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Public Fairness Assessment
(Tim Draper's Cal 3 initiative blocked by state Supreme Court)
Cal 3 / Proposition 9, a proposal to divide California into three new states, will not be on the ballot in November, 2018 due to intervention by the state Supreme Court. The initiative, which had nearly twice the number of signatures required, is a project of Silicon Valley capitalist Tim Draper. The court order denying ballot access said there were questions about Cal 3's validity and that there was more potential harm letting it stay on the November ballot than in delaying it for a future vote. Draper responded via Facebook, saying "Whether you agree of not with this initiative, this is not the way democracies are supposed to work."
  • The court acted in the best interests of Californians because it decided Cal 3's potential for damage outweighed the downside of making an exception to normal democratic process and deferring the people’s vote to a future election.
  • The court's action was justified because Cal 3 as worded made public approval tantamount to legislative approval, circumventing state representatives’ statutory role in the democratic process.
  • The court overreacted in denying the ballot to Cal 3 because a public vote in favor is still subject to the court’s own legal review and final approval by the U.S. Congress.
  • The court was wrong to prefer an unusual and anti-democratic action over popular vote.
  • California should consider other mechanisms for regional autonomy and authority to accomplish the goals of Cal 3, without the constitutional and logistical challenges of creating new states.
  • I'm not sure
RHUCoin reward
Vote: 15 RHU
Consensus bonus: 15 RHU
Total RHUCoin pool: 150,000 RHU
Eligibility: 500 Lawyers member | Law student / intern | Lawyer / Attorney | Blockchain 500 | 500 VCs (venture and angel investors) | Journalist / Blogger | Non-California citizen | California citizen | Member of California State Assembly | Member of California State Senate | Legal Scholar
Poll opened: 31 Jul 2018
Poll closes: 16 Jul 2019
Current jury pool: 495
Status: Voting in progress
RHUCoin reward
Vote: 5 RHU
Consensus bonus: 20 RHU
Total RHUCoin pool: 500 RHU
Eligibility: Member of the public | Legal Professional | Medical doctors | Nurses | Other medical professionals
Poll opened: 04 Aug 2020
Poll closes: 31 Aug 2020
Current jury pool: 1
Status: Voting in progress
Public Fairness Assessment
(DevaCurl's products made my hair fall out--they agreed to make a full refund once I returned the product., I returned the product. Nearly 5 months later, they still haven't given me the refund.)
I got a DevaCurl haircut in Dec. and was so excited to use their product to keep my curls going. However, after less than a month I noticed I was losing far more than normal amounts of hair in the shower. Soon after I heard about a class action lawsuit being filed against the company because there was such widespread hair loss among their customers. I immediately stopped using the product and requested a refund.

They told me it wouldn't be a problem to refund me, so I shipped my products back to the company in early March. I emailed them in April to ask about the process of my refund; they responded that it would take 6-8 weeks for it to be processed due to COVID-19.

Despite multiple calls, emails I have still not received the refund. Today, August 3, 2020, I called again and they told me they have no way of knowing when it will be refunded but it could only be issued by check. I have requested that a manager call me back several times. No-one has ever called me back..

I then looked at DevaCurl's Satisfaction Guarantee. DevaCurl states that refunds wil be made back to the card used for the original charge. I called back and insisted on speaking to the return department. This time I reached someone who sounded coherent. She told me that the check had been issued on June 3rd and then voided by DevaCurl on June 9th. Why? No-one knows.

I believe that they were either stringing me along until it was too late to file a chargeback, or they are planning to file bankruptcy due to the lawsuit against them. I want my refund (and compensation) NOW.
  • Refund $54 for product plus $80 compensation for all the time I have wasted following up on this, for a total of $134
  • Refund $54 for product
  • Refund $54 for product plus $80 compensation for all the time I have wasted following up on this, for a total of $134, plus DevaCurl should promise to substantially improve their Customer Service and accuracy of information.
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RHUCoin reward
Vote: 5 RHU
Consensus bonus: 20 RHU
Total RHUCoin pool: 500 RHU
Eligibility: Member of the public | 500 Lawyers member | ADR Professional (Alternative Dispute Resolution) | Law student / intern | Hair stylists and hair professionals | Beauty bloggers and influencers
Poll opened: 03 Aug 2020
Current jury pool: 32
Status: Voting in progress
Public Consensus Opinion
If you had a billing dispute with a mechanic, which type of jury would you most trust to find the fairest resolution?
  • An online jury of 100 independent auto mechanics
  • An online jury of 100 consumers
  • A mixed online jury of 50 consumers and 50 independent auto mechanics
  • The traditional legal system
RHUCoin reward
Vote: 5 RHU
Consensus bonus: 20 RHU
Total RHUCoin pool: 500 RHU
Eligibility: Member of the public | 500 Mechanics member | Business owner | Legal Professional | Motorcycle Rider
Poll opened: 23 Jul 2020
Poll closes: 25 Jul 2020
Current jury pool: 24
Status: Voting in progress
Public Fairness Assessment
(Forbidding restaurant workers and other employees to wear masks is unacceptable to me. I want to know what other people think.)
Hillstone Restaurant Group is re-opening its restaurants in Texas. Many people are already worried that it is too soon to re-open, and over 1,,000 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Texas just today. According to the Dallas Morning News and the Dallas Observer, Hillstone Restaurant Group is not providing PPE for its employees and has also told staff that if they do not feel able to work without wearing a mask, they cannot return to their jobs. This puts employees in a terrible situation. They will not be able to work, but can't get unemployment pay either.

I travel for business and have enjoyed many of Hillstone's restaurants across the country, including in my hometown and in Atlanta, DC, and LA. It is relatively expensive, but worth it because of consistently good food and service. I am extremely disappointed and angry that Hillstone is so flagrantly disregarding the health and safety of its employees and customers.

