I am so very excited that I finally found a highly-qualified attorney to draft my tort claim against the various agencies and representatives identified in my tort claim notice!
He has requested a flat fee for this, of $1,500 in order to draft this in time for the May 10, 2019 deadline.
This is possibly the most critical juncture in my legal case, and is incredibly time-sensitive at this point —as this tort claim needs to be filed no later than May 10, 2019 (next Friday!). I am asking you (my readers) to help me find someone (you? a friend? a business associate?) who can provide a loan of at least $1,500 to cover this cost — and that loan will be repaid with – hopefully reasonable – interest, if so desired, within the next year (and possibly within the next month or two, if a settlement is reached on the tort.)
I also have other costs related to this (specifically, $5,000 due for my other attorney working on the case right now, and close to $5,000 for the bookkeeper who is doing the forensic work on the case right now) so I would be open to (and thankful for) a larger loan at this time (in support of my legal case)… but $1,500 is the minimum I need most urgently to go ahead with the next steps.
Despite my immediate urgent need for funds to pay to file the tort, my income in general is trending upward — especially with the money I earned in March of 2019. Through my advertising contract on this website — my business (Lead Safe Mama, LLC) earned more than $13,000 in advertising income in March, thanks in large part to #TupperwareGate2019 – and while most of that is already promised to my attorney team when it lands [in late-May/early-June], I share this to demonstrate that I expect to also have the capacity to repay loans out of earned funds from my work.
This is urgent.
This is a critical juncture.
Thank you all for your continued support of my work – especially in these trying times!
Please e-mail or text if you can help with a loan at this time: TamaraRubin@mac.com or 415-609-3182, and I will get right back to you a.s.a.p.. I am happy to pay even generous interest, and will also sign a formal loan agreement with anyone who can help in this way.
My legal team has been advising me to offer to settle for a low number, because fighting for justice is expensive and they are concerned that I will be financially, physically and mentally worn out by the end of this.
I am not worn out.
I am tired, but I do intend to keep fighting until justice is served — because I am not just fighting for myself and my own family, I am fighting for all of you, too. It should not be so easy for government agencies to destroy the work and life of an environmental activist with absolutely no cause – based on a fraudulent “anonymous complaint” [allegedly – we’re supposed to simply accept the claim that it exists; they have resisted all my lawyers’ attempts so far to substantiate that there even ever was one] .
We need to demand change in the system and my case represents that opportunity. Perhaps with your help we can set a legal precedent with my case.
Donations are also welcome at this time. My GoFundMe can be found at: http://www.GoFundMe.com/LeadSafeMama and my “chip-in” link to contribute via PayPal or a credit card can be found here: Chip-In.