A website hosted on DreamHost aimed at organizing rallies and protests against President Trump is now the subject of a Department of Justice request for personal information of 1.3 million website visitors. In the wake of this request, citing privacy concerns, DreamHost is suing the Department of Justice.

Correctly identifying this issue’s large-scale public support, DreamHost turned to crowd-sourced legal funding on CrowdJustice to fight back.

For those not familiar with the term, crowd-sourcing typically involves large numbers of people funding a given cause or product. In a case like this, where the company asking for money appears to be on the side of the 1st amendment, it can be a smart and cheap way to raise capital. People who agree with DreamHost (or even just people who oppose Donald Trump) might be inclined to give a little. Heck, if each of their customers gave $10, DreamHost would have over $4 million to help fund the legal battle.

However, based on the $10,000 goal, this looks like a request more directed at the court of public opinion than an actual call to arms.

Lawsuit Crowd-Funding and Personal Injury

So what does that mean to your average Joe who is fighting against an insurance company to get money for an accident?

As we mentioned in a prior article, some personal injury plaintiffs have used GoFundMe to raise money for medical or living expenses. With a strong web presence and some marketing savvy,  this can work pretty well. For the average Joe, though, they don’t have time or money to get that sort of presence. They’re spending hours