I believe this is a matter for OSHA. However, I also feel that we, the public, need to stand up for restaurant workers and for our own health (I have an autoimmune disease so even at 40 I am especially vulnerable). It is clear that this pandemic will not be over quickly, so consumers will have to set the standard for how we expect to be treated and what we think is the decent way to treat employees. Obviously customers can't wear a mask while eating and drinking, so waiters should.
  • Hillstone Restaurant Group should provide masks to its staff and require them to wear them.
  • Hillstone Restaurant Group should operate its business however it likes and customers are free not to go there.
  • OSHA should intervene. Dr Tony Fauci has recommended that Americans wear masks to fight the spread of Covid-19 so it should not be left up to Hillstone Restaurant Group or its customers. It is a matter of worker safety.
RHUCoin reward
Vote: 5 RHU
Consensus bonus: 20 RHU
Total RHUCoin pool: 1,000 RHU
Eligibility: Member of the public | Waiter or other restaurant worker
Poll opened: 06 May 2020
Current jury pool: 49
Status: Voting in progress
Public Consensus Opinion
The following companies have been nominated for their contributions to their employees, customers, and/or the public good--vote for your favorite. Know of a truly great company that’s gone above and beyond? Nominate them in “I have a better solution.”
  • JOANN Fabrics: JOANN is donating fabric and providing instruction so that Americans can sew masks for healthcare workers during the crisis. The community gets a constructive, hopeful way to help; healthcare workers have been made safer by 16.5 MILLION fabric masks to date.
    Update: JOANN is now closing in on 78 million masks; please check the link for updated totals.
  • Bad Saint Restaurant, Washington DC: Proceeds from gift certificates go straight to employees. “Your generous contribution will help our employees pay for critical essentials. None of the money in the staff support fund will be used for expenses related to the restaurant's operation, and none of the money in the support fund will go to the owners.”
  • REI Co-Op stores: REI closed all of its 162 retail stores on March 16--April 15, but pledged to keep paying its employees. Customers will still be able to order online, with free shipping for all purchases.
    Update: REI has since furloughed many REI retail employees for 45-90 days, although REI will now cover 100% of employee health and welfare benefit costs. CEO Eric Artz is choosing to forfeit 100% of his salary for 6 months and senior management will take a 20% pay cut. All will forfeit incentive bonuses for the next 6 months.
  • Abbott Lab's ID NOW test. gets my vote for the most impactful company with its ~5 min COVID test kit. Testing is the key to containing the virus and reopening the economy. Previously, testing for COVID could take days, Abbott's got that down to minutes which could allow cruise ships, airlines and, most importantly, healthcare workers to get results almost in real time. It's point of care- meaning the full tests can be done on location. This will also greatly help in segregating infected people while allowing non-infected to work, travel and return to a normal life. Abbott believes it will soon be able to deliver 50,000 units per day. Maybe soon we will all have a version of the ID NOW in our homes and offices. Hooray Abbott
  • LEXINGTON BREWING AND DISTILLING--“Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. using alcohol supply to make free hand sanitizer. Lexington Brewing’s hand sanitizer contains 80 percent alcohol, aloe vera gel and a small amount of hydrogen peroxide, along with natural ingredients added for scent. The distillery delivered its first batch of 200 bottles to Lexington’s city hall, with additional batches expected to be delivery next week.”
  • LunarNYC - This non-profit organization, aimed at empowering Youth between the ages of 5 and 25 years old, launched a movement to assist medical professionals and first responders on the frontlines by sourcing quality Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). The initiative has already found 20,000 KN95 masks that will be delivered to various doctors, nurses and other medical practitioners by April 10th. Source: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/lunarnyc-inc-and-nu-alpha-phi-fraternity-inc-launch-mask-for-heroes-fundraising-for-the-frontline-medical-professionals-and-first-responders-in-the-fight-against-coronavirus-covid-19-301032400.html
  • Brooks Bell and Coastal Credit Union Foundation Brooks Bell and Coastal Credit Union Foundation both donated $100,000 to the NC Restaurant Workers Relief Fund, The fund helps out North Carolinian hospitality workers who have lost their jobs due to Covid-19. However, more money is desperately needed; the fund received 15,000 applications within a week of opening. So if you can, please visit https://www.ncrestaurantrelief.com/ to leave a "tip."
  • Twitter and Square founder Jack Dorsey Twitter and Square founder Jack Dorsey commits to donate $1 billion to fight Covid-19. "I’m moving $1B of my Square equity (~28% of my wealth) to #startsmall LLC to fund global COVID-19 relief. After we disarm this pandemic, the focus will shift to girl’s health and education, and UBI. It will operate transparently, all flows tracked ..."
  • Zoom The company’s billionaire founder, Eric Yuan, made the firm’s popular video conferencing software free to use for all affected K-12 schools in China, Japan, Italy and the U.S.
  • Mahindra Group: Mumbai-based conglomerate, owned by billionaire Anand Mahindra and his family, announced it would begin producing ventilators at plants in India, reportedly pricing them at less than $100 each.
  • Dr. Charles Robertson of the University of Mississippi Medical Center figured out how to build a good-enough ventilator with parts from a hardware store, at a total cost of around $100. Assembly takes just 20-30 minutes. "It's not fancy but it works. This would be available as a last resort if the numbers increase as we think they might," Robinson said, according to the Clarion Ledger.
  • Google and Apple track coronavirus: Apple and Google have announced a hugely ambitious — and potentially controversial —contact tracing system designed to help users prevent spreading the novel coronavirus by figuring out who has had contact with infected patients. https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/14/21220644/apple-googles-bluetooth-low-energy-le-coronavirus-tracking-contact-tracing
  • General Electric executives have pledged to donate 10-50 percent of their salaries to GE employees affected by Covid-19
    https://www.morningstar.com/news/dow-jones/2020041510467/more-ge-executives-forego-pay-amid-coronavirus-pandemic
  • Uber: Ride-hailing app cofounded by billionaires Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp pledged 10 million free rides and food deliveries for healthcare workers, senior citizens and others in need.
  • Kinsa is providing valuable data from its smart thermometers to accredited academic institutions, public health entities, and researchers at no charge. This gives real-time access to virus hot spots; early detection means efficient allocation of resources, And the data can also help people to truly see how social distancing is working, and thus worth the trouble.
  • Gilead drug produced rapid recovery in coronavirus patients. Remdesivir could save the world. Gilead has provided it to more than 1700 patients on a "compassionate use" basis and also made it available for multiple studies run by other sponsors. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/rapid-recovery-seen-in-coronavirus-patients-taking-gilead-drug-according-to-a-report-2020-04-16
  • BrewDog: The independent beer-maker is making Punk hand sanitizer at its distillery in Scotland. They're giving it away to NHS hospitals and to charities that support vulnerable populations.. The demand has been so great that they're now having trouble sourcing containers, so they're putting it in small beer bottles so that hospitals can refill containers. https://www.brewdog.com/uk/hand-sanitiser
  • Bauer - The hockey equipment manufacturer has shifted from making visors for helmets to medical visors for those fighting the coronavirus pandemic. Bauer faced the possibility of closing its manufacturing plant in Blainville, Quebec, but engineers there instead brainstormed the idea of producing medical shields to help protect people on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19. Source: https://www.boston.com/sports/local-news/2020/03/27/bauer-equipment-medical-coronavirus
  • Vittles Restaurant owner Charity Salyers sold her Mustang so that she could pay bills and her two remaining employees. That was pretty great. Vittles Restaurant is in Smyrna, GA. https://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/georgia-restaurant-owner-sells-car-to-have-enough-money-to-pay-her-employees
  • LawDroid.com's founder Tom Martin worked with Louisiana's Judge Schlegel, free of charge, to create an automatic text system that checks in with high-risk probationers. The idea is to give them extra support so that they can get through this awful time without relapse. At a time when the legal system is under very severe stress, it's wonderful to see people like the Judge and Mr. Martin going the extra mile to help people stay out of trouble. I will remember all the companies and people who are doing the right thing. I will also remember the ones that aren't, and they will not see me or my money again. I would like to see more little companies on this list; some people are dipping into their own pockets to help employees.
RHUCoin reward
Vote: 5 RHU
Consensus bonus: 20 RHU
Total RHUCoin pool: 5,000 RHU
Eligibility: Member of the public | Healthcare worker | Independent contractor / hourly employee | Academic / researcher | Employee of a nominated company | Journalist / Blogger
Poll opened: 31 Mar 2020
Poll closes: 21 Apr 2020
Current jury pool: 107
Status: Voting in progress
Public Consensus Prediction
Thought leaders share their predictions. Vote for the one you think is most important and most likely to happen, and earn Rhu
  • Manufacturing will skew closer to home, and with fewer stops: “Companies will now rethink and shrink the multistep, multicountry supply chains that dominate production today...Governments will intervene as well, forcing what they consider strategic industries to have domestic backup plans and reserves. Profitability will fall, but supply stability should rise.” — Shannon K. O'Neil, senior fellow for Latin America Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of Two Nations Indivisible.
  • There'll be more telemedicine, online K-12 classes, working from home, etc. “COVID-19 will sweep away many of the artificial barriers to moving more of our lives online...It turns out, an awful lot of meetings (and doctors' appointments and classes) really could have been an email. And now they will be.” — Katherine Mangu-Ward, editor-in-chief of Reason magazine.
  • Expertise will once again be important. “The COVID-19 crisis...has already forced people back to accepting that expertise matters. It was easy to sneer at experts until a pandemic arrived, and then people wanted to hear from medical professionals like Anthony Fauci.” — Tom Nichols, National security expert and the author of the The Death of Expertise.
  • We'll prioritize social infrastructure: “When this ends, we will reorient our politics and make substantial new investments in public goods—for health, especially—and public services. I don't think we will become less communal. Instead, we will be better able to see how our fates are linked. The cheap burger I eat from a restaurant that denies paid sick leave to its cashiers and kitchen staff makes me more vulnerable to illness…” — Eric Klinenberg, director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University and author of Palaces for the People.
  • Investments will change. “There will be a lower ROI on investment assets. Share buyback, dividends and market cap shrinkage will diminish greatly. Public and private corporations will deleverage and hold more cash, likely reducing stock market returns over the next decade. This may be imposed by bailouts or simply market forces.” —Mark Deuitch, recovering investment banker and founder of PeopleClaim.com and Rhubarb.
  • Advanced practice healthcare practitioners (e.g. nurse practitioners, genetic counselors, etc.) will gain more autonomy in response to physician shortage.
  • Potential employees and investors will be able to look at how companies responded to the COVID-19 crisis as a metric for company values. This may influence their decision to work for or invest in the company.
RHUCoin reward
Vote: 5 RHU
Consensus bonus: 20 RHU
Total RHUCoin pool: 5,000 RHU
Eligibility: Member of the public | College / University Teacher / Professor | Blogger | Cryptocurrency Investor | Regulator / Legislator
Poll opened: 30 Mar 2020
Poll closes: 30 Apr 2020
Current jury pool: 43
Status: Voting in progress
Public Consensus Opinion
Single-use plastic includes products such as straws, bags, and bottles; pretty much any plastic item that’s made for temporary use. Although we might not think much of it when we buy bottles of our favorite drink or ask for plastic bags when we’re in the checkout line at the grocery store, these choices have a serious impact on the health of our planet and ourselves.

