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PostPosted: August 1st, 2006, 1:12 pm 
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From: Angela Hoy <angela@writersweekly.com>
To: jason@lawsuitsearch.com, southflniceguy@yahoo.com, jasontarlowe@gmail.com, JP@lawsuitsearch.com, johnparkerIII@gmail.com, jparker@comcast.net
Subject: COMPLAINT about LawsuitSearch.com
Date sent: Wed, 26 Jul 2006 14:38:10 -0400
Send reply to: angela@booklocker.com

July 26, 2006

LawsuitSearch.com
Jason Tarlowe - jason@lawsuitsearch.com, southflniceguy@yahoo.com,
jasontarlowe@gmail.com
John Parker - JP@lawsuitsearch.com, johnparkerIII@gmail.com,
jparker@comcast.net
1844 Aspen Lane
Weston, FL 33327
F(954)217-9779

WritersWeekly.com has received a complaint about:
LawsuitSearch.com

WritersWeekly.com is a publication that publishes information for and
about freelance writers. The publication is the largest-circulation
freelance writing ezine in the world.

As part of that information, WritersWeekly.com publishes a Warnings
section on its website and in its newsletter. This warning section
contains reports about publications that are unprofessional in dealing
with writers, have refused to pay writers money owed to them, who have
not abided by their contracts, or who have unfair contract terms. These
reports are used by WritersWeekly.com's subscribers to decide which
publications they should and should not work with.

Your firm has been submitted to us for inclusion in the
WritersWeekly.com Whispers and Warnings section.

Step one of our investigation of this report is to gather all relevant
correspondence between your publication and the person submitting the
complaint so that we can piece together that person's side of the story.
Step one of our investigation has been completed.

HB (name not published here but was, of course, provided to
the publisher) alleges you owe her $50.00 and that you are
ignoring her correspondence. See complete allegation under
my signature.

-----------------
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT
-----------------

The second step in our investigation is to send this communication to
your firm to get its side of the story. If you have evidence disputing
these allegations, or would like to make your own statement about these
allegations for publication in our report, please email
angela@writersweekly.com within two business days.

***All correspondence for our investigations must be in writing and is
subject to publication.***

Our report on your firm is scheduled for inclusion in our publication
next Wednesday.

If there is no response to these allegations, WritersWeekly.com will
still publish this complaint, but our readers will not be able to read
your side of the story.

We appreciate your prompt response in this matter.

Angela Hoy
Publisher
WritersWeekly.com

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THE COMPLAINT
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

From: HB
Subject: Non-payment from LawsuitSearch.com
Date sent: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 15:55:45 -0500 (CDT)

Hi Angela,

I was wondering if you could help me out with this problem. I have written
several articles for the website: http://www.lawsuitsearch.com and have always been paid
the agreed upon fee. It is work for hire.

During the month of May 2006 I was assigned 2 articles, both of which were
completed and posted on the Lawsuit Search website. After several weeks of delay and an email exchange I was paid in mid-June--BUT only for ONE article.

I have sent several emails to two of my contacts there requesting an
explanation of why I was not paid. I have even offered to accept a delayed payment in
the event of money problems as long as I know I will be paid soon. The amount
of money is not a large sum ($50), nonetheless I would like to be paid for
my work.

The article was posted on the website on June 22, 2006.

I have received NO RESPONSE to my emails.

Jason Tarlowe is the one that sends the payments. He has several email
addresses:

jason@lawsuitsearch.com
southflniceguy@yahoo.com
jasontarlowe@gmail.com

John Parker is the one I deal with for writing assignments. He also has
several email addresses:

JP@lawsuitsearch.com
johnparkerIII@gmail.com

Thank you!

HB

PUBLISHER RESPONDS

From: Jay Southflniceguy <southflniceguy@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: COMPLAINT about LawsuitSearch.com
Date sent: Wed, 26 Jul 2006 17:18:04 -0700 (PDT)
Copies to: Jack Margo <jmargo99@gmail.com>

Sorry about this, we had one partner drop out so I didn't know about it.
Let me know how I can paypal you payment and i'll do it this week - with
regrets.

