Frequently Asked Questions
Wilding, et al. v. DNC Services Corp., et al. class action lawsuit.
The Class Action Lawsuit
Question 1: What is this lawsuit about?
This is a lawsuit for fraud and other claims.
On June 15, 2016, an anonymous hacker known as Guccifer 2.0 released documents purportedly hacked from the servers of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), the formal governing body of the Democratic party, and the coordinator of the 2016 Democratic Presidential primary race.
The hacked documents strongly suggest that the DNC colluded with Sec. Hillary Clinton’s campaign to perpetrate a fraud on the public.
The named Defendants are the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and its Chairperson, Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Question 2: What are we seeking?
We are seeking damages and injunctive relief.
Question 3: What is a “class action” lawsuit?
A class action lawsuit is a type of lawsuit where representatives, called “class representatives,” enforce their own and the rights of a large group of people similarly situated at the same time.
Question 4: How can I actively join the lawsuit?
You can sign up to be a “class representative.”
Question 5: What is a “class representative”?
A “class representative” is a plaintiff (someone who sues) who not only sues on behalf of him or herself, but on behalf of a group of similarly injured people. The group is called the “Class.” There can also be distinct groups within Classes called “subclasses.”
Question 6: How many class representatives do you need?
Formally speaking, just one for each class sought to be represented.
Question 7: Can there be more than one “class representative”?
Sure. A group of people can agree to be class representatives for the same class or subclass. Our Complaint currently has over 100.
Question 8: How can I be a class representative?
In order to be a class representative, you must sign what is a called an “attorney-client agreement.” Please email us at DNCfraud@jampac.us for more information.
Question 9: What do I need to do once I become a class representative?
You would seek prosecute the case as a plaintiff on behalf of the entire Class.
Question 10: Will this be expensive for me?
No. Fees in the class action are on a contingency basis.
Question 11: I don’t want to, or can’t, be a class representative for (fill in) reasons. Is that ok?
Yes. Should a class be certified and relief granted to the class, all class members would get the same relief as the class representatives, with the exception of possible “incentive awards” (see below).
Question 12: Will I get compensation for agreeing to be a class representative?
No. Agreeing to be a class representative is akin to a public service, and compensation from the attorneys or anyone else is NOT allowed. The only mechanism for rewarding class representatives for their service is when the case concludes through the possibility of “incentive awards,” which must be approved by the court.
Question 14: Where can I get more information about this lawsuit?
Please check out main Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/DNCFraudLawsuit
To sign up as a class representative for the lawsuit, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
To download filed court documents, please go to: www.jampac.us/DNCLawsuit and click on the hyperlinked numbers
Question 15: Who are the lawyers?
Beck & Lee Trial Lawyers is a law firm located in Miami, FL and run by husband-and-wife class action and plaintiffs’ attorneys Jared and Elizabeth Beck.
Mr. and Ms. Beck are licensed to practice law in both California and Florida. Mr. Beck is originally from New York, and Ms. Beck grew up in California.
Cullin O’Brien, Esq. is an attorney who runs his own law firm in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Mr. O’Brien specializes in class actions, criminal defense, and civil rights.
Mr. O’Brien is licensed in both Ohio and Florida. Mr. O’Brien is originally from Shaker Heights, OH. http://cullinobrienlaw.com
Antonino Hernandez, Esq. is an attorney who runs his own firm in Miami, FL. Mr. Hernandez specializes in consumer class actions and general civil litigation. Mr. Hernandez is a Miami native.
QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC (UPDATED PERIODICALLY)
July 12, 2016
1) Question from Susan S.: I would like to know if your office is still going to pursue this case; since Hillary has been cleared of her behavior.
A. Yes, we are going to continue to pursue your case, which is a civil case, not criminal, and is distinct from any criminal investigation conducted by the FBI.
2) Question from Isaiah in Oregon: [DNC employee] Seth Rich was killed recently. He worked with data regarding election fraud. I wondered if he contacted you or was a key witness in your case? I find his death kind of suspicious.
A. We can’t provide updates on matters relating to confidential litigation strategy.
3) Question from Sherry from Washington: I have several more Bernie Sanders donations on [my credit card bill]. Do you need me to fax a copy or is what you have from me already just fine?
A. At this time, you do not have to continue to update us on whatever donations you may have made after you have submitted your paperwork. We will contact you should we require additional information.
4) Question from Carol B: Why have I received no reply from you to the letter below sent on 6/27???
A. We have not been able to personally respond to all the emails, letters, comments, and phone calls we have been receiving, as much as we would like (hence, this FAQ). Thank you for reaching out to us; we have received your paperwork, and have noted your questions, and we hope to address them at some time in the future. Right now, our priority is litigating the claims on behalf of the proposed classes in the most efficacious manner. If you are a member of any of the Classes, we thank you for your patience as we continue to update this FAQ page.
5) Question from Christine G: I was wondering if it would be okay to forward this email and the documents on to others I know that may have donated to Bernie Sander’s campaign fund.
A. If you are talking about the sign-up papers, we advise class members seeking to join as representatives to email email@example.com because the paperwork gets updated over time (for example, the Questionnaire has gone through several revisions). Please email us for the latest documents.
6) Question from Mike: do I send proof of contributions to an email? Do I print a hard copy & send? Or do you send a request at a later date?
A. You can fax or email us your documentation. You can also print it out and mail it to us. It is not necessary to submit your documentation at this time, but we may ask you to do so in the future. More information will be provided when you email firstname.lastname@example.org
7) Question from Robyn from California: How do we find out if you received our emailed paperwork…, or if there were errors or omissions with paperwork? Please answer this question!
A. As we process the paperwork, we will let you know that we have received it. If we need additional information from you, we will contact you. Thank you for waiting. Lawsuits are not the most fast-moving things in the world, and we appreciate your patience. Please check back to our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/DNCFraudLawsuit for updates.
8) Question from Joyce F.: Is it too late to file papers?
A. If you mean to sign up to be a class representative, no it is not too late; we are accepting paperwork on a rolling basis. Please send an email to email@example.com requesting information. Please note, however, that while you may not end up being a named plaintiff, this does not preclude you from participating in the lawsuit as a class member, should it become certified as a class action by the Court.