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April 29, 2014, 05:36:22 AM
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Go back to your (dare i say manipulative?) trustworthiness guide, dogie. You are not helping and you are obviously not interested into listening. Thank you.

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April 29, 2014, 05:54:59 AM
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Go back to your (dare i say manipulative?) trustworthiness guide, dogie. You are not helping and you are obviously not interested into listening. Thank you.
There is nothing to listen to, you're going to sue a company but first you're going to tell us about it. I hope you get your money back, but I hope you actually do sue them rather than complaining and blowing smoke like so many do.

What exactly do you need as help, you've not made that clear in the OP. Put your accusations that I'm corrupt or bias in meta please, I'll see you there.

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April 29, 2014, 06:01:46 AM
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Dogie, after having sincerely tried to explain without any success for half of this thread why this is in no way a threat, if you don't mind, I won't reply trying to argue that yet another time.

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April 29, 2014, 04:15:13 PM
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Go back to your (dare i say manipulative?) trustworthiness guide, dogie. You are not helping and you are obviously not interested into listening. Thank you.
There is nothing to listen to, you're going to sue a company but first you're going to tell us about it. I hope you get your money back, but I hope you actually do sue them rather than complaining and blowing smoke like so many do.

What exactly do you need as help, you've not made that clear in the OP. Put your accusations that I'm corrupt or bias in meta please, I'll see you there.

We have no intention of suing.  Lawsuits in the United States only enrich the lawyers involved.  It is trivially easy to extend the resolution of any lawsuit by many years and the lawyers on both sides prefer that as it lines their pockets.

We are going to petition the court to place Hashfast into involuntary bankruptcy due to their failure to pay debts.  As the law requires multiple creditors to participate in the petition, this posting is to inform the community of the action and allow them to participate.  We anticipate Hashfast's strategy will be to attempt to disqualify creditors so we would like to file with an overwhelming number of creditors.
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April 29, 2014, 06:12:46 PM
Last edit: April 29, 2014, 06:22:48 PM by perezoso
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An edit because maybe it's not clear enough. The forced bankruptcy thing fails, by definition, if the debtor pays the creditor. This can happen after that the forced bankruptcy has been filled. HashCrap might decide not to pay anyone but to be ready to pay people forcing them into bankruptcy. That's the worst case scenario i was talking about before.

That's not necessarily bad, provided that the creditors who get paid don't keep quiet about it (i.e. no nondisclosure agreement!).  If Hashfast pays off people filing a suit like this, then the smaller guys band together and file suit themselves.  Several groups of smaller guys.  Recycle similar paperwork from case to case to keep the cost down. I would hope that we, the creditors, big and small could cooperate if that scenario unfolds.
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April 29, 2014, 09:25:36 PM
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Im interested, keep posting if u have news!
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April 30, 2014, 02:33:48 AM
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I assume since you mention that HF would likely use the strategy of DQing creditors that there is obviously a process for vetting actual creditors from people with other intentions, not your vetting process but the courts?  I always thought this move required one to have some kind of official creditor status like a judgement or something.  Basically a court vetted creditor in layman terms, otherwise isn't it still basically a "I say you owe me you say you don't scenario"?

If your angle is they need to be removed quickly to preserve the assets, doesn't that mean you need to preserve the assets while its under litigation?

I am curious how this can be done, can you share without giving to much away the procedural aspect of it?

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April 30, 2014, 02:54:45 AM
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I paid in USD.  Have wire transaction records, e-mails from Hashfast confirming receipt and that the order is okay, etc.  Can't imagine how they could DQ me.  The evidence is irrefutable.

Then again, if their shipping update posts are to be believed, they are on the verge of actually filling the remaining Batch 2 upgrade card orders, which would remove me from this action.... regrettable, since at this point seeing the bastards taken out is of more interest to me than the upgrade card.

Unless the suit will also be advancing Batch 1 MPP claims, in which case I'll happily stay in!
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April 30, 2014, 03:22:20 AM
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I paid in USD.  Have wire transaction records, e-mails from Hashfast confirming receipt and that the order is okay, etc.  Can't imagine how they could DQ me.  The evidence is irrefutable.

Then again, if their shipping update posts are to be believed, they are on the verge of actually filling the remaining Batch 2 upgrade card orders, which would remove me from this action.... regrettable, since at this point seeing the bastards taken out is of more interest to me than the upgrade card.

Unless the suit will also be advancing Batch 1 MPP claims, in which case I'll happily stay in!

I guess this is what I am asking.  Will the court hearing this request take the time to basically vet each claimant (because not everyone is as honest as you  Cry)?  Or will the standing be that you must have proven your case with litigation (being vetted at trial) to be considered a creditor.  They are asking a court to strip private citizens of a privately held corporation.  It think it's pretty clear one way or the other they are going to vet claimants, I always assumed litigation was required but if these guys have done there homework then my assumptions are incorrect.

