Noreen Renier ---in 2013 back in Orlando--- has posed as a TV psychic detective, missing person psychic, medium, and author. But Noreen Renier self-imploded her own credibility before 6 federal judges from November '06 to April 2012. Here's the shockers she and her "hide and cover-up" marketing spin team hid from the public.
Psychic Noreen Renier (76 years old as of 1-16-2013) has long been cited by critics for pushing various delusional events and claims. Here however are portions of court ordered judgments made against Noreen Renier by six U.S. court judges. Even Renier's critics have been stunned by the "devastating" court rulings ordered against Noreen Renier.
“Having had the benefit of oral argument, and having carefully reviewed the briefs, record, and controlling legal authorities, we agree with the district court’s analysis as set forth in it’s well-reasoned opinion.”
-Federal Circuit Court judges James Harvie Wilkinson III and Andre Davis, and Senior Circuit Judge Clyde Hamilton in their judgment order (Renier's second appeal rejection) rendered against Noreen Renier and issued April 18, 2012 by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (a court immediately under the U.S. Supreme Court). Their order kept in place an earlier 2011 federal court judgment which found Noreen Renier not credible and having misled a federal court. It also ruled in favor of Renier's principal critic.
“The overwhelming problem with Renier’s case is that this court did not find her … to be a credible witness. There are reasons for this conclusion, beyond her demeanor. First, she misled the court when she indicated that she intended to abide by [a directive] order. … Renier stood not five feet away [from this bench] and agreed to abide. … Her [later] testimony … evidences that she did not intend at any time to abide by the memorialization of the court’s words."
- U.S. Judge William E. Anderson in ruling against Noreen Renier on March 21, 2011
“. . . I concur with Judge Anderson's determination."
-U.S. District Court judge Norman K. Moon in ruling against Noreen Renier's first lengthy appeal on July 22, 2011
“. . . the record before the court shows that it is impossible that Ms. Renier breached the [Florida State court] agreement in this case without some level of fault. She knew or should have known of the agreement, and breached it nonetheless. . . The court rejects Ms. Renier's claim that she did not breach the Settlement Agreement because her statements in [her book] A Mind for Murder are, according to her, true."
- U.S. District judge James Robart who ordered judgments against Renier in 2006 and 2007, and also ordered Renier to pay more than $41,000.00 to her principal critic.
Missing person psychic detective Noreen Renier has boldly exaggerated to millions of Facebook, YouTube, email, and TV viewers. Noreen Renier is neither a credible psychic detective in finding lost persons nor has she been directly hired by police agencies across "hundreds" of police cases. As recently as February 9, 2012 she claimed before an audience that "the FBI had these agents that would hire me" --- but that too is a whopping charade.
During previous court testimony when questioned if she could cure cancer using her “psychic energy vibration” process she did not rule it out, saying that she had already preformed medical healing's.
Asked for a specific case of curing someone she testified, "A girl was going to have an operation and she had a cyst and it disappeared, and she didn't have to have the operation." Additionally she noted, "My father had a knee injury from years and years and he was in a lot of pain and when I became a psychic he visited me and he has never had a problem with his knee again."
In late January, 2013 her Facebook page noted she had surgery for lung cancer and only weeks later she declared herself "cancer free." While we are thankful for Ms. Renier's apparent rapid recovery to health, there are many credibility issues surrounding her paranormal claims.
An ever smaller group of Noreen Renier supporters has worked hard attempting to keep her growing losses across numerous U.S. federal courts hidden from the public. But in the last six years (2006, 2007, 2011, and now April of 2012) four different federal courts have ruled against Noreen Renier and ordered five devastating judgments against her. Yet as recently as December 4, 2011 Noreen Renier posted on her Facebook page the headline "JUSTICE DONE! FORENSIC PSYCHIC-DETECTIVE SUES SKEPTIC-WRITER AND WINS!" Not surprisingly Noreen Renier didn't admit to her supporters that she hasn't been suing but instead has been sued the past decade. She's not winning but appealing her own decade of massive federal court losses. The sole "win" she posted about was not in 2011 or 2012 but happened in a small county court almost three decades ago!
We encourage a full examination of Noreen Renier's exaggerated shams and charades before booking a reading with her or sending an e-mail. Apparently now utterly desperate Noreen Renier may be realizing that the federal court win she foresaw in a vision before a reporter was simply another of her apparent delusions.
Noreen Renier, formerly of Wilmington North Carolina and Charlottesville Virginia is a former stage actress who claims multiple personalized entities as a 'super psychic' medium. Her track record in federal court rooms is horrible. She also has falsely claimed to have "put people in jail" --- a completely bogus claim.
In 2007 Noreen Renier was ordered by one federal court to pay a victim over $41,000.00 --- and reluctantly ended up paying thousands of dollars even while attempting to dismiss all charges through a Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
Several of her federal court losses came during a global roll out of Noreen Renier's latest book titled A Practical Psychic, and also new French and Portuguese editions of her 2008 book A Mind For Murder. In these books she poses as a credible witness to events --- just the opposite of the not credible ruling she received as a court witness from federal court Judge Anderson.
Interestingly all of her latest books have triggered examinations which include concerns of misleading representation as an investigator for the FBI, the misuse of trademarks or official designs, and deceptive statements. And one or more of those triggered examinations have involved the FBI and the Turner Broadcasting System (TBS), with TBS the owner of the trademark Court TV, and the parent of CNN. Click here for more information including book reviews.
