criminal libel. The day a precedent on this occurs will be the day when this legal abuse, now prevalent, will cease.
One can become so engrossed in defending against lies that one can overlook the penalty that should legally await such criminals. Not one shred of fact exists in any of their allegations. But a civil court is not the prime arena for this sort of thing. To deny a lie is to leave it stand in people’s minds. To criminally indict the liar is effective disproof. “He didn’t win those cases,” is a weak statement. “He went to jail for those lies,” is a strong one.
As I see it, there are three targets:
1. Summary judgments proofing the Church against such attacks in the future, and
2. The enemy in jail for a good long time, and
3. All of those engaged in the conspiracy the subject of court damages, enough to pauperize them for life.
A complete victory would consist of all three.
L. RON HUBBARD
OFFICE OF SPECIAL AFFAIRS
14 October 1988
OSA Network Order No. 1101
HANDLING BLACKMAIL THROUGH COURTS
(Written by LRH concerning the handling of phony and frivolous damages suits in the US, in which plaintiffs, through false allegations, hoped to win damages awards against the Church.)
You will find that some enemies are running a racket and utilizing the judicial system in a sort of blackmail scheme.
With false affidavits and allegations (and they are false) and with the tactic of placing and withdrawing counts and bad media coverage, they have worked out a basis of harassment. They now feel they have nuisance value. Thus it would seem to them that we would pay off to be rid of them. Yet none of these false sworn testifiers have gone to jail for perjury and the media is lapping up their lies.
Admittedly the legal system has its faults but there are remedies for such tactics as the enemy is using. Their plan is: “If we keep harassing them, sooner or later they’ll cough up.” So they just prolong things in any way they can.
Perjury, abuse of process, etc., are not civil, but criminal matters. I wonder that any judge would let this go if he knew about it. And I don’t think even the press would continue to play ball with them if they saw what the enemy was doing, for they invite libel and worse for themselves.
A summary of the usage of perjury and abuse of practice and crookedness of the enemy may not have been the subject of a campaign. Courts do not like to be conned as the enemy is doing.
Of course you have your own strategies and you are seeking long-term proof-up against such enemies as it would be a continuing situation with others unless you had summary judgments to block such in the future. And this is fine.
But I see what the enemy is really doing and it is, to say the least, nothing but a massive harassment for blackmail, hoping the Church would pay up to get them off its back. And, if this is true, then there may be legal ways to shut off their water and they could be made into historic examples of the illegality of this tactic. It is, indeed, abuse of process and is, in fact, a criminal activity to extort money in return for ceasing to harass. The 1920s racketeers did the same thing. Only now attorneys and plaintiffs do it through the courts. They will drag it out as long as they can until legally hit for it.
Harassment through the courts will not end so long as the enemy’s prime strategy is not to end it in hopes they can extort money to end their harassment of us.
The remedy would be very broad exposure of this whole scene to the courts. Put them on trial, not us.
Those attorneys and plaintiffs alike are just conspirators in an extortion racket and should be so seen and handled. This is in addition to making it very expensive for the opposition to continue.
L. RON HUBBARD
OFFICE OF SPECIAL AFFAIRS
22 September 1988
OSA Network Order No. 1131
HANDLING DUPED LITIGANTS
Like all criminals, our enemies have an exact modus operandi and they appear to have followed it with every “litigant” they have roped into suits against the Church. It consists of inventing evidence and complaints and getting the recruited “litigants” to assert these, even though they are false and perjurious.
Depositions of such litigants will reveal:
1. their claims are an invention of the enemy,
2. the litigant has no supportive evidence.
If these litigants themselves are inadequately aware of this scene, then they simply haven’t been deposed enough.
Looking into their backgrounds might furnish “new light” which would give adequate reason to depose.
There used to be, when law was still moderately sane, a thing called “character.” This counted heavily in courts and, actually, was sufficient to proof somebody up against capricious attacks. Nowadays, of course, the better character one has, the harder he is hit. But regardless of that it still might be a factor which could be brought into play in courts and if it could be demonstrated that these litigants were of low or malicious character with a bad record and if this was made part of court records via depositions and other evidences it could weigh in getting these cases thrown out.
This would brand every case as without merit and with such depositions in hand you could have any suit dismissed.
The above follows the strategy of exhausting the enemy’s resources. But it has further potentials:
The litigant, in some way could be told:
3. that all such litigation is failing in the courts,
4. that the “evidence” he was fed by the enemy is false,
5. that he has been victimized by the enemy (a heavy button on such dupes),
6. that he has been put, by the enemy, in a position of being stripped of all possessions, his future pay and even if he files for bankruptcy to escape future judgements, he has been financially and socially ruined by the enemy,
7. that his only out is to disavow and disclaim these false charges and admit they were all authored by the enemy and have no basis in fact,
8. that if he does the above, he will be off the hook.
Otherwise he might face complete financial and social disaster.