Trying to reorganize, was not intentional.

WRITERSWEEKLY COMMENT

As of this writing, we have still not been notified by the writer that she has been paid.


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PostPosted: August 1st, 2006, 4:44 pm 
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When WritersWeekly emailed asking the writer if she's been paid yet, this was her response:


From: HB
Subject: Re: Re: (Fwd) Re: COMPLAINT about LawsuitSearch.com
Date sent: Tue, 01 Aug 2006 14:42:31 -0500 (CDT)

Hi Angela,

NO, I have not received my payment and am really annoyed at this. Time for
the next step I guess. We can wait another few days, but I doubt I will be
getting paid if I haven't already.

This is the email I sent last week:

=====================
From: HB
Date: 2006/07/27 Thu PM 05:09:09 CDT
To: southflniceguy@yahoo.com
Subject: Payment for Teflon Article

Hi,

Not sure who I'm writing to since there seems to have been a
reorganization at LawsuitSearch.com. Please let me know that you received
this email. I would appreciate it.

As you may have gathered I would like to be paid for my article
posted to www.lawsuitsearch.com on 6/22/2006.

The amount is $50
Paypal address: [removed for publication]

Thank you.
HB


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 Post subject: ANOTHER COMPLAINT
PostPosted: August 28th, 2006, 7:57 pm 
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To: jason@lawsuitsearch.com, southflniceguy@yahoo.com, jasontarlowe@gmail.com, JP@lawsuitsearch.com, johnparkerIII@gmail.com, jparker@comcast.net
Subject: ANOTHER COMPLAINT about LawsuitSearch.com
Date sent: Wed, 23 Aug 2006 14:51:01 -0400

August 23, 2006

LawsuitSearch.com
Jason Tarlowe - jason@lawsuitsearch.com, southflniceguy@yahoo.com,
jasontarlowe@gmail.com
John Parker - JP@lawsuitsearch.com, johnparkerIII@gmail.com,
jparker@comcast.net
1844 Aspen Lane
Weston, FL 33327
F(954)217-9779

WritersWeekly.com has received a ANOTHER complaint about:
LawsuitSearch.com

WritersWeekly.com is a publication that publishes information for and
about freelance writers. The publication is the largest-circulation
freelance writing ezine in the world.

As part of that information, WritersWeekly.com publishes a Warnings
section on its website and in its newsletter. This warning section
contains reports about publications that are unprofessional in dealing
with writers, have refused to pay writers money owed to them, who have
not abided by their contracts, or who have unfair contract terms. These
reports are used by WritersWeekly.com's subscribers to decide which
publications they should and should not work with.

Your firm has been submitted to us for inclusion in the
WritersWeekly.com Whispers and Warnings section.

Step one of our investigation of this report is to gather all relevant
correspondence between your publication and the person submitting the
complaint so that we can piece together that person's side of the story.
Step one of our investigation has been completed.

[CR] (name not published here but was, of course provided to
the publisher) alleges you owe her $150.00. See complete allegation
under my signature.

-----------------
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT
-----------------

The second step in our investigation is to send this communication to
your firm to get its side of the story. If you have evidence disputing
these allegations, or would like to make your own statement about these
allegations for publication in our report, please email
angela@writersweekly.com within two business days.

***All correspondence for our investigations must be in writing and is
subject to publication.***

Our report on your firm is scheduled for inclusion in our publication
next Wednesday.

If there is no response to these allegations, WritersWeekly.com will
still publish this complaint, but our readers will not be able to read
your side of the story.

We appreciate your prompt response in this matter.

Angela Hoy
Publisher
WritersWeekly.com

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
THE COMPLAINT
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

From: [CR]
Subject: here's another complaint about lawsuitsearch.com
Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2006 10:06:44 -0400

Hello,

I noticed that you have one complaint from a writer contributing to
lawsuitsearch.com and not receiving payment. I am another. I contributed 3
articles (now published on this website with my name) back in May.