This material involves the usage of a large amount of fossil fuels, namely crude oil, for creation and transportation. Just the manufacturing process of plastic is a huge source of pollution to the environment.

Single-use plastic doesn’t biodegrade, ever. Instead, it breaks apart into smaller pieces, never truly deteriorating. With 30 million tons of plastic discarded each year in America, there’s hardly a single place on earth that doesn’t know the touch of single-use plastic.
  • Yes. Single-use plastic should be banned, including it's production and usage.
  • Yes, but first someone need to find out the alternative to it.
  • Governments across the world should create a strict policy on how they are going to do single-use plastic waste management without affecting the environment.
  • No.
RHUCoin reward
Vote: 15 RHU
Consensus bonus: 20 RHU
Total RHUCoin pool: 1,500 RHU
Eligibility: Member of the public | Doctor (MD) | Blogger | Editor | News Anchor | Veterinarian
Poll opened: 01 Oct 2019
Poll closes: 31 Oct 2019
Current jury pool: 62
Status: Voting in progress
Public Fairness Assessment
I was unloading a Southeastern freight lines truck. When I started I smelled something, and the driver thought it was a water-tested canoe, but further into the truck we found out it was a pallet of Roundup. That was approx. 45-60 mins. into the unloading. After breathing the fumes I had a raw throat and had issues with my breathing. I went to the comp. doctor and found out my lungs were burnt along with my throat. After 2 years of seeing the doctors, I was told that I had a 50-50 chance of healing. I also have the chance of getting asthma, which I did, and I also got MAC disease which is from my lungs not healing completely. I have to take 3 different antibiotics for the rest of my life to be sure I don't die from this disease!


I have lost wages from the time I miss work due to illness and medical bills that I am not able to pay plus other bills that have fallen behind due to lost time at work.


Doctor’s notes: "Baseline incurable pulmonary infection with intermittent flares of acute illness."
I have lost my immune system and been sick more than normal and have lost wages due to this illness.

Due to the injury and after effects of this I am not able to get long-term or short-term disability insurance.

The disease has not changed from last year but the medication has put a strain on my heart so now I need to see a heart specialist. Still missing work due to illness, but make too much for SSD.
  • $422,000 damages, wages, medical to date, plus future losses TBD
  • $2 million for lifetime damages, lost wages, medical expenses
  • Monsanto should agree to negotiate settlement according to the formula used by lawyers to calculate lifetime damages and lost earnings.
  • Monsanto and Southeastern Freight Lines should split the cost of lifetime health and earnings compensation to the victim, if the Roundup spill is established as a reasonable and likely cause of permanent lung damage and infection.
RHUCoin reward
Vote: 15 RHU
Consensus bonus: 20 RHU
Total RHUCoin pool: 1,500 RHU
Eligibility: Member of the public | 500 Lawyers member | Arbitrator | Law Professors | Lawyer / Attorney | Mediator
Poll opened: 10 May 2019
Poll closes: 30 Jun 2019
Current jury pool: 120
Status: Voting in progress
Public Fairness Assessment
(The experts have weighed in. Now you can vote.)
Was the Mueller report a total exoneration of President Trump, or a roadmap for a Congressional investigation? We've gathered opinions from top legal experts. Vote for the best.
  • Maybe. "Mueller intended both the American people and Congress to judge the results of his investigation for themselves... the question of whether Trump is guilty of obstructing justice is still very much open."' ~ Chris Truax, appellate lawyer and board member of Republicans for the Rule of Law
  • It doesn't matter. "One can predict with extremely high confidence that Trump will never be prosecuted for the obstruction of justice evidence that Mueller presented." ~ Noah Feldman, Bloomberg Opinion columnist and professor of law at Harvard University
  • Yes. "The Mueller report describes several acts that satisfy all of the elements for an obstruction charge: conduct that obstructed or attempted to obstruct the truth-finding process, as to which the evidence of corrupt intent and connection to pending proceedings is overwhelming." ~ Statement signed by 688+ former federal prosecutors
  • No. “Nothing in the end was obstructed. The FBI probe continued after Mr. Comey was fired, and Mr. Mueller wasn’t interfered with.” ~ WSJ Editorial Board
  • Yes. "On obstruction, Barr is wrong…ordering obstruction to save himself from the consequences of his own behavior is unlawful, defenseless and condemnable.” ~ Andrew P. Napolitano, former judge and current senior judicial analyst at Fox News Channel.
  • No. "It's kind of ridiculous to go after a man for obstruction when he was falsely accused, he was defending himself. His intent in each one of these situations, all ten of them, is easily explained as an intent to not get framed." ~ Rudy Giuliani, former NYC mayor and legal advisor to President Trump
RHUCoin reward
Vote: 15 RHU
Consensus bonus: 20 RHU
Total RHUCoin pool: 15,000 RHU
Eligibility: Member of the public | 500 Lawyers member | Judge | Law Professors | Legal bloggers and media | Blogger | Editor | News Reporter
Poll opened: 07 May 2019
Poll closes: 08 May 2019
Current jury pool: 130
Status: Voting in progress
Public Consensus Prediction
Voting options
  • Less than 0.30$
  • between 0.30 and 1$
  • more than 1$
RHUCoin reward
Vote: 15 RHU
Consensus bonus: 20 RHU
Total RHUCoin pool: 1,500 RHU
Eligibility: blockchain insiders
Poll opened: 28 Apr 2019
Poll closes: 30 Apr 2019
Current jury pool: 90
Status: Voting in progress
Public Fairness Assessment
(Special needs child and mom with MS fighting for 1 full year to be properly credited, now with health affected stress)
"My son was awarded a grant from Achieva Family Trust in Pittsburgh PA because he has autism to cover the price of vitamins and supplements he takes for 2 years. He is under the care of one of Pittsburgh's leading and world renown developmental pediatricians. The doctor is often very booked up so our appointments can be scattered months apart. He told me what supplements to order for my son, by the next time I saw him, I said I had placed the order (paid for by Achieva Family Trust) through Amazon.