But there is more. This puts dismay and confusion in the enemy ranks. They will begin in-fighting. The enemy will threaten these “litigants” and alienate them at the very least.
It is said that some litigants are very rabid. The enemy has made them so and proving the falsity of the enemy would disarm the rabidness or throw it into question or cause the rabid ones to do something incautious that messes them up.
This is a type of direct penetration attack which should be well timed. We have been the target of out-ethics that is hard to conceive would be tolerated in the profession and the legal bureaucracy is not acting upon it.
LIBEL AND SLANDER
In addition to malicious litigation or vexatious jurisprudence, those enemies are also guilty of libel and slander.
The enemies have used the dirty trick of using the law to commit “legal” libel and slander, in addition to their engaging in malicious litigation. That’s one of the things they should be hit for in any counterattack.
The main object is to nullify such suits. A second object is to make every person in the enemy camp an enemy of every other person in that camp. And a third object is to pave the way for a multi-million dollar barrage of future suits to clean up the name of Scientology.
Anyone engaged in this action should be fully checked out on the above steps on a litigant so it can be convincingly done, varied only when necessary to make the objectives materialize.
L. RON HUBBARD
OFFICE OF SPECIAL AFFAIRS
22 September 1988
OSA Network Order No. 1061
HCO PL 16 Feb. 69 BATTLE TACTICS
The court system has been used violently against us. The answer is to develop ways to use it against litigants so effectively that they become incapable of harassing us through it.
If the court system can be used against an upstat by the unscrupulous downstat, then certainly it can be used to rapidly nullify any downstat.
The why of all this is that lawyers delay and prolong in order to make money.
Therefore, if it can be made too expensive for them to continue a case against us, they will drop it. Not only that, they won’t start one in the first place.
If they use the court system to harass and hurt and make life unlivable for us, then this reveals that the court system can be so used. If it can be used that way, then new ways to use it against litigants can be developed so they wish to God they had never had the idea of harassing us in the first place.
The strategy could be called, “punitive defense.”
The word would get around mighty quick. “Don’t tangle with or sue Scientology.
It just buys so much trouble and expense, we can’t face it.”
The best defense is a new method of attack; all legal.
STRATEGY AND TACTICS
There is a strategy in war which can apply to Legal. It is a very clever strategy and time tested, but never picked up and used generally. It consists of exhausting the resources of the enemy or potential enemy without even engaging in a direct confrontation. The end product is that he goes into despair and succumbs.
It can be worked in many ways.
And even while you are doing this, wins and precedents can be gotten out of existing cases. That would leave you practically unassailable while you continue to apply the above strategy.
The war should be on enemy terrain and you should keep it there. Our lawyers ought to be quoted Clausewitz’s “On War.” The purpose of war is to bring about a more amenable frame of mind on the part of the enemy. You always fight on the enemy’s ground—not yours. You always bargain with the other fellow’s chips and on his ground.
One must realize that jurisprudence is a form of warfare and follows the rules of war.
In warfare, he who invents or uses a new or better strategy or tactic will win, not only the battle, but the whole war itself.
Ghenghis Khan invented new cavalry tactics and won. The Hittites in 1500 B.C. put a swordsman on a horse and won. New tank tactics caused the early German wins of WW II. Positioning of a city or army is also a crucial part of such strategy.
The same applies to Legal.
The whole idea is to mount a prompt legal offensive and to win and win out of it anything that can be gotten out of it.
The only loophole on the matter is if terminals on these lines remain timid and if the attorney retained to handle it is defensive and incompetent.
Attackers of Scientology are basically cowards and they are basically liars. The first factor is handled by a good legal attack on them personally and individually.
The second factor means any competent attorney defends against all.
The above is the general analysis of handling attackers and what lies back of any strategy. It does not advocate doing anything illegal.
It will work. One simply has to be brilliant, have a brilliant lawyer who wants to END cases quickly and DO the job.
L. RON HUBBARD
OFFICE OF SPECIAL AFFAIRS
14 April 1988
OSA Network Order No. 1331
Execs & Staff
Production Bureaux Staff
POLICE, AGENCY SUITS
(Originally written on 12 September 1973, concerning suits which were filed against police and government agencies in Germany, in order to handle their spreading of false reports.)