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April 30, 2014, 04:17:01 AM
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I paid in USD.  Have wire transaction records, e-mails from Hashfast confirming receipt and that the order is okay, etc.  Can't imagine how they could DQ me.  The evidence is irrefutable.

Then again, if their shipping update posts are to be believed, they are on the verge of actually filling the remaining Batch 2 upgrade card orders, which would remove me from this action....

I think you just answered your own question.  My guess as to what will happen is that once they have the list of people who are making claims they will prioritize shipment to those people first paying them off with now nearly worthless hardware and also use procedures to delay any court proceeding to the greatest extent possible in order to give them the maximum amount of time to ship and nullify as many individual claims as possible.
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April 30, 2014, 06:27:38 AM
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They won't ship if you requested a refund.
And they won't refund you if you didn't request a refund using something else than your lawyer in a period different than the 15 days allowed by the ToS.

(i actually don't really know the contractual conditions of batches different than the first 2, so the 15 days period thing could be wrong.)

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Bitcointa.lk - Replace "Bitcointalk.org" with "Bitcointa.lk" in this url to see how this page looks like on a proper forum (Announcement Thread)
Hashfast.org - Wiki for screwed customers
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April 30, 2014, 05:55:04 PM
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I assume since you mention that HF would likely use the strategy of DQing creditors that there is obviously a process for vetting actual creditors from people with other intentions, not your vetting process but the courts?  I always thought this move required one to have some kind of official creditor status like a judgement or something.  Basically a court vetted creditor in layman terms, otherwise isn't it still basically a "I say you owe me you say you don't scenario"?

If your angle is they need to be removed quickly to preserve the assets, doesn't that mean you need to preserve the assets while its under litigation?

I am curious how this can be done, can you share without giving to much away the procedural aspect of it?

There does not seem to be that much to it.  You are making an application to the court, so false statements would expose you to contempt and perjury charges, as well as liability from the debtor you are filing against.  That seems to be sufficient to keep everything honest, and there doesn't appear to be a lot of bureaucracy associated with the filing.

Once in receivership, the receiver has the duty to evaluate all claims against the debtor so you do need to prove such a debt exists, but that seems to be the extent of things.

EDIT: regarding your comments about process and stripping assets from the rightful holders.  The receiver follows that process during the bankruptcy.  If assets exceed liabilities they still belong to the owners of the company.  What you can't do is operate your company with other people's assets without their agreement.  By not paying refunds that are owed that is what Hashfast is doing today.
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April 30, 2014, 06:01:22 PM
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I paid in USD.  Have wire transaction records, e-mails from Hashfast confirming receipt and that the order is okay, etc.  Can't imagine how they could DQ me.  The evidence is irrefutable.

Then again, if their shipping update posts are to be believed, they are on the verge of actually filling the remaining Batch 2 upgrade card orders, which would remove me from this action....

I think you just answered your own question.  My guess as to what will happen is that once they have the list of people who are making claims they will prioritize shipment to those people first paying them off with now nearly worthless hardware and also use procedures to delay any court proceeding to the greatest extent possible in order to give them the maximum amount of time to ship and nullify as many individual claims as possible.

If they do this after the bankruptcy filing, I believe it would have no impact on receivership.  They would still need to demonstrate that the company is solvent to continue operations.
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May 07, 2014, 04:01:36 PM
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Having been on both sides of law suits there are a few things to consider. The first of which is are there any liquid assets? The second is legal fees, who will pay. The third is obtaining a chapter 7 bankruptcy considering that the company may well argue that such action is not warranted. Also the company may file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy under which the company is protected from it's creditors. The company can also argue "Buyer's Remorse" and I feel sure they will have many other arguments.

Usually my attorney convinced me that while I had a good to excellent chance of winning I should consider the possibility of loosing and even if I win will the legal costs be greater than the recovered money. In all but one case I did not sue. I did win one suit but was never able to collect because there was no money to be payed with.

Note that there are already two federal lawsuits alleging fraud, along with five separate arbitration cases. See: Arstechnica post.

I'm not saying not to take legal action, I'm saying to go into this with your eyes-wide-open. Make sure you are not throwing good money after bad.

Disclaimer: I have no interest in the company in any manner.

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May 07, 2014, 04:17:09 PM
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Good luck OP! It's about time someone got serious with these scammers!

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May 12, 2014, 11:47:52 PM
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Hi, is it possible to join the suit? Can you send me some more info?

Thanks.

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June 04, 2014, 04:48:11 PM
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Hashfast is now in bankruptcy.

http://hashfast.org/14-30725.38.pdf

http://hashfast.org/14-30725.35.pdf

Moving forward there will be a lot of maneuvering and small players will have to be diligent.  We have spent a hefty amount of money out of pocket on lawyers fees in the interest of all those small players.  Moving forward we need to put in place a creditors council to make sure a fair resolution is made for everyone.  If you are owed refunds or equipment from Hashfast and want to support our efforts please send me contact information in a PM.
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June 09, 2014, 10:58:34 PM
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Hashfast is now in Chapter 11 - Hashfast files for Chapter 11 [coinfire.cf]

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