Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) December 19, 2003
In a move that will allow future litigation, several distributors of the network-marketing company Global Daily Pay, Inc., a Nevada corporation, filed claims against the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Attorney General Peggy A. Lautenschlager, Assistant Attorney General Juan B. Colas, and Special Agent Kyra M. Schallhorn for violations of unfair business practices, fraud, negligence, disruption of business, and loss of revenue.
Court documents reveal that on August 1, 2003, Colas authorized a criminal search warrant to "immediately cease making the website of http://www.globaldailypay.com available for access via the internet until further court order." A Temporary Restraining Order is normally sought by governmental agencies in a civil proceeding to allow companies the opportunity to defend themselves. By denying the company its day in court, the search warrant violated the company's constitutional rights to due process. Additionally, Colas compelled the Global Daily Pay's web hosting provider to violate the court order and place a statement on the Global Daily Pay website.
Global Daily Pay marketed a variety of downloadable products on the company's website. Company spokesperson Michael Taylor stated, "The DOJ's actions are injurious to consumers since they no longer have the ability to access their products. The DOJ is injuring the same consumers they are responsible to protect."
"When the DOJ completes their investigation, they will find that Global Daily Pay did not operate any illegal lottery as they claim, and we have complied with all Wisconsin statutes. The facts disclosed in the Notices of Claim that were filed with the Wisconsin Department of Justice proves beyond a doubt that we are 100% legal."
Court documents also reveal that the $943,668 seized by the DOJ were individuals' taxable earnings. No other company funds were seized. Distributors claim that this amounts to nothing more than an illegal wage garnishment.
"It's a shame that individuals will be taxed on the income earned with our Company - even though Colas decided to seize their funds," continues Taylor. "Considering the time of year that we are in, I'm sure many families will now have a less than joyful Holiday Season."
Over 8 million distributors generate over $20 billion in sales per year in the network-marketing industry. Especially in today's economy, Americans have joined network-marketing companies as a way of generating a secondary source of income.
"Just as Amway did in the 1950s, Global Daily Pay is blocking any attempt to outlaw network-marketing companies in Wisconsin or abroad. The livelihood of millions of people's lives depends on this additional source of income," stated Richard M. Krawczyk, Ph.D., Founder and President of Global Daily Pay, Inc. "With American's living paycheck-to-paycheck, every little bit helps. The income they earn may be the difference of being able to put food on their table or getting a child through college."
Global Daily Pay does not maintain any offices in Wisconsin. The day-to-day operations of the Company and web hosting are contracted to a third-party Administrator, WorkDigital, Inc. - a Rhinelander, Wisc.-based firm.
Before the shutdown of its website, Global Daily Pay was regarded as one of the fastest-growing network-marketing companies in the history of the industry.
Global Daily Pay has retained the services of the Madison, Wisc.-based law firm of Hurley, Burish & Milliken for its defense.
Michael Taylor is available for interviews at 702-234-0331 and can provide supporting documention via email.
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