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Zeek Rewards: Todd Disner Files Motion to Strike Plaintiff’s Affidavit and Entry of Default Judgement

Posted by ASDUpdates on 25th July 2014

True to form, Todd Disner is filing more Pro Se motions to get some form of “do-over” based on the self-professed “lack of knowledge” that he was supposed to reply by a certain date. But then, this is not his first rodeo; he was a prominent figue in the ASD case and he is no stranger to the legal system. He and his suspended lawyer friend, Dwight Schweitzer, inserted themselves into the ASD case numerous times.

Now, as what many call a “serial promoter”, Disner now find himself neck deep in Zeek.  His motion today espouses the following:

  • The Affidavit of Michael Busen is both false and misleading… that the total sums received by the Defendant were not in fact received by him either personally or as a trustee of Kestrel Spendthrift Trust.
  • The Defendant has no knowledge of how the sums alleged in the Plaintiff’s Affidavit were arrived at.
  • Under the business agreement with Zeek rewards, the Defendant was entitled to be paid as a result of performing certain activities he was required to engage in on that day..

What utter nonsense.  Let us not forget that Disner made it a point to showcase his large, new Condo on YouTube, a Condo he bought with proceeds from Zeek Rewards.

Secondarily, Disner filed a “Counter-Affidavit in Opposition to the Plaintiff’s Motion that a Default judgement be Entered Against the Defendant and in Support of the Defendant’s Motion to Strike the Plaintiff’s Supporting Affidavit”.  Holy crap, the title is as long as the rest of the filing!

Disner goes on to say he does not believe the sums mentioned by the Plaintiff are accurate and that because there is “no listing by date, amount, check number and payee” that they are not his??

I have uploaded this filing to the Files website.

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Zeek Rewards: Receiver Files Another Motion for Default Judgement

Posted by ASDUpdates on 10th July 2014

This “MOTION FOR DEFAULT JUDGMENT BY CLERK OF COURT” is for Darryle Douglas: (emphasis added)

The Clerk entered default against Defendant Douglas on July 3, 2014. See Doc. No. 33.
As the attorney affidavit from the Receiver’s Application for Entry of Default states, Defendant
Douglas is neither a minor nor an incompetent person, nor is he a member of the Armed Forces
of the United States of America or any of its Allies. See Doc. No. 32-1 at ¶ 2.

Therefore, pursuant to Rule 55(b)(1)’s directive, the Receiver respectfully requests that
the Clerk of Court enter judgment against Defendant Douglas for $1,971,374.27 plus interest at
the North Carolina statutory rate from the date of the last transfer (August 15, 2012) to the
present in the amount of $299,864.93. Accordingly, default judgment should be entered against Defendant Douglas for the total sum of $2,271,239.20.

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Zeek Rewards: Receiver Files Motions For Default Judgements by Clerk

Posted by ASDUpdates on 9th July 2014

After 3 days of inactivity, we have these three filings from Kenneth Bell, Zeek Rewards’ Receiver, Motions for Default Judgements by the Clerk for the following defendants: (emphasis added)