Jason Tarlowe owes me $150 and I have been trying to 'collect' ever since.
Seems a bit ironic for a lawsuit website....

Jason is filled with apologies and excuses about a partner leaving the
group. Why this would affect his ability to pay contractors is beyond me. I
realize we are not talking big bucks here, but this is simply wrong. I produced
three quality articles based on an agreed-upon pay rate, and I have yet to see
the money.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

[CR]


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 Post subject: PUBLISHER RESPONDS
PostPosted: August 28th, 2006, 8:03 pm 
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PUBLISHER RESPONDS

From: Jay Southflniceguy <southflniceguy@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: ANOTHER COMPLAINT about LawsuitSearch.com
Date sent: Mon, 28 Aug 2006 15:37:29 -0700 (PDT)

We lost a partner and payments got severely screwed up, but everyone is
being paid in full. I just paid [CR] from my personal account and
here is the receipt. I hope this ends the complaint and we apologized to
[CR] and it was our fault:

Conf. No.
[CR] $150.00 08/28/2006 09/01/2006 0337

Jason Tarlowe

PUBLISHER'S RESPONSE TO WRITER

From: Jay Southflniceguy <southflniceguy@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: money owed for articles
Date sent: Mon, 28 Aug 2006 15:37:04 -0700 (PDT)

I just paid you from my personal account $150.00, I'm so sorry for the
delay and the messy state our company is in. Here is the receipt:

Conf. No.
[CR] $150.00 08/28/2006 09/01/2006 0337

Can you please rescind your complaint, thanks!

I'm not asking for forgiveness as its not warranted here we took to long
to pay you, but I am personally sorry.

Jay


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PostPosted: September 2nd, 2006, 10:41 am 
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First writer still waiting for payment!

Email sent by writer to lawsuitsearch.com:


From: [HB]
Date: 2006/09/01 Fri PM 09:19:35 CDT
To: southflniceguy@yahoo.com
Subject: Are you paying me too?

I see you paid CR. How about paying me the $50 you owe me via paypal?

Writing is my job, not a past time. I write to put food on the table for me
and my kids.

I wrote an article for your website and it is your responsibility to pay
me whether your partner skipped town or not. Please do so.

[HB]


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PostPosted: September 12th, 2006, 10:27 am 
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THIRD COMPLAINT ABOUT LAWSUITSEARCH.COM!

From: Angela Hoy
To: jason@lawsuitsearch.com, southflniceguy@yahoo.com, jasontarlowe@gmail.com, JP@lawsuitsearch.com, johnparkerIII@gmail.com, jparker@comcast.net
Subject: THIRD COMPLAINT about LawsuitSearch.com
Date sent: Sat, 09 Sep 2006 12:28:13 -0400

September 8, 2006

LawsuitSearch.com
Jason Tarlowe - jason@lawsuitsearch.com, southflniceguy@yahoo.com,
jasontarlowe@gmail.com
John Parker - JP@lawsuitsearch.com, johnparkerIII@gmail.com,
jparker@comcast.net
1844 Aspen Lane
Weston, FL 33327
F(954)217-9779

WritersWeekly.com has received A THIRD COMPLAINT complaint about:
LawsuitSearch.com

WritersWeekly.com is a publication that publishes information for and
about freelance writers. The publication is the largest-circulation
freelance writing ezine in the world.

As part of that information, WritersWeekly.com publishes a Warnings
section on its website and in its newsletter. This warning section
contains reports about publications that are unprofessional in dealing
with writers, have refused to pay writers money owed to them, who have
not abided by their contracts, or who have unfair contract terms. These
reports are used by WritersWeekly.com's subscribers to decide which
publications they should and should not work with.

Your firm has been submitted to us for inclusion in the
WritersWeekly.com Whispers and Warnings section.

Step one of our investigation of this report is to gather all relevant
correspondence between your publication and the person submitting the
complaint so that we can piece together that person's side of the story.
Step one of our investigation has been completed.

