Lawsuit Against Oxebridge Owner Christopher Paris Could Hold ASQ and ANAB Libel
Added: (Thu May 11 2017)
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Legal action may reveal collusion between Oxebridge, ISOQAR, ANAB and IAF, which has gone largely unnoticed.
Clearwater, Florida -- Quality professionals across the country may hold the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and The ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) equally responsible for the business defamation and copyright infringement activities of Christopher Mark Paris, owner of the failing company Oxebridge Quality Resources, which was recently reported to be a fake news website by ISO policy makers at http://www.osteinfo.com
An online petition is calling for a class action lawsuit against ASQ and ANAB for its support of Christopher Paris and his company Florida-based Oxebridge Quality Resources International. The petition cites ASQ leadership provides financial support for Mr. Paris by providing him speaking engagements to promote his organization which engages in smear campaigns against quality managers and business owners, particularly organizations in competition with ASQ-ANSI-ANAB and the International Accreditation Forum (IAF).
An active lawsuit against Paris resulted in a recent cancellation of an ASQ speaking engagement in Tampa, Florida which he announced on the Oxebridge website which he utilizes to smear business competitors. Paris attempts to make excuses for the termination by publishing the following misleading statement:
"Sorry to say I will not be appearing at the coming ASQ Tampa event, as I am currently being sued by an ASQ Fellow and Section Chair from another part of the country. The litigation has nothing to do with ASQ Tampa, but given the role ASQ is playing in the litigation, itís unwise for me to continue to appear at ASQ events in any capacity."
Paris, in his own words, admits ASQ is playing a role in the matter, and therefore, an increasing number of business owners are calling for ASQ-ANSI-ANAB to be held libel due to its role of willingly and knowing providing Paris a platform to promote his defamation campaigns. To win a defamation case, a plaintiff must show four things: 1) a false statement purporting to be fact; 2) publication or communication of that statement to a third person; 3) fault amounting to at least negligence; and 4) damages, or some harm caused to the person or entity who is the subject of the statement.
Christopher Mark Paris filed for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy shortly after legal troubles with businesses in New York and Ohio (https://www.plainsite.org/dockets/30qwijh5k/florida-middle-bankruptcy-court/christopher-mark-paris/).
The situation looks brim for not only Paris, but also ASQ and ANAB. Both organizations have been informed several times about his activities. Numerous complaints about Oxebridge have been filed from various organizations and individuals, including TAG-176 Chairman Paul Palmes, and fellows Lori Hunt, Alka Jarvis, Jack West, and dozens of others in the quality community. In all cases, ASQ-ANAB-IAF leadership failed to take action, and continued to provide Paris a platform to promote his smear campaigns.
Despite dozens of complaints of copyright infringement, business defamation, ongoing character assassination campaigns, and writing disturbing material about minority-owned and Jewish-owned businesses, Chris Paris continues to be allowed to speak on behalf of the American Society for Quality. ISO Watch is investigating if the speaking engagements given to Paris was awarded to him as compensation for the smear campaign he engages in to discredit organizations in competition with ASQ affiliates, primarily ANAB and IAF.
The liability factor for ANAB may rise significantly if Christopher Paris is shown to be behind the certificate mill ISOQAR of Bonita Springs, Florida. The organization is promoting itself as being a member of IAF, and so-called "accredited" by ANAB. ISO Watch is investigating the actual ownership of ISQQAR and Chris Paris, and its oversight body, The ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB). The only individual found on the ISOQAR website is Christopher Paris. ISO Watch will release the outcome of the investigation to the public shortly.
About ISO Watch:
Launched in April 2017, ISO Watch investigates and reports on matters associated with the ISO certification and accreditation industry. As an independent over-seer for the quality community, ISO Watch investigates complaints on accredited and unaccredited certification bodies, bogus accreditation schemes, dishonest consultants, anti-competitive business practices, crony capitalism, as well as individuals engaged in questionable activities in the certification and accreditation of quality management systems in private and governmental sectors. Website coming soon.