He was extremely concerned and advised me to never ever order anything vitamins or anything you consume from Amazon because he was almost certain that the integrity of products had been compromised in a trade deal with China. I was so upset to hear this because by this time, my son had been taking these things for about 3 months. I stopped giving my son (5) the items from Amazon immediately, and sent them back.

There were many orders issued separately with various order numbers. I returned them in a box with copies of my order numbers, but also took a pic of the opened box before I sealed it, and I took a pic of the UPS return label for my records.

Amazon has only credited back for the Culturelly (137). They have not credited back for the fish oil, melatonin, or cal mag zinc supplement which should be around $700. It has literally been 1 full year of me fighting to get credited back to Achieva's account, so I can then have the items ordered again, but this time, direct from the vitamins manufacturers, NEVER AGAIN FROM AMAZON.

I call Amazon, or talk to reps via chat and am on with them no less than 1 hour. They finally claim to see my issue, they can see the photos I've sent, confirmation, but then at the end, they tell me because Achieva paid for the items, for security, they have to speak to someone from Achieva. I explain this to reps at Achieva (Jennifer Stover). She told me she called them, and was told there is nothing to credit.

How can I be told one thing by Amazon, they are ready to issue the credit but just need Achieva to verify the account for security, then when (IF) achieva calls, nothing!

I myself have Multiple Sclerosis and dealing with this nightmare over the past year has been beyond stressful, aggrevating and to me is illegal. My CHILD was taking what may have been a fake placebo. I do not want to be a whistleblower but what else is a mother to do?? I just want what my son is entitled to, and now because of this nightmare, I do want pain and suffering for the hours I have spent trying to get this resolved over the past year."
  • 10,700, $10,000 settlement is for mother living with multiple sclerosis having dealt with this back and forth with amazon online, on the phone explaining, and emailing, repeating the same issue, causing emotional distress, which can lead to an MS flareup, plus $700 the missing amount of supplements returned that were never credited on sons behalf
  • $5000 settlement for the products and pain, suffering, and emotional distress
  • $1000, horrilble customer service being given to an amazon customer (since 2005), plus missing product credit worth.
  • Amazon should refund the full cost of all unopened supplements that were returned per whatever return policy they have. However, it doesn't owe you for any that your son had been using. If you go to Shake Shack and eat a burger, you can't then ask for a refund on the grounds that "someone told me it was really meat from Burger King." If you had the supplements tested and found they were fake, then, and only then, you would have a case.
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RHUCoin reward
Vote: 15 RHU
Consensus bonus: 20 RHU
Total RHUCoin pool: 1,500 RHU
Eligibility: 500 Lawyers member | ADR Professional (Alternative Dispute Resolution) | Law Professors | Lawyer / Attorney
Poll opened: 31 Mar 2019
Poll closes: 06 Apr 2019
Current jury pool: 120
Status: Voting in progress
Public Fairness Assessment
Westland Auto Sales are Lying Cheats that will rob you then repossess your vehicle while you sleep.
The first thing they did was raise the price of the vehicle $1000 more than the advertised price. The second thing was they increased the downpayment required after they already had the original agreed upon down payment. Third and most downright dirtiest of doing business, was the truck I bought blew a motor rod 2 months after I bought it which rendered the truck useless, when I brought the truck back they offered to finance a used engine with 130000 miles on it for $3000.00 and I had to come up with $1500 before they would do anything. The fourth and last of the dirty deeds this place did to me was during the contract they charged me for the new tags $310 up front. Two months later, I found out they never paid the money to the DMV, forcing me to go and do it myself. When I complained to the Accounts manager, she said she would take it off my next payment. So, three months after purchase I paid the tags costing me $361 and my payment was $450 a month. Keep in mind the truck is broken down still. So, I owed $89 still on my payment. Them jerks came and repossessed the truck while I slept causing me to not be able to go to work on Sunday and they were not even open until Monday. So now I have paid $3211 for a broken truck that I no longer have and paid the tags on it twice. When I called Monday they said I would have to pay $1150 to get it back. I have never been treated so badly at any business in my life and as long as I live I will tell everyone I know how terrible this business is to its customers.
  • Refund of all money collected and compensation for lost time.
  • The contract was not upheld by Westland Autosales and thus the customer should be refunded of all extra expenses paid. A thorough investigation should also be made of Westland Autosales' to determine if similar cases exist.
  • Westland Auto Sales repossessed your car for $89 missing from your payment? If that's accurate and you hadn't missed any other payments, then they should return your car and forgive any repossession fees, due to the tag and rod issues.
RHUCoin reward
Vote: 15 RHU
Consensus bonus: 20 RHU
Total RHUCoin pool: 1,500 RHU
Eligibility: Member of the public | 500 Lawyers member | ADR Professional (Alternative Dispute Resolution) | Arbitrator | Law student / intern | Lawyer / Attorney | Legal bloggers and media
Poll opened: 30 Mar 2019
Poll closes: 31 Mar 2019
Current jury pool: 56
Status: Voting in progress
Public Consensus Prediction
Voting options
  • Up
  • Down
RHUCoin reward
Vote: 15 RHU
Consensus bonus: 20 RHU
Total RHUCoin pool: 375 RHU
Eligibility: Member of the public
Poll opened: 30 Mar 2019
Poll closes: 31 Mar 2019
Current jury pool: 160
Status: Voting in progress
Public Fairness Assessment
(Should "military style semi-automatic guns" be banned in the US, and subject to buy-back, as they are in New Zealand?)
Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, recently garnered worldwide admiration - not just because of her sensitivity and empathy after the terrorist killing of Muslims at prayer in New Zealand, but also because of her swift and decisive action to ban military-style semi-automatic guns.

