Lawsuits

Adventists treathen Washington Interscholastic Activities Association lawsuit: 9/25/2015

According to The Seattle Times, "Parents representing students at three high schools in the state are threatening to sue the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) over alleged religious discrimination if the organization does not restructure the state volleyball tournament in Yakima."

This is because they want the right to play in these state competitive sports, but not on Sabbath.

Not playing on Sabbath is good, but they should not be playing competitive sports at all!

In March of this year a letter with an appeal to change the format came from Walla Walla Adventist Academy on behalf of itself and eight other schools, according to the Walla Walla Union Bulletin. In this article, not only is Walla Walla Adventist Academy wanting to play competitive sports, but also Kirkland Adventist Academy and even others.

Note: The Northwest Yeshiva school listed in the articles is a Jewish school, not Adventist.


Adventist Health System lawsuit: 9/21/2015

Adventists to pay $118 million to settle false clams suit.

"Adventist Health System will pay a total of $118.7 million to the federal government and four states to settle a whistleblower lawsuit filed in December 2012 by three former employees."

It was a crime that "pay[ed] doctors excessive compensation to lock in their patient referrals to Adventist-owned hospitals, clinics and other outpatient services in Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas."

"...the largest healthcare fraud settlement ever made involving physician referrals to hospitals, according to Peter Chatfield, a whistleblower attorney with Phillips & Cohen."

"Out of the total $118 million settlement, Adventist will pay $115 million to the federal government, $3.48 million to Florida, $198,453 to North Carolina, $66,897 to Tennessee and $4,711 to Texas."

See the Corporate Crime Reporter for more details about this huge crime

Click here to see or download the PDF of Civil Action No 3;12cv856-W

We should thank God that the whistleblowers helped put a stop to the sin being commited by the Adventist Health System - mainly in Florida. Church leadership needs to apologize to the members of the church for allowing this to go on for so long and for not having checks and balances in place so this cannot happen. Maybe leadership will publish an apology in the Adventist Review.


Walter McGill and his CSDA Church

Many years ago, the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists trademarked the single word "Adventist" as well as several other words. They have been suing groups and/or churches that use the word "Adventist" in the name of their group and/or church even if they clearly have no relationship to the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. More information will be provided on who all has been sued by the GC as time permits. For now, some breaking news about one of the latest is provided. The small group, literally a handful of people, go by the name "Creation and 7th-day Adventist Church". This group/church has no relationship with the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, yet they are being sued by the GC for using the word "Adventist" in their name. The pastor of the group, Walter "Chick" McGill has been sued and is now arrested and in jail because he refused to give up their name. What every Seventh-day Adventist needs to realize is that Tithe money is used for litigation within the Seventh-day Adventist church. Yes! You heard me correctly. If you are a Tithe payer into the Seventh-day Adventist Church, this is one of the things they are using it for.

Aug. 19, 2012 update: Walter McGill has been released from jail after serving his sentence.

 

 

The General Conferences main income is tithe.

ABC News Radio Online – Chattanooga
http://abcnewsradioonline.com/chattanooga/west-tennessee-pastor-arrested-on-contempt-of-court-charges.html

ABC7 News Coverage – Jackson, TN
http://www.wbbjtv.com/news/local/West-Tennessee-Pastor-Arrested-in-California-162632876.html

CBS News – Memphis, TN
http://wreg.com/2012/07/17/pastor-arrested-amidst-church-naming-controversy/

Press Enterprise – CA
Sunday July 15, 2012 The Press-Enterprise
http://www.pe.com/local-news/breaking-news-headlines/20120716-religion-pastor-may-be-returned-to-tennessee.ece
http://blog.pe.com/multicultural-beat/2012/07/16/tennessee-pastor-may-serve-entire-sentence-in-sb/


Redlands Patch – Redlands, CA Newspaper
http://redlands.patch.com/articles/detention-hearing-in-riverside-for-tennessee-pastor-arrested-in-loma-linda
http://redlands.patch.com/articles/update-details-of-arrested-tennessee-pastor-s-split-with-seventh-day-adventists#photo-10682806
http://redlands.patch.com/articles/detention-hearing-in-riverside-for-tennessee-pastor-moved-up-to-2-p-m

Adventist Today
http://www.atoday.org/article/1289/news/july-headlines/tennessee-man-jailed-for-insisting-on-using-the-name-seventh-day-adventist-despite-court-order

Spectrum Magazine
http://spectrummagazine.org/blog/2012/07/18/creation-seventh-day-adventist-pastor-imprisoned-fasting

Jackson Sun Newspaper, CA
http://www.jacksonsun.com/article/20120717/NEWS01/307170010 http://www.jacksonsun.com/article/20120716/NEWS01/120716004/Local-pastor-arrested-by-U-S-Marshals-California?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE 

 

Update: Aug 1, 2012
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Lucan Chartier, the second CSDA to be jailed due to a lawsuit by the GC of SDAs over using the word "Adventist" in his churchs' name, held a short press conference last night and turned himself in to the Redlands Police Station afterwards.  He is now in the San Bernardino County Central Detention Center, the same place Walter McGill is.

Below is the first news article, including a short video, of Lucan's arrest.

http://www.pe.com/local-news/san-bernardino-county/san-bernardino-county-headlines-index/20120731-redlands-tennessee-man-arrested-in-dispute-with-adventists.ece

His booking record can be seen at:

http://www.co.san-bernardino.ca.us/sheriff/bookingsearch/bookingsearch.aspx