This is a great article by Jeffrey A. Babener the principal attorney in the Portland, Oregon law firm of Babener & Associates, regarding Identity Theft and how to avoid it:
Wednesday, 13 April 2016
(last updated 16th April 2016)
My Advertising Pays threatened to sue TaraTalks blog on February 25th 2016.
On 6th April 2016, My Advertising Pays filed a Lawsuit in the United States District Court - Northern District of Illinois.
Case number 16-cv-4081 Judge presiding: Judge Joan Gottschall.
Today, 13th April 2016, the judge has dismissed the case:
NOTIFICATION OF DOCKET ENTRY
This docket entry was made by the Clerk on Tuesday, April 12, 2016:
'MINUTE entry before the Honorable Joan B. Gottschall: In light of this court's ruling dismissing the case for lack of jurisdiction , Plaintiff's motion to expedite discovery  is denied. Mailed notice(mjc, )'
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16th April 2016
Maps Latest Update:
April 14, 2016
Case No. 1:16-cv-04081
Our File No. L-16-00551
For Immediate Release
As our team has promised in the past, we endeavor to consistently bring you updates on the ongoing progress of our fight against TaraTalksToday.blogspot.com (hereinafter “TaraTalks”) and all others like her.
This year marks a great step forward in this fights progress as our case against TaraTalks was filed in the Northern District of Illinois and is currently in the process of moving through the intricacies that make up litigation in the United States. It is sad to say, that even though a federal law suit has been filed against it, TaraTalks continues to sling hapless and defamatory dialogue through the blogosphere; simultaneously spouting unenlightened rhetoric and uninformed analysis.
Naturally, a major hurdle for our legal team has been uncovering the identity of those behind the TaraTalks mob. It has become quite apparent that establishing the proper jurisdiction for suit, when progressing forward in litigation against those that hide behind the anonymity of a blog or website, can slow the proverbial wheels of justice. In light of this hurdle, our legal team has elected to move our fight, temporarily, to a State court venue in order to establish sound jurisdiction.
In Illinois, the locus of the case at this time, venue may be established – in the case of an action where Defendants are unknown or non-residents – in any county within Illinois.
Additionally, it is important to note that venue, in state courts is not a matter of jurisdiction, but relates solely to the location where the suit may be filed. Therefore, a Defendant may waive improper or unknown venue. Any objection to venue is waived if not made within the time required to answer.
Secondly, sufficient and specific jurisdiction must be established within the confines of Illinois. Thankfully, as it has been in Illinois for almost 20 years, personal jurisdiction may be imposed by way of the “minimum contacts” test that the Supreme Court fashioned in International Shoe Co. v. State of Washington. As a direct result of this ruling, the Illinois long-arm statute, and its progresses, brings a non-resident defendant under Illinois personal jurisdiction based on a sliding scale specifically designed to address cases involving business conducted over the internet. Under this sliding scale test, a party may subject itself to personal jurisdiction in Illinois simply by operating an interactive website that reaches resident consumers.
Naturally, the State courts appear to provide a much better playing surface upon which our case, and its merits, can properly take flight. One question that may come up is: “When you uncover the identity of those behind TaraTalks, will you return to the federal court?” This answer is not apparent just yet. The answer to this question greatly depends on where those involved in this abhorrent site are located within the United States or world.
Finally, and as it might be expected, those in the judge’s seat rarely see the same humor in hiding behind a website blog that TaraTalks apparently does. Furthermore, I trust that any individual or corporation victimized and defamed by a faceless thug believe, as we do, that those who hide and throw stones only do so in order to bring suffering to individuals they are unable to stand up and face.
As always, it is our mission here at MAP to stand up, face our detractors, and protect our loyal customers. We invite those of you that wish to ask questions regarding the above case to please do so as our legal team is standing by to answer those questions posed and protect your ability and freedom to enjoy our wonderful products and offerings here at MyAdvertisingPays.com. Hit the Contact Us button above for Legal Questions only.'
A Personal Statement.
My Advertising Pays is a criminal organisation that has a website designed solely to steal your money. We have collected facts regarding this company for two reasons.
Firstly, to make future affiliates aware of its dubious claims so they can make an informed decision whether to join, or not. And secondly, to help the relevant authorities build a case against Mike Deese, Tony and Lynne Booth, and Simon Stepsys for criminal prosecution.
The Police in the UK have our real names and contact details and we work closely with them in reporting these criminal activities and passing on to them names and addresses of all UK individuals involved.
Promoting a Ponzi Scheme is illegal in the UK and is a punishable offence. Hiding behind ignorance is no excuse in UK law.
These are the best authorities to report 'My Advertising Pays' to:
They are ready and able to prosecute individuals, BUT they need complaints from affiliates in order to do so.
WE URGE ALL AFFILIATES WHO HAVE HAD ACCOUNTS CLOSED OR ARE UNABLE TO WITHDRAW ANY MONEY TO CONTACT THESE AUTHORITIES IMMEDIATELY.
Posted by TARA at Wednesday, April 13, 2016