Meanwhile, the NRA in the US is opposing even a ban of bump stocks, used to convert a semi-automatic to automatic fire. (New Zealand's NRA, which has remained a hunting association, is struggling to disassociate itself from the US NRA.)

Once again, the issue of gun ownership in the US is thrust into an unflattering spotlight.
  • US Citizens have an incontestable right to bear arms (federal and/or state bans on switchblades, bazookas, grenades etc. notwithstanding.)
  • The Second Amendment has been misinterpreted to sideline its punctuation, grammar, and intent - particularly our Founder's use of "the People" and "well-regulated." Private ownership of weaponry should at least be well-regulated.
  • "Military-style, semi-automatic guns" should be banned and a public buy-back initiated, as in New Zealand.
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(Healthcare is shaping up to be the biggest issue of Election 2020. What plan do you want YOUR candidate to fight for?)
Reasons for the crisis in healthcare include:
Extremely high cost
Balance billing
Narrow networks
Lack of transparency
Loss of job = loss of coverage for many
Fee for service model may encourages over-testing and treatment
Those with more negotiating power (large companies, Medicare) are subsidized by those with less negotiating power (small companies, individuals)
  • Medicare For All, with or without private insurance options (like BUPA in the UK)
  • Medicare for America - individuals and companies can opt to buy in to Medicare, or stick with private insurance
  • Repeal the ACA - espouse free market competition and new technological solutions
  • A German-style plan with a large public pool administered by individual insurance companies; private options for wealthier people
  • One Price Fits All - (see the Surgery Center of Oklahoma.) Each visit, surgery, test etc. has one cash price, paid for by the patient or their healthcare coverage.. Eliminates admin, narrow networks, balance billing, barriers to competition, etc
  • Govt. must convene a bipartisan panel to explore best options from systems worldwide and design a uniquely American system from scratch within one year. If they fail, they lose their taxpayer-funded insurance.
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Poll opened: 27 Mar 2019
Poll closes: 28 Apr 2019
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1- Is it important for you to have active engagement in your cases? 2- To be just as much a part of your case as your lawyer is? 3- An attorney who works as your partner and shares knowledge.
  • Yes, I believe lawyers know the law indeed, but you know my matter and my market better.
  • No, I want to delegate my matter(s) and only be distrubed when truly necessary.
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Poll opened: 16 Mar 2019
Poll closes: 13 Apr 2019
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Description
Assuming a law firm has the components of what makes it a desirable firm - experience, tech savy, knowledge, billing transparency, and it had a service delivery feature "Interactive Client Dashboard." A dashboard, your unique username and password where:
- your law firm and you could Share files, collaborate on documents, manage approvals, and keep projects on track.
- information was at your finger tips, such as how much you have paid the lawyer in a determined period, or particular matter was segmented from the judgments you won, or contracts you signed.
- If you can leave a message, a comment for your lawyer to read next. If you could know when was the last time your lawyer opened your file? or read the document revisions you made?
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Current jury pool: 37
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Public Fairness Assessment
(Purchased rebuilt engine with 12 month/12,000 mile warranty. Less than 2,500 miles and 3 months later engine is defective.. Warranty is useless.)
Purchased rebuilt engine from Mabbco on 8/17/2018. Mabbco states 12 month/12,000 mile warranty. Engine was installed by Stanford Motors, Vernon, AL.

Less than 2,500 miles and 3 months later engine is defective. Local Chrysler dealership says camshaft is worn away. Engine is not road worthy. Top speed about 35 MPH.

Made multiple attempts to reconcile with Mabbco for repair. Mr. Byron Moore, President, says they cannot pay for repair unless at their shop. This makes the warranty useless. Also he makes disclaimer of camshaft warranty, along with any other parts, including the engine itself.

Basically, engine is sold "as is", even though a 12 month/ 12,000 mile warranty is stated both as advertising and sales incentive.

Mabbco now blocks my emails.

While at first I was satisfied with just repair of the camshaft, now I want nothing to do with Mabbco. Require my full payment of $2,045 back plus expenses to ship engine back and my costs of dealing with this unprofessional, fraudulent company.

Also, I would be interested in others who have had similar problems with Mabbco contacting me.

Unfair practice - Believe that Mabbco's disclaimer of implied warranties and disclaimer of warranty of mechantability is both unethical and illegal. Also believe Mabbcos statement of 12 month/ 12,000 mile warranty is misrepresentation and fraudulent advertising.

Warranty problem - Engine does not work. Stanford Motors and I followed installation and break in procedures to the letter.
  • Refund cost of engine plus cost of installation and removal, diagnosis, repairs, shipping, fees, my time - total $6,890.96
  • Offer repair ex gratia to accept responsibility.
  • MABBCO should pay for repair of the defective engine in Alabama by a reputable mechanic. MABBCO states on its website that it ships "coast to coast." Given that its customary business is long distance, it is in my opinion deceptive at best to offer a warranty that would require the engine to be removed, re-shipped both ways, and re-installed. Such a warranty is useless, as it would be cost-prohibitive to actually use it. I sympathize with the claimant's feelings, but I think repair near the claimant's home is a more reasonable solution.
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Poll opened: 27 Jan 2019
Poll closes: 29 Jan 2019
Current jury pool: 109
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Public Fairness Assessment
(National Health Agents violated FTC and FCC rules about telemarketing, Do Not Call lists, and robocalling)
I received a call I believed to be from a local business. It turned out to be a robocalling company using a 'spoofed' number to try to sell me a health insurance policy. I pressed the appropriate buttons to agree that no, I was not on Medicare, and yes, I needed health insurance, so that I could get through to a live agent.

The person I eventually spoke to, George, was not a scammer from a different country (like a "Microsoft Tech" scammer) or one of those creepy robotic voices in local accents that are generated by people pushing buttons to get you to make "charitable donations.".

George is a clearly educated American, pitching real insurance policies. He readily told me which company he works for (National Health Agents) and where to find their website and phone number.

Both the US Federal Trade Commission and the US Federal Communications Commission forbid National Health Agents from calling me.

a) Sales calls made via robocalling are subject to penalties of $1500 (soon to be more) and
b) calling someone on the FTC Do Not Call list is subject to penalties of up to $40,000 per violation.

The FCC and the FTC try hard to fight this hydra-headed monster, but their process is slow. Our phone companies could help, but don't. No-one dares answer their own phones any more because illegal sales calls and scam calls are so prevalent. I'm now getting angry voice messages and texts from people who think *I* am calling them - my own number is being spoofed by these creeps.

It is time for all phone-owners to go after unethical businesses and make it unprofitable for them to break the law by masking their illegal activities. Yes, I want them to pay me for my time and for infringing on my "right to be left alone," and essentially robbing me of the phone service I pay dearly for. Anyone who owns a phone should want the same thing for themselves.

