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Latest on the Candace Conti vs. The Watchtower Society CaseSubmitted by Teeny on August 24, 2012 - 7:29 pm 22 Comments
Howdy guys and gals!
I’ve been recently speaking with Candace’s mum, Kathleen, and with their close family friend, Sami. We’re all sitting tight right now and waiting on the Judge to make his final decision on the court case against the Watchtower Society.
For those of you that have been living on Mars; watching the rover Curiosity skittle past you at a cool 2.6 mph, here’s what you’ve missed:
In June, a jury awarded our brave Candace Conti the highest amount of damages ever in a court case where a religious organisation was involved due to child molestation.
Candace Conti hasn’t tried to shy away from any of this either. She’s been bold, brave and magnificent and is a beaming example of courage.
Read our articles on the Candace Conti vs. The Watchtower Society court case and also why the Watchtower Society lost this case. They’re interesting articles. I should know as I wrote them…
Here’s the latest from, Sami, Candace’s friend:
Times are very tense for them [the Conti family] right now with anticipation of the judges decision. The court made a decision in the court case and awarded the damages. But the WBTS (Watchtower Society) filed motions in two areas. One for a new trial and another to have the amount of damages reduced.
The decision was suppose to come on the 18th August (unless I am mistaken on the exact day). But the Judge wanted some questions answered by counsel for the Watchtower Society and Simons [Candace's lawyer, Rick Simons].
I think personally, the Judge was wanting to mainly see how the Watchtower Society would answer them. He said he would have a decision by the 25th August. So needless to say, everyone is nervously waiting for the day he decides.
The motion for a new trial doesn’t seem to be something he even looked at. I am certain that is not an issue for the Conti’s. The amount of damages could be less or he could even make them higher. We can only wait and see.
I would ask all of you to pray for the Judge to make the right decision, but I’m atheist. That doesn’t stop me and you all from having hope!
Our thoughts are with Candace and the family right now.