On November 16, 2006 a Washington federal court granted skeptic writer John Merrell a judgment against the sole police psychic to lecture at the FBI, and the leading psychic investigator seen on the Court TV series Psychic Detectives.
That 2006 judgment was based on psychic Noreen Renier
breaching a Florida court settlement signed between Merrell
On April 5, 2007 the same judge awarded costs and fees to Merrell
The court awarded Merrell
$39,558 which is just one slice of the pie.
The attorney representing Berkley Publishing (Penguin Group, U.S.A. Inc.) as the publisher of Renier's
book A Mind for Murder told a Washington state judge they banished all publication in early 2006 following the lawsuit by Merrell
notes "The string of failures by Noreen Renier
...Merrell stated in early 2007 that "Noreen Renier was notified by my attorney in September 2005 that without her response I would file a lawsuit.
71st birthday (January 16, 2008) Merrell
estimated Renier's legal bills and lawsuit related losses over the past 20 years are 30 times more than any funds she
didn't pay her
attorneys following the $23,800 settlement payment he
originally filed in a lower state court and attempted throughout 2006 to keep it at the state level.
"I would have expected even a pre-law student would have turned their nose up at this case --- the outcome was quite clear from the beginning" notes Merrell
...After signing a Florida state settlement with psychic detective Noreen Renier in early 1992, John Merrell broke his silence after almost 14 years by filing a lawsuit in December 2005 following Renier's publication of her book A Mind For Murder.
On November 16, 2005 United States District Court for the Western District of Washington at Seattle granted a summary judgment sought by John Merrell
Response To Noreen Renier's
Opposition To Motion To Remand To Snohomish County Superior Court
Background on John Merrell
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