Daily Archives: March 5, 2011

Daniel Montalvo v. Church of Scientology, et al

“You have seen how a man was made a slave; you shall see how a slave was made a man.”

– Frederick Douglass, 1845

S. Christopher “Kit” Winter of the Dykema law firm (HQ Detroit, offices around the U.S.) has filed two lawsuits in the Los Angeles Superior Court this afternoon.  Both are brought on behalf of his client Daniel Montalvo.   Copies of the suits can be found at the links below.

Kit is an extraordinary man.   Mike Rinder and I briefed him in detail on what he would be up against personally in suing on behalf of Daniel.  Kit is walking onto the field with his eyes wide open, and unflinching. 

Daniel too was briefed on what he can expect to face and he too made a conscious, principled decision to proceed.  

I know us old timers have referred to Daniel as the “kid” in the past.  As of today Daniel is no longer a kid.  Daniel Montalvo is a man.



Media Accounts:

St Petersburg Times: http://www.tampabay.com/news/scientology/lawsuit-claims-church-of-scientology-violated-child-labor-and-wage-laws/1155473

Village Voice:  http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2011/03/daniel_montalvo_1.php

Religious News Service:  http://www.religionnewsblog.com/25780/lawsuit-claims-church-of-scientology-violated-child-labor-and-wage-laws