  • Todd Disner
    • The Clerk entered default against Defendant Disner on July 3, 2014. See Doc. No. 42.
      As the attorney affidavit from the Receiver’s Application for Entry of Default states, Defendant Disner is neither a minor nor an incompetent person, nor is he a member of the Armed Forces of the United States of America or any of its Allies. See Doc. No. 39-1 at ¶ 3.
    • Therefore, pursuant to Rule 55(b)(1)’s directive, the Receiver respectfully requests that the Clerk of Court enter judgment against Defendant Disner for $1,800,037.06 plus interest at the North Carolina statutory rate from the date of the last transfer (July 30, 2012) to the present in the amount of $279,720.82. Accordingly, default judgment should be entered against Defendant Disner for the total sum of $2,079,757.88.
  • David Sorrells
    • The Clerk entered default against Defendant Sorrells on July 3, 2014. See Doc. No. 42.
      As the attorney affidavit from the Receiver’s Application for Entry of Default states, Defendant Sorrells is neither a minor nor an incompetent person, nor is he a member of the Armed Forces of the United States of America or any of its Allies. See Doc. No. 39-1 at ¶ 3.
    • Therefore, pursuant to Rule 55(b)(1)’s directive, the Receiver respectfully requests that
      the Clerk of Court enter judgment against Defendant Sorrells for $1,039,568.49 plus interest at the North Carolina statutory rate from the date of the last transfer (August 16, 2012) to the present in the amount of $157,672.63. Accordingly, default judgment should be entered against Defendant Sorrells for the total sum of $1,197,241.12.
  • Michael Van Leeuwen
    • The Clerk entered default against Defendant Van Leeuwen on July 3, 2014. See Doc.
      No. 42. As the attorney affidavit from the Receiver’s Application for Entry of Default states, Defendant Van Leeuwen is neither a minor nor an incompetent person, nor is he a member of the Armed Forces of the United States of America or any of its Allies. See Doc. No. 39-1 at ¶ 3.
    • Therefore, pursuant to Rule 55(b)(1)’s directive, the Receiver respectfully requests that
      the Clerk of Court enter judgment against Defendant Van Leeuwen for $1,404,432.92 plus interest at the North Carolina statutory rate from the date of the last transfer (August 16, 2012) to the present in the amount of $213,012.07. Accordingly, default judgment should be entered against Defendant Van Leeuwen for the total sum of $1,617,444.99.

 

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Zeek Rewards: More on Bell’s Class Action Suits and Recent Defaults

Posted by ASDUpdates on 4th July 2014

The case I am writing about today is the Class Action suit brought by Zeek Receiver, Kenneth D. Bell,  against what have been termed the “Net Winners”. While there have been some “Entry of Default” filings in the case, from what I can find, there still needs to be a Jury Trial to determine what monetary values these defaults actually end up being.  I suppose there must be some method in their madness in failing to file a response to the Complaint before the deadline of June 30, 2014.

Many of us who follow these scams and schemes thought the ASD/AdSurfDaily would set some form of “precedence” and be the poster child for how to prosecute and/or curtail the exponential increase of individuals and “opportunities” to separate you from your money, all the while telling you how they can double or triple it with some amazing, heretofore unknown business model that even they do not understand. There are unmistakeable similarities between ASD, Zeek Rewards, and other still operating scams.

No one makes lots of money reading or placing ads on a website, people!!

 


 

In the Bell v. Disner et al Civil Class Action original Complaint, and to refresh our memories of the allegations, we have the following defendants whose names and alleged amounts are taken from this Complaint:

  • Todd Disner, a former ZeekRewards “affiliate” and “net winner” of more than $1,875,000
  • Trudy Gilmond, former “field liaison” and “net winner” of more than $1,750,000
  • Jerry Napier, a former ZeekRewards “affiliate” and “net winner” of more than $1,745,000
  • Durant Brockett, a former ZeekRewards “affiliate” and “net winner” of more than $1,720,000
  • Rhonda Gates, a former ZeekRewards “affiliate” and “net winner” of more than $1,425,000
  • Michael Van Leeuwen,  a former ZeekRewards “affiliate” and  a “net winner” of more than $1,400,000
  • David Sorrells, a former ZeekRewards “affiliate” and “net winner” of more than $1,000,000
  • T. Le Mont Silver Sr., a former ZeekRewards “affiliate” and “net winner” of more than $773,000
  • Aaron and Shara Andrews,  ZeekRewards “net winners” of more than $1,000,000
  • David and Mary Kettner, former ZeekRewards “affiliates” and “net winners” of more
    than $930,000
  • Lori Jean Weber, a ZeekRewards “net winner” of more than $1,940,000

 

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Zeek Rewards: More Clerk’s “Entry of Default”

Posted by ASDUpdates on 3rd July 2014

The US District Court Clerk has issued an Entry of Default for these three Defendants in this Civil case Bell v. Disner, et al  (14-cv-00091-GCM):