[SD] (name removed for publication here but was, of course, provided to the publisher) alleges you owe her $50.00. See complete allegation under my signature.

-----------------
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT
-----------------

The second step in our investigation is to send this communication to
your firm to get its side of the story. If you have evidence disputing
these allegations, or would like to make your own statement about these
allegations for publication in our report, please email
angela@writersweekly.com within two business days.

***All correspondence for our investigations must be in writing and is
subject to publication.***

Our report on your firm is scheduled for inclusion in our publication
next Wednesday.

If there is no response to these allegations, WritersWeekly.com will
still publish this complaint, but our readers will not be able to read
your side of the story.

We appreciate your prompt response in this matter.

Angela Hoy
Publisher
WritersWeekly.com

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THE COMPLAINT
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

From: [SD]
Subject: Another LawsuitSearch.com Victim
Date sent: Sat, 09 Sep 2006 11:38:18 -0400

I was pleased to see one of the writers from LawsuitSearch.com finally
got paid. They also owe me $50, so I wrote to the email addresses on
the link you provided last week. My article was posted
on their web site on June 24, 2006. Any help you can provide would be
greatly appreciated. They did provide a written contract. Keep up your
great work!

Sincerely,
[SD]


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PostPosted: September 14th, 2006, 8:39 am 
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WRITER FINALLY GETS PAID AFTER SENDING THESE EMAILS:

To: <SOUTHFLNICEGUY@YAHOO.COM>
Date: 2006/09/01 Fri PM 11:04:07 CDT
Subject: Re: Are you paying me too?

I see you paid CR. How about paying me the
$50 you owe me via paypal.

Writing is my job not a past time. I write to put food on the table for me
and my kids.

I wrote an article for your website and it is your responsibility to pay
me whether your partner skipped town or not. Please do so.

[HB]

~~~~~

From: [HB]
Date: 2006/09/13 Wed PM 01:28:58 CDT
To: Jay Southflniceguy <southflniceguy@yahoo.com>
Subject: Paypal invoice reminder

Well, here it is nearly a week later and surprise! I haven't been paid
yet. How much longer are you planning on dragging this out Jason?

Your deadbeat status is growing by leaps and bounds over at Writer's
Weekly. Why not nip it in the bud and PAY ME NOW!

[HB]

~~~~~

WRITER SENDS UPDATE

From: [HB]
Subject: Finally Got Paid!!!
Date sent: Wed, 13 Sep 2006 20:50:16 -0500 (CDT)

He paid me an extra $25 for my troubles. I am glad that is over. Thank you
so much Angela. I really appreciate all you have done. Let's hope he pays
the other writer now.

[HB]


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PostPosted: September 16th, 2006, 11:39 am 
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[SD] whose complaint appears above reported on 9/15/06 that she has finally been paid.


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PostPosted: October 4th, 2006, 9:46 am 
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From: [SH]
Subject: RE: (Fwd) Re: FOURTH COMPLAINT about LawsuitSearch.com
Date sent: Wed, 04 Oct 2006 03:45:01 +0000

Angela,

I just want to let you know that I received a money order today from Jason
Tarlowe for the full amount he owed me for writing the two stories for
LawsuitSearch.com ($100), plus an extra $20 that he threw in for good
measure. At the moment, I don't have time or the inclination to try to get
to the bottom of what happened. The venture apparently just fizzled, and
the writers left in the lurch. In general, I can say that it was a mistake to
jump into the arrangement without first finding out exactly who was behind
LawSuitSearch.com, with phone numbers and addresses where they could be
reached. It was a mistake to start writing for them without any real
understanding of what they were and what they expected from us. Without
information, the deck is completely stacked against the Internet
freelancer.

But again, I do appreciate your help in tracking this down.