I'm done with advice to never answer my own phone. I'm done with having MY NUMBER used to illegally call other people.
  • $500 in compensation, plus the name of its lead generation company that uses robocalling, if it's an outside company.
  • $1,500 in compensation, plus the name of its lead generation company that uses robocalling, if it's an outside company.
  • $1 million to be paid to the FTC as prize money for its annual competition seeking a solution for this kind of call.
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Poll opened: 01 Jan 2019
Current jury pool: 173
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Public Fairness Assessment
The dispute is I telephone Title Max on Saturday 12/15/18, informed the REP that I would be in on Wed. 12-19-18, after I left my Dr.'s Office from the Follow-Up visit, pertaining to my surgery that I had on 12-12-18. No Problem per the REP., I would be in to pay the bill. The weather turned bad RAINING, I was not going to chance my health with a relapse, so I called to inform the REP (Angie) that I would go online and make the payment, she gave me the website, made the payment on my cell phone and got a confirmation #. The next day when I check my bank account, I notice a negative, along with a duplicate payment for Title Max. I had to file a complaint with the bank to dispute the issues, it took about 3 days or more to be credited back to my account. The real issue is someone or the computer should have notice two duplicate payments repeated one Wed 12/19/18 and the next payment 12/20/18. No one would make that BIG mistake
  • TitleMax should credit you with the bank overdraft charges and check its system. I'm not clear as to how the duplicate payment was made - did the representative make it online for you, as well as you making it? A title loan company needs to be particularly careful about duplicate payments since its customers are likely short of cash, and any duplicate payment will probably create a shortfall in the customer's bank account, potentially leading to other payments bouncing. While the company wouldn't want to stop someone from making extra payments, an extra payment should trigger a notice: "You have already made a payment for this period. Are you sure you want to make another?"
  • If the double payment was a website or agent error and not due to an error by the customer, Title Max should reimburse its customer for all overdraft or bounced check fees plus pay $100 to the claimant for the aggravation.
  • I guess this issue must have happened because of an error while doing an online transfer or bad internet which might have caused the transaction page to refresh and repeat the transaction. Solution: A third party software with blockchain technology could be implemented in bank wherein the customers can pay the bills in a stable coin crypto and duplicate transactions could be avoided and a very fast transaction can be made within seconds to bank.
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Poll opened: 29 Dec 2018
Poll closes: 19 Jan 2019
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Public Fairness Assessment
(Access to our Entire 1/2 acre Property)
We purchased a property in February 2018. We contracted with First American Title Insurance Company to insure access to all of our property (as per their contract). However, after purchasing the property we learned that we do not have access to all of our 1/2 acre property. We have a large 40 foot bus and a large 24 foot trailer and a large 10 foot box truck that we could not get into or out of our back yard - due to a legal issue that we were not made aware of by First American Title Insurance Company (FATIC). After filing a claim with FATIC, they informed us that they knew about a License Agreement that was in place with previous owners. We received notice from Habitat for Humanity that this License Agreement was cancelled just months after we purchased the property. We had no access to our 1/2 acre property until we did some major remodeling to our property, at a substantial cost of close to $50,000. I hired and attorney who filed complaints and responses to First American Title Company - and they denied the claim. They need to reimburse me for the access amount of $50,000, or they need to reimburse me for the entire property $329,000. I have several photos, I have several documents to validate my claim.
  • The sellers and the title company (FATIC) both failed to disclose a known problem. They should agree to split the cost of remedying the problem and reimburse the buyer.
  • If at the conclusion of the contract you knew about the restrictions, then you will not pay anything. If facts are hidden from you, then you are entitled to a compensation of $ 50,000.
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Public Fairness Assessment
Who would purchase a product or service & not know the cost? That's exactly what Home Advisor wants me to do. Home Advisor offers what they refer to as opportunity leads, we have a option to to accept or decline a lead. Previously they would post the price of the lead before we would accept a lead. Presently we must accept the lead without knowing the cost.
Just a little background on Home Advisor they are currently being sued in a class action law suit for fraud by Chimicles & Tikellis attorneys at law. Phone # 1-866-399-2487
AR James Contracting
Sussex NJ. 07461
  • $500.00 Refund
  • No award / compensation to counterparty.
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Current jury pool: 143
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Public Fairness Assessment
A proposed New York State Legislature bill (S9191) would require people seeking or renewing handgun licenses to submit to police review of their search engine history and social media accounts. Applicants would have to hand over all account login credentials.
  • For any activity that is a privilege rather than a right.
  • For gun ownership, because the public risks are high.
  • Only non-citizens should be subject to such searches.
  • Only convicted felons should be subject to such searches.
  • Only convicted felons and people with a history of mental illness or domestic violence should be subject to such searches.
  • Only anyone with a diagnosis of mental illnessor a confirmed history of drug abuse should be subject to such searches.
  • None. It violates privacy rights and constitutional protections against unreasonable searches and seizures.
  • By Court order only, with Probable cause.
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Poll closes: 21 Jan 2019
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(Toyota Of Longview did not negotiate fairly)
Deceptive sales practices that are against Toyota Of Longview's advertised addemdum of quick, fair, and transparent pricing.

They changed the starting MSRP of a vehicle in negotiation without my knowledge or consent to said change in order to offset giving me a higher trade allowance.
  • This is a common sales tactic designed to make you think you’re getting a better deal than you are. It sounds to me as if the claimant didn’t take the deal but is furious about the deception. Good for him (or her). I suggest that the claimant docoments the problem to the FTC and the state board regulating dealerships (often the DMV). As a constructive solution, I suggest that Toyota of Longview pays the claimant for time wasted at the dealership - probably 5-6 hours - at $50/ hour.
  • Was the Claimant content to pay the net price, the discounted price, for the vehicle he bought. Trade-in is merely a justification for a discount. The interesting thing is what you pay for what you want. Toyota should offer an ex-gratia payment for their mishandling - and an apology.
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(Michael J. Mondin has not paid the rent, utilities and other costs he has acknowledged he owes me.)
Claimant says she added Michael J Mondin to her lease in Colorado while she was working overseas. Mr. Mondin agreed to pay the full rent and utilities for six months, plus the cost of a parking space added to the lease for his sole convenience. Mr. Mondin vacated the apartment without notice, disclosure, or communication, and owing substantial rent, utility and parking costs. Claimant incurred further losses by having to vacate her overseas rental early and fly home to investigate the situation. She filed a PeopleClaim on November 21, 2017.

Michael J. Mondin disputed some items on the PeopleClaim – internet and parking charges – but offered to settle the claim for $3,348 less a $700 security deposit = $2,648, with payment to be made in full by Feb. 1, 2018. The claimant agreed to that offer. However, the agreed settlement has never been paid, according to the claimant, and she believes it was made in bad faith. Michael J. Mondin left his job in Colorado and has not responded to mail sent to his family home in Orange, Connecticut. Original claim and response posted at http://www.peopleclaim.com/complaint-details/michael-j-mondin-boulder-co-5308256.

