Heather S wrote:
Apologies. I tried to attach using my cell phone....trying again.
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Mods, to ensure that we don't run into further trouble, could you please clarify how Heather ran afoul of community guidelines by posting a link to a public record?
This is a critical topic of discussion for attorney users of Upwork, whose licenses to practice law may be jeopardized by the investigations stemming from this suit, so it would be very helpful to know where the lines are.
Thanks for the quick response, Valeria. That's fair, and since those directly affected are all attorneys, they should have no trouble accessing a copy of the complaint directly from the Santa Clara County Superior Court if they're interested
One important point I discovered in reading the complaint is that there are actually 1,000 "Doe" defendants in this case, described as the other attorneys offering legal services through Upwork. That means a lot of attorneys working through the platform have already been sued, but don't know it yet because the plaintiff hasn't identified them by name or obtained contact information sufficient to serve them.
Cedric S wrote:
Seems like they sued UpCounsel not Upwork.
They sued UpCounsel a couple of years ago and either settled or won. The current suit is against Upwork and quite a few Upwork freelancers.