CLEARWATER — Taking on the Church of Scientology in court is like picking a fight with the Russian army. When attacked, the church defends itself aggressively, wearing down opponents with a barrage of litigation while peering into their personal lives.
Ken Dandar knows this better than anyone. In the 7-year-long Lisa McPherson case, the Tampa lawyer and the church waged one of the most grueling, fiercely contested legal battles in Tampa Bay history.
The wrongful death lawsuit became intensely acrimonious, with Dandar calling Scientology a ruthless cult and church officials countersuing and calling him a liar, a religious bigot and an ambulance chaser. The David-and-Goliath fight had Dandar flying solo against a squadron of top-notch lawyers.
Now, by targeting the church in another wrongful death suit, Dandar and his two-man law firm are essentially ringing the bell for Round 2.
What is he thinking?
More power to ya!