The claimant has since incurred a further $500 in credit card interest on Michael J. Mondin's unpaid debt.
  • Michael J. Mondin should pay claimant settlement of $2,648 that he offered in February, plus $500 in interest charges incurred. Total settlement $3,148.
  • Claimant should add 30% in fees to agreed settlement and turn Michael J. Mondin's debt over to a collection agency.
  • Michael J. Mondin should pay unpaid rent, utilities and landlord's travel in the amount of 3,355.99 as originally requested.
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Poll opened: 20 Nov 2018
Poll closes: 28 Dec 2018
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Voting options
  • House of Food Porn
  • Joe's Stone Crab
  • Truluck's
  • Zuma
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Poll opened: 12 Nov 2018
Poll closes: 30 Nov 2018
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Thankfully no one was hurt in email bomb incident, Im interested in the legal question of sending something that looks like a bomb but isn't.
  • Yes, it's a crime to send something threatening regardless of the intent
  • It would depend upon the intent of the sender
  • It's not a crime if it's an expression of free speech as long as it doesnt threaten or terrorize
  • It depends upon who the recepient is. If its a polical figure, its a crime. If it's your freind and its a joke, it's not a crime
  • If it would reasonably be viewed as a threat by the recepient it' a crime regardless of the intent of the sender
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(Guess which crypto has the highest percent return for 2019, Jan 1 - Dec 31.)
Voting options
  • Bitcoin (BTC)
  • Ethereum (ETH)
  • Ripple (XRP)
  • Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
  • EOS (EOS)
  • Stellar (XLM)
  • Litecoin (LTC)
  • Monero (XMR)
  • IOTA (MIOTA)
  • NEO (NEO)
  • RHUCoin (RHU)
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Poll opened: 05 Sep 2018
Poll closes: 30 Sep 2018
Current jury pool: 357
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Public Fairness Assessment
(Equal access to store amenities for paying and non-paying users alike)
In April, 2018, Starbucks was hit with a wave of protests over its “loitering” policy. Two young black men were denied the use of a restroom and arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks. They were waiting for a business associate, had not purchased anything, had declined to do so when informed by the manager that the store allowed restroom use to paying customers only, and did not leave the store when asked. Protesters accused Starbucks of bias towards people “Sitting While Black.”
 
Starbucks’ response was to formalize a “Third Place Policy,” stating that “any person who enters our spaces, including patios, cafes and restrooms, regardless of whether they make a purchase, is considered a customer.” Separate company procedures would cover anyone acting in a disruptive or unsafe manner.
  • This just puts it in writing – most Starbucks stores have never had a policy of ejecting people who just want to use the restroom or sit for a while. Starbucks is a highly-profitable and valuable company. They should give back to the communities they serve by allowing access to all.
  • The Third Place Policy should be scrapped. It encourages homeless people and drug users to congregate in Starbucks, crowding out paying customers.
  • Starbucks seating areas, amenities, and restrooms should be for paying customers only.
  • Starbucks should address the problem through its rewards program: anyone who has previously made at least ten purchases can use seating areas and restrooms without buying anything.
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Poll closes: 30 Sep 2018
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(Guess the final award: 10,000 RHUCoin bonus)

A San Francisco County jury recently found chemical producer Monsanto guilty of knowingly marketing a toxic product and concealing its danger to users and the public—and awarded a $289 million verdict to Dewayne Johnson, a terminally-ill blood cancer patient. Punitive damages amounted to $250 million; compensatory damages, $39 million. The product, Roundup, is a glyphosate compound used as a weed-killer. Hundreds of similar lawsuits have been filed in U.S. federal courts; thousands more in other jurisdictions. Monsanto, which claims Roundup does not cause cancer, will appeal the decision.

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  • $289 million (full amount of verdict)
  • $151-$288 million
  • $101-$150 million
  • $51-$100 million
  • $26-$50 million
  • $11-$25 million
  • $6-$10 million
  • $1- $5 million
  • Less than $1 million
  • No damages will be awarded
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(Will they survive? If so, in what form?)
ICOs are fading in the eyes of investors, and blockchain projects are experimenting with new, more equitable, fundraising models. Some primarily address concerns with potential SEC actions; others are more focused on flexibility for investors. Voting choices below are derived from reporting by Kai Sedgwick in Bitcoin News and Anujit Mukhopadhyay in 101 Blockchains.Voters who predict this accurately will share 20,000 RHU on August 15, 2020.
  • STO (Secure Token Offering). Regulated coin offerings that comply with SEC policies, such as Reg A+, Reg D, and Reg S.
  • IICO (Interactive Initial Coin Offering). First proposed by Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin, the model lets contributors specify their maximum cap, which if exceeded results in a return of their investment.
  • ISA (Initial Supply Auction). A descending-price auction, with a high opening price that descends in increments to a floor. Investors choose the price at which they’re comfortable and receive their currency as soon as purchased.
  • SAFT (Simple Agreement for Future Tokens). Accredited investors purchase SEC-compliant securities contracts under an agreement that they will receive tokens only when the project is operational and the tokens are useable / tradable.
  • No ICO or funding. The best coins will create their own economics and will grow their own mechanisms and usage organically, without external funding.
  • ICOs will evolve and survive, and still be the dominant funding mechanism in 2020, because they’re both democratic and inclusive.
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Public Fairness Assessment
(Is New York City putting the interests of its taxi drivers ahead of the riding public?)
New York City is imposing a one-year freeze on new licenses for app-based rideshare vehicles, and considering a minimum wage for rideshare drivers. The move is said to be in response to traffic congestion from growing numbers of rideshare vehicles, and reduced driver income for both rideshare and taxi drivers due to increased competition. Opponents argue that Uber has made local transportation cheaper and more available, especially to destinations shunned by taxi drivers. New York is the first U.S. city to limit availability of app-based rideshare vehicles.
  • Yes. The moratorium will prevent further traffic congestion and reduce wage deterioration for rideshare and taxi drivers.
  • No. The city has no business limiting the supply or pricing of ride options for its citizens.
  • NYC is right to seek minimum wage equality between rideshare and taxi drivers, but not to limit the number of new rideshare licenses.
  • NYC should regulate the number of rideshare licenses but not impose a minimum wage for drivers.
  • NYC should require the same training / licensing requirements for app-based ridesharing services as they do for taxis.
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Public Consensus Opinion
Iconic American brand Harley-Davidson has announced plans to begin manufacturing and selling its motorcycles in Europe. The decision is in response to a 31% EU tariff recently imposed on motorcycles, and Harley’s decision not to raise EU retail prices to cover the added expense. The plan anticipates European-made bikes being sold outside America, with bikes purchased in America continuing to be made in the U.S.A. The company, whose products were 100% American-made until 2014, currently has manufacturing operations in Brazil, India, and Australia, in addition to its three US facilities.
  • Yes. The company should do whatever is necessary, including offshore manufacturing, to continue to produce the best product at the lowest cost wherever in the world it is sold.
  • Yes—but only for local sale in the EU, not for resale in areas unaffected by high import tariffs on motorcycles.
  • Yes—as long as EU-produced bikes are registered and clearly marked “made in the EU” for consumer awareness.
  • No. Harley-Davidson should be taxed or penalized for moving manufacturing outside the USA.
  • No. To protect the long-term value of this uniquely American brand, Harley-Davidson motorcycles should be 100% made in the USA.
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Poll opened: 27 Jul 2018
Poll closes: 31 Aug 2018
Current jury pool: 374
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Public Consensus Prediction
(Predicting changing relationships between manufacturers, dealer service, and independents.)
Connecting car and truck computer systems to the internet—predicted to include a fifth of all vehicles globally by 2020—will transfer service monitoring and repair diagnosis to manufacturers. Dealerships with established manufacturer relationships will benefit. At issue is whether independents (currently two thirds of the U.S. parts and service market), will be included or excluded from access to the necessary data and training to service the new vehicles.
  • Manufacturers will support dealer service operations but impose barriers to data access and training by independents.
  • Manufacturers will support independents by allowing access to data and training.
  • Manufacturers will support independents, but associated costs of required systems and training will limit access to larger independents, weeding out owner/operators and other small shops.
  • The independent repair shop, as we know it, will disappear.
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Poll closes: 17 Aug 2018
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Public Fairness Assessment
(Rider receiving spam texts from Uber India)

Claimant' account: Claimant says that after visiting India and using Uber with a temporary SIM card and phone number, Uber continued to forward multiple unsolicited texts from Uber India to her regular phone number. Texts came in at all hours. She was unable to find contact information for Uber, or to resolve the issue via the Uber app. In the US, unsolicited texts carry a fine of up to $1500 each under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Respondent's rebuttal: On receipt of the claim, Uber referred the complaint to the proper department and stopped the texts.

