To my knowledge, the consumer class action suit by Underground Video was never followed through.
I also believe that the company Underground Video is no longer in business and went belly up. This site which is often used by more skepticly inclined
people has been on the internet for quite a few years but if you take a close look at it they don't proof anything, they just state something without
supporting data. However Michael Taylor who wrote the last paragraph goes into more detail. Still if you want support for a lawsuit then you need to
be highly accurate in your claims. Just yelling "case closed" isn't good enough in my opinion. A person making a claim should be precise, and a
person discrediting a claim should be precise.
For those interested in this sort of thing, lawsuits, I did find out that such a thing had occured with the Meier case on more then one occassion.
Although I don't have the entire story ( since this is also the kind of thing that is kept under wraps ) , it is clear that former members of
Meier's group sued him for financial reasons. Loaned money that wasn't returned. What also made this a classic "national enquirer" story is that
the applicants received a threathning letter, the notorious BM Galact Corp letter, ( because it was headed that way ). It could be that this letter
was written by Meier himself as some have suggested since the writing style was similar or it could be that a fanatical supporter of Meier was
responsible for the letter. The outcome of this dispute is not known to me.
"Quote: "In his hunger for success, Meier does not refrain from using any method, as is revealed by a 4-page, anonymous letter Billy had sent to the
above-mentioned ex-members [The two Schutzbach brothers. Billy] as a counterattack in 1981. On the letterhead, in large letters, is the notation "BM
- Galact CORPORATION." [Would I be so stupid to write an anonymous letter with my initials BM on it? That's idiotic.] The letter mainly presents an
extremely confused, long-winded threat against the two Swiss men and their continued involvement with the Anti-Meier-initiative. The threat was
intertwined with an excessively enthusiastic praise for Meier himself. O.Ton: "Above all else, this Billy Meier must be prevented from disseminating
his material and message, for he is the most dangerous man in this field since he can prove to any rational-thinking person that his contacts are
based on facts. This you know very well yourself. Our procedures are directed at pressuring every available UFO observer [. . .] to remain silent [. .
.] Should this method fail, we must use alternative measures that would transport such individuals to kingdom come. However, not one of these means
could accomplish anything against this Billy Meier. His spiritual powers are simply too great. Furthermore, he is so knowledgeable that he can even
influence our own people. Some of them have already died and this guy didn't even have to lift as much as a finger because his spiritual strength is
sufficient to kill another person," etc., etc."
There's another hint towards a suit on Meier and his group that's far more incriminating, not having much data on that subject I refrain from making
further comments although I suspect sometimes that it really occured since Meier made a casual comment on it in one of his contact notes.
What definately occured since I received confirmation from more then one source, was a dispute between Meier/FIGU and the George Adamski Foundation (
GAF ). From his 'official' start in 1975, Meier made very negative statements on a regular basis about George Adamski. GAF who owns the rights to
Adamski's material wasn't to pleased about it and took it up with FIGU. It was settled before it went to court and it was agreed ( to some extent )
that remarks would be withdrawn. GAF complied by taking articles of their site which dealt with the subject and FIGU seemingly did very little but
change a few words....
( in German )
Probably the most 'hilarious' lawsuit was between Meier/FIGU and Claude Vorilhon/Raelian Movement. Meier as usual had made slanderous comments on
Rael and the latter ( probably having more financial means ) took it to court.........and won. Meier had to retract or change his words and did so