1. Essentially this is a PR action and if made so it will also win. People hate police and are willing to believe almost anything bad about them. Therefore:
a. You must not depend wholly on your already overloaded PR personnel. You must retain small PR firms to flank these suits in important places. A deal for special news and campaign handling of the local suit could be made. Retention should be a Church campaigning for the rights of the individual with a hot case to back it up, not dissemination of Scientology or its protection. This action must be at once programmed with targets so that these firms are actually retained.
b. The basic public issue here is whether or not police can invent dossiers against individuals or groups and circulate them amongst themselves and to judges so that the human rights of the person or group are covertly destroyed. This is general modern police practice and even includes leaking these false reports to press as factual and inciting the media. This is a violation of the common law principle that a person must be faced by his accusers and that accusations must be known to him. This strikes at the integrity of a known corrupt police system.
c. Frighten them into hysteria so they begin to make mistakes, become violent or even more oppressive or collapse. This is a marvelous PR condition around which very effective campaigns can be built, a PR man’s dream. Hear this as a campaign: An ad in a paper, repeating, placed by our legal and so signed, which requests that anyone who has ever had a false police charge placed against him or who has reason to believe the police have or are using a false record to ruin his life should communicate with the attorneys. That gives you some idea of the PR potential.
d. The police love to try people in the press and erode public opinion against them so that when the police strike the way is all prepared so that they can say they are after criminals. In this way and by false stats of crime and other means they build up their status and numbers and cover up the fact that they are themselves engaging in acts contrary to public safety. They are therefore peculiarly sensitive to any motivator in this area. It remains that police must be tried by us in the press on and on and on.
e. Police are employed by self interest groups to get rid of their rivals. We have this in the National Association of Mental Health (NAMH). All one has to do is discover a friendship between NAMH and the police in any area (and these connections abound) to prove that self interest groups get rid of rivals by using false reports in the police.
f. This must be built up PR-wise to a very broad public issue that affects every man, woman and child in a country and causes a very great deal of civil protest forcing the resignations of anyone who has been connected with such activities. The Germans are good at making people resign.
g. German press laws are very loose and cases can be tried in the press without being sub judice.
h. It is a stroke of luck that GERMAN, which to the world means NAZI, police are at the bottom of this. This extends to every other police force or agency named in the suit anywhere so they all become Fascists by association.
i. PR should work hard to pull in any other group under attack or otherwise into this, “What police false reports are causing YOUR trouble?” is the motif. The demand is that police violently reform and quit doing this. Thetans will agree on stopping something. They will agree as groups in stopping the police. If this is backed up hard enough with enough groups there will not only be resignations but new laws passed to restrain this secret and insane practice of inventing dossiers to CAUSE public unrest rather than forward public safety.
j. Police are a prime target in all revolts. It can be made plain to politicians that corrupt police are a threat to their regime and that public unrest can become so bad that they could be swept away. In any political circle today there is an abiding fear of the masses, of revolt. Almost any politician thinks about this today. If it is pointed out that their regime is being undermined by corrupt and illegal police practices they will call for resignations and pass laws. Thus there is a heavy lobby function to be undertaken and this must be provided for in all programming of PR.
k. The danger of secret reports being circulated within a country is bad enough but look at the international scene. OVER 900 young Americans are in European prisons, put there because the FBI tipped off the foreign police to frame them or grab them. You will find in every case that an FBI finger was put on every one of these people and they do not even know it. In other words, they shoot their people overseas. And so does every other police force; and so does every other police force use false reports.
l. The police have a kingdom of their own known as Interpol. It has no court above it. It deals in torrents of false reports. It has its own radios around the world. It actually has no legal propriety whatever as it is under no sovereign, only under police forces. It has constituted itself a sovereign power. It manipulates events in the world by issuing false reports. It is the new Fascist regime. It should be disbanded and eradicated as a cancer hidden in and unknown to Mankind. Through it, police could take over the world and undoubtedly sometimes dream of it. The head of Interpol is an absolute dictator, a Hitler governed by no superior court. Anyone with that much power and that propensity for issuing false information would have no trouble whatever in constituting himself a world dictator. Any self interest group can use that power.
m. We must emphasize that the inefficiency of the police makes them resort to falsifying records to maintain their own status and that falsifying records knowingly is their way of life. They use these to incite judges to issue wiretaps and to begin incursions on innocent people with whom they want to get even. The point is that they use a DOSSIER system today that is antipathetic to all civil rights and that they falsify records and abuse their power.
2. You have of course winning suits as a purpose here. I do not. I expect that as an incidental. My purpose here can be very clearly stated. This world cannot be sane so long as it has a Third Dynamic and Fourth Dynamic insanity called falsely reporting corrupt police running amok in it. All civilizations go criminal via their police. My purpose is to eradicate the power and authority of Fascist police everywhere before they are used to totally enslave this planet. My purpose and mission in this is to bring sanity to this planet. It cannot exist so long as self interest groups have ready to hand corrupt and unprincipled police forces and agencies. Thus they must be reformed and rapidly while there is still enough breathing space to do the job, not after some new Hitler has come to power.
THEREFORE THE COURSE OF THESE POLICE AND AGENCY SUITS MUST HEAVILY CONTAIN PR IN ITS HIGHEST PROFESSIONAL AND EXPERT FORM IN ORDER TO ACCOMPLISH OUR OWN MISSION ON THIS PLANET.
Our legal and any legal authority issued must keep in mind that we are not just suing police. We are making a saner planet.
L. RON HUBBARD