Judge Anderson's March 2011 federal court memorandum noted that the exchange between author and psychic Noreen Renier and her principal critic has continued "in litigation intermittently for more than twenty-five years." He noted "The conflict between these parties makes Charles Dickens' Bleak House read like a novella."
For those who may not have read Bleak House by Charles Dickens, it was published over 20 monthly installments beginning in March 1852. The book has been cited by one historian as "the first novel in which a smart detective and critic of charades plays a significant role."
Noreen Renier's adversary is a former Tennessee investigator who uses the pen name 'Sherlock' but is Renier's "Knoxville headache" John Merrell. Noted for "protecting the public from rampant deceptions" it was Merrell who discovered her original claims in a small Oregon court room about finding a crashed airplane were lies. That extensive bogus charade ultimately destroyed Noreen Renier's credibility and is fully outlined as a public service on a commercial-free web site with numerous statements from eye-witnesses. All four airplane segments with links are shown on the Noreen Renier profile index page (click here)
In 2006 U.S. District judge James Robart ordered a Washington federal court decision against missing person "psychic" Noreen Renier in a breach of settlement lawsuit brought by Merrell. Five months later in 2007 Judge Robart also followed up with a second judgment against Renier and awarded Merrell an amount that ended at $41,400 with interest.
Judge Robart cited a "clear breach" by Renier based on her signature and agreement in an earlier 1992 settlement under a Florida state Circuit Court. She argued for almost 16 months in 2006 and 2007 against the decision but to no avail. She lost those decisions as well even after predicting to one Charlottesville newspaper reporter that she would win.
Amazingly both the 2006 and 2007 U.S. District court rulings against Renier came after she published her biography A Mind For Murder claiming 'first amendment rights' and even telling reporters she would prevail in courtrooms.
Yet not only did she not prevail but her initial publisher (the Penguin Group of Berkley Publishing) immediately withdrew her book and cancelled their representation of her biography. Book sales went from more than 40,000 copies to zero.
Author Noreen Renier's initial federal court losses came during a period that Renier critic Dr. Gary Posner, M.D., of Tampa has described as eventful with "Watergate-worthy doctoring" between her 2005 book and the revised 2008 edition.
In her revised 2008 edition all references to Merrell and Posner were first eliminated and then went into print with a far smaller and local Charlottesville, Virginia publisher --- located near her former home. New sales over the last three years have never recovered and have fallen to periods of less than a dozen books per month.
Dr. Posner wrote in an article published to more than 50,000 readers of the award winning Skeptical Inquirer journal that Renier in making book alterations about her psychic claims "handed the world a sword, and her credibility has now been unequivocally and forevermore impeached."
No judge has ever determined whether or not Renier is or is not a psychic. In March 2011 however a federal judge declared Noreen Renier not be a credible witness and indicated she "misled the court."
And her prior 2006 court order simply states ". . . the record before the court shows that it is impossible that Ms. Renier breached the agreement in this case without some level of fault. She knew or should have known of the agreement, and breached it nonetheless." Additionally the 2006 judge dismissed all of Noreen Renier's counter claims and noted "The court rejects Ms. Renier's claim that she did not breach the Settlement Agreement because her statements in A Mind for Murder are, according to her, true."
On August 28, 2007 Noreen Renier filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia, Lynchburg Division and named Merrell her largest and principal unpaid creditor, along with other creditors including her own attorney who was owed more than $26,000.
This was author Noreen Renier's second bankruptcy filing in nine years according to Florida media. Rather strange foresight for someone who claims to be a "super psychic!"
In late March 2011 thousands of dollars in assets collected by a U.S. Bankruptcy Court Trustee were issued to Renier's two principal unpaid creditors --- Merrell and Renier's former attorney Shelley Hall. This even included payments from $9000 paid by Noreen Renier to regain her 2005 book copyright.
Thousands of dollars in additional book royalty payments collected from her publishers were also distributed. Mr. Merrell received just over 60% of all assets collected --- plus over 60% reimbursements for his own bid payments for assets --- by order of the court minus some minor filing and Trustee fees.
Renier using two different Virginia lawyers from the time of her August 28, 2007 Chapter 7 filing through the decision of the court on March 21, 2011 filed a slew of motions. Having been cited by her principal debtor for "bankruptcy and asset filing charades" she finally --- after first simply re-posting total yearly earnings of less than $6400 --- reluctantly revised her income and asset filings. Those revisions due to her creditor uncovering many included jumping her actual yearly income figure by more than 10 times what she initially reported and ultimately revising her income levels upward by more than $100,000 from her initial filings!
For numerous reasons the U.S. Bankruptcy judge found her not to be a credible witness and to having misled the court.
Yet California intuitive Pam Coronado posts on her web site [as of April 9, 2011] that "Noreen lends credibility to this field."
So does one believe a respected federal judge or psychic Pam Coronado who also claims to speak with the dead?
Critic Al Johnson noted during an April 2011 forum that "the credibility of the paranormal field must truly be in shatters when members cite Noreen Renier as a leader in credibility! Did her believers even bother to read about how she lied about finding airplane survivors when a medical examiner said otherwise?"
With the rejections on her appeals on April 18, 2012 and previously on July 22, 2011 the earlier ruling of her not being a credible court witness stands. Her three decades of exaggerated claims and unsubstantiated allegations have now sealed her fate.
She remains as a woman who misled a federal court and was found not credible. Considering an e-mail to psychic Noreen Renier? Beware of her deceptive charades.
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