  • David Sorrells
  • Michael Van Leeuwen
  • Todd Disner

All three Defaults were due to the Affidavits in Support, which contained this:

More than twenty one (21) days have elapsed since the Defendant was served, and the Defendant has failed to plead or otherwise defend as provided by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

In addition, the Court’s June 30, 2014 deadline in this case for filing a responsive pleading has also passed, and the Defendant has failed to plead or otherwise defend as provided by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

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Zeek Rewards: Clerk’s Entry of Default Against Darryle Douglas

Posted by ASDUpdates on 3rd July 2014

Bell v. Burks, et al  (14-cv-00089-GCM)

ENTRY OF DEFAULT

It appearing that the Complaint was filed in this case on February 28, 2014; that the Summons and Complaint were duly served upon the Defendant, Darryle Douglas, and no answer or other pleading has been filed by said Defendant as required by law;

Therefore, upon request of the Plaintiff, default is hereby entered against the Defendant, Darryle Douglas, as provided in Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 55(a).

Signed: July 3, 2014

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Zeek Rewards: Receiver Files Motions for Default Judgements

Posted by ASDUpdates on 2nd July 2014

In the civil cases entitled Bell v. Burks et al and Bell v. Disner et al, the receiver is asking for the following:

Bell v. Burks, et al  (14-cv-00089-GCM)

  • MOTION for Entry of Default against Darryle Douglas (Docs 31 and 32)

Bell v. Disner, et al  (14-cv-00091-GCM)

  • MOTION for Entry of Default against David Sorrells  (Doc 39)
  • MOTION for Entry of Default against Michael Van Leeuwen  (Doc 40)
  • MOTION for Entry of Default against Todd Disner  (Doc 41)

I have uploaded these new filings onto the Files website.

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Zeek Rewards: ORDER Issued on Belsome’s Motion for Clarification

Posted by ASDUpdates on 2nd July 2014

Judge graham Mullen issued the following Order today, specifying that the receiver will not issue a distribution check to a law firm’s address: (emphasis added)

This matter is before the Court upon Plaintiffs Johnny Belsome, et al.’s (the “Belsome Plaintiffs”) Motion for Clarification and/or Reconsideration (Doc. No. 201). The Belsome Plaintiffs seek clarification and/or reconsideration of the Court’s Order issued on March 26, 2014 approving the Receiver’s proposed distribution procedures. (Doc. No. 199). Paragraph 33 of that Order includes the following language:

Delivery of Distributions in General. The Receiver shall make distributions solely to the holders of allowed Claims without regard to any Claim or interest asserted by any third party in such distributions. Distributions shall be made to the holders of allowed Claims at the addresses set forth in the Claims asserted by such holders, as amended by such holders on the Claims Portal.

The Belsome Plaintiffs have indicated that it is unclear whether the Court is endorsing the Receiver’s stated intention to not make distributions to attorneys’ addresses. The Court will clarify its Order as follows: The Receiver will not issue a distribution check to a law firm’s address. The claimant must amend the address on the Claim Portal to provide the claimant’s actual address. Until the amendment of a claimant’s address is made, no distribution will be made to such claimant.

IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that The Motion for Clarification is hereby GRANTED and the Court’s Order of March 26, 2014 is clarified as stated above.

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Zeek Rewards: July 2nd Update from Receiver

Posted by ASDUpdates on 2nd July 2014

UPDATE FROM THE RECEIVER – July 2, 2014

The Department of Justice has begun posting information related to victims’ rights in the criminal matter of United States v. Dawn Wright Olivares and Dan Olivares – Case No: 3:13-cr-335. Click here for information on that case.

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Zeek Rewards: More Affiliates File Counterclaims

Posted by ASDUpdates on 1st July 2014

Today we have 3 more Zeek affiliates filing Answers to Complaint and Counterclaims:

  • Trudy Gilmond, LLC and Trudy Gilmond
  • Jerry Napier
  • Darren Miller

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