  • $10,000 compensation for texts received in the middle of the night
  • $1500 compensation plus finder’s fee for identifying potential liability
  • $100-$200 per unsolicited text
  • Texts stopped; no compensation
  • Create a complaint channel to deal effectively with all such complaints globally plus $1000 Uber credit for claimant
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RHUCoin reward
Vote: 15 RHU
Consensus bonus: 20 RHU
Total RHUCoin pool: 7,500 RHU
Eligibility: Uber Driver | Uber Rider | Legal Professional | Regulator / Legislator | Journalist / Blogger | Venture Capitalist (VC) | Member of the public | Lyft Driver
Poll opened: 27 Jun 2018
Poll closes: 31 Jul 2018
Current jury pool: 393
Status: Voting in progress
Public Fairness Assessment
(Guest problems retrieving keys and medication)


Claimant's account:
Claimant says he left a set of keys—including car, office, and apartment keys—plus an attached vial of medication in his hotel room at the Hyatt Place Louisville East. Hyatt found the keys and agreed to return them to him in a different state at his expense. The keys did not arrive. Several days later Hyatt said the keys had been turned over to the police (claimant assumes due to concerns over the medication) and would have to be retrieved from the police.



The police, once reached, said they had immediately cleared the medication, never took possession of the keys, and had instructed Hyatt to return the keys to the claimant. Hyatt did not do this and simply locked them up. After multiple calls from claimant, keys were finally returned to claimant. The vial of medication was missing. Both Hyatt and the police deny having it.


Respondent's rebuttal: Hyatt Place Louisville East advised the claimant that her concerns were very important and would be referred to the executive management of the hotel for review and followup; they requested patience while the matter was being fully investigated. A subsequent message informed the claimant that Hyatt Place Louisville East was unable to honor the request for compensation and referred the claimant to the Jeffersontown Police Department for help recovering the medication.

  • Hyatt should pay $771.97 in actual costs and time costs.
  • Hyatt should pay the claimant $90.
  • Claimant should take Hyatt to court for Fourth Amendment violation.
  • Hyatt should give the claimant 100,000 points.
  • Hyatt should reimburse the claimant for the cost of the medication plus two free nights.
  • Hyatt has returned the claimant's keys; nothing more is called for.
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RHUCoin reward
Vote: 15 RHU
Consensus bonus: 20 RHU
Total RHUCoin pool: 6,000 RHU
Eligibility: Travel industry professional | Legal Professional | Member of the public | Frequent traveler
Poll opened: 21 Jun 2018
Poll closes: 21 Jul 2018
Current jury pool: 355
Status: Voting in progress
Public Fairness Assessment
(Data purchase quality guarantee unmet)

Claimant's account: Customer says they had made two satisfactory list purchases of healthcare professionals from Stack Creations, then agreed in 2016 to a $1,500 purchase of company lists in several other industries. After examining a sample of the first data batch (automotive companies), customer found 36% of the sample was non-automotive, and requested a full refund based on the vendor’s 90% accuracy guarantee. Customer also offered to re-purchase cleaned lists from the vendor at the established cost-per-record, payable after inspection and approval of delivered data. Customer says Stack Creations refused to refund the purchase. Four months later the claimant withdrew these settlement terms and demanded damages in the amount of $78,000 for lost business and expected data cleanup costs.

  • Full refund of purchase price, $1,500
  • Refund of purchase price plus damages to database, total $78,000
  • No award / compensation to customer.
View case on PeopleClaim
RHUCoin reward
Vote: 15 RHU
Consensus bonus: 20 RHU
Total RHUCoin pool: 3,000 RHU
Eligibility: Business owner | Marketing list customer | Legal Professional | Member of the public
Poll opened: 14 Jun 2018
Poll closes: 30 Jun 2018
Current jury pool: 365
Status: Voting in progress
Public Fairness Assessment
(Thought leaders weigh in on how to fix Facebook)
Voting options
  • Reduce anonymity. Require real verification with goal of 100% user verification.
  • Open the Facebook platform to independent research of user behavior and use of advertiser tools.
  • Allow users the choice to sort their news feeds chronologically rather than Facebook’s algorithmically-sorted feed.
  • Offer users a paid option in exchange for greater control over data.
  • Require Facebook and other online platforms to be considered “information fiduciaries” with a legal duty to protect their users’ information.
  • Convert Facebook to a blockchain-based liquid democracy where users vote directly or by proxy on all privacy and governance matters. Distribute 10% of revenues to users based on years of active membership.
  • Do nothing; let the market decide.
RHUCoin reward
Vote: 15 RHU
Consensus bonus: 20 RHU
Total RHUCoin pool: 75,000 RHU
Eligibility: Venture Capitalist (VC) | Legal Professional | Journalist / Blogger | Regulator / Legislator | Technologist | Facebook user | 500 Lawyers member | 500 Tech Leaders member
Poll opened: 18 Apr 2018
Poll closes: 05 Jun 2018
Current jury pool: 4156
Status: Voting in progress
Michael Robinson vs IMVU Inc.
Voting Results:
View case on PeopleClaim
Poll opened: 03 Sep 2019
Poll closed on: 22 Jun 2020
Voters: 96
Total RHUCoin awarded: 1,920 RHU
Status: Closed
RW vs. ADT Security Systems Inc.
Voting Results:
Poll opened: 30 Apr 2019
Poll closed on: 09 Sep 2019
Voters: 100
Total RHUCoin awarded: 2,320 RHU
Status: Closed
Should illegal aliens be allowed to vote in U.S. elections?
Voting Results:
Poll opened: 24 Jul 2018
Poll closed on: 31 Aug 2018
Voters: 288
Total RHUCoin awarded: 3,645 RHU
Status: Closed
Claimant vs. Testarossa Motors, League City, Texas
Voting Results:
View case on PeopleClaim
Poll opened: 05 Jun 2018
Poll closed on: 05 Jul 2018
Voters: 352
Total RHUCoin awarded: 3,445 RHU
Status: Closed
Should cryptocurrency be regulated as a security?
Voting Results:
Poll opened: 27 Apr 2018
Poll closed on: 05 Jun 2018
Voters: 1547
Total RHUCoin awarded: 24,515 RHU
Status: Closed

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