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Upwork's Charges, Legal Fees and the Unlicensed Practice of Law

tlsanders
Community Guru
Tiffany S Member Since: Jan 15, 2016
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Heather S wrote:

Apologies. I tried to attach using my cell phone....trying again. Smiley Happy 

 

** Edited for Community Guidelines **


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.

kochubei_valeria
Community Manager
Valeria K Community Manager Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hi Tiffany, Heather and others,


Posting contact information for any purpose is against the Community Guidelines, so attachments and links that include it will be removed.

Thanks for understanding.
~ Valeria
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tlsanders
Community Guru
Tiffany S Member Since: Jan 15, 2016
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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.

7343fb2e
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Michele R Member Since: May 1, 2019
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That is really really dumb answer to her posting an open public record. What you are finally interested in legalities lol.
heathers44
Active Member
Heather S Member Since: Apr 9, 2019
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Oh- sorry, Upwork.
cedsev
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Cedric S Member Since: Sep 26, 2017
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Seems like they sued UpCounsel not Upwork.
heathers44
Active Member
Heather S Member Since: Apr 9, 2019
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The complaint I saw was for Upwork, but I suspect they have sued both.
mwiggenhorn
Community Guru
Mary W Member Since: Nov 10, 2014
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The plaintiff law firm  in this matter appears to be extremely litigious and has sued quite a few entities over the last few  years.

heathers44
Active Member
Heather S Member Since: Apr 9, 2019
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Very much so!
tlsanders
Community Guru
Tiffany S Member Since: Jan 15, 2016
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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.