[SH]


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PostPosted: November 7th, 2006, 9:52 am 
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From: Angela Hoy
To: jason@lawsuitsearch.com, southflniceguy@yahoo.com, jasontarlowe@gmail.com, JP@lawsuitsearch.com, johnparkerIII@gmail.com, jparker@comcast.net
Subject: FIFTH COMPLAINT about LawsuitSearch.com
Date sent: Thu, 02 Nov 2006 10:03:08 -0500

November 2, 2006

LawsuitSearch.com
Jason Tarlowe - jason@lawsuitsearch.com, southflniceguy@yahoo.com,
jasontarlowe@gmail.com
John Parker - JP@lawsuitsearch.com, johnparkerIII@gmail.com,
jparker@comcast.net
1844 Aspen Lane
Weston, FL 33327
F(954)217-9779

WritersWeekly.com has received A FIFTH complaint about:
LawsuitSearch.com!

WritersWeekly.com is a publication that publishes information for and
about freelance writers. The publication is the largest-circulation
freelance writing ezine in the world.

As part of that information, WritersWeekly.com publishes a Warnings
section on its website and in its newsletter. This warning section
contains reports about publications that are unprofessional in dealing
with writers, have refused to pay writers money owed to them, who have
not abided by their contracts, or who have unfair contract terms. These
reports are used by WritersWeekly.com's subscribers to decide which
publications they should and should not work with.

Your firm has been submitted to us for inclusion in the
WritersWeekly.com Whispers and Warnings section.

Step one of our investigation of this report is to gather all relevant
correspondence between your publication and the person submitting the
complaint so that we can piece together that person's side of the story.
Step one of our investigation has been completed.

[LP] (name not published her but was, of course, provided to
the publisher) alleges you owe her $50.00 and that you are
ignoring her correspondence. See complete allegation under
my signature.

-----------------
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT
-----------------

The second step in our investigation is to send this communication to
your firm to get its side of the story. If you have evidence disputing
these allegations, or would like to make your own statement about these
allegations for publication in our report, please email
angela@writersweekly.com within two business days.

***All correspondence for our investigations must be in writing and is
subject to publication.***

Our report on your firm is scheduled for inclusion in our publication
next Wednesday.

If there is no response to these allegations, WritersWeekly.com will
still publish this complaint, but our readers will not be able to read
your side of the story.

We appreciate your prompt response in this matter.

Angela Hoy
Publisher
WritersWeekly.com

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
THE COMPLAINT
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

From: [LP]
Subject: Lawsuitsearch.com
Date sent: Thu, 2 Nov 2006 08:11:18 -0500

Hello Angela,

I was wondering if you could kindly assist me with this matter. It's
with regard to an article I wrote for Lawsuitsearch.com back in May but for
which I never received compensation. The agreement I had was with their
CEO, Jason Tarlowe and I believe the payment I am owed is US$50. I have
emailed Jason three times since then but have not heard back from him.

Thank you,
[LP]


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PostPosted: November 7th, 2006, 5:06 pm 
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PUBLISHER RESPONDS

From: "Jason southflniceguy" <southflniceguy@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: (Fwd) FIFTH COMPLAINT about LawsuitSearch.com
Date sent: Tue, 7 Nov 2006 13:58:29 +0000

I was away at a wedding in jamaica so had no email. Just saw the prior
one while catching up. Ill get her paid today and reply didn't know there
wa another unpaid :( coulkd u forward this to her u don't know which is
her email hard to tell I'm on an old blackberry. Thank u so much for
helpung me trak the uybpaids down!
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry


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 Post subject: PUBLISHER RESPONDS AGAIN
PostPosted: November 8th, 2006, 4:18 pm 
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PUBLISHER RESPONDS AGAIN

From: "southflniceguy@yahoo.com" <southflniceguy@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: FIFTH COMPLAINT about LawsuitSearch.com
Date sent: Tue, 7 Nov 2006 13:23:32 -0800 (PST)

Paid her $60 ($50 + $10 since we were so late in paying) today via
Paypala, very sorry for the delay our company collapsed and I
didn't know who wasn't paid......did you get the Paypal payment today?

UPDATE:
The writer reports that she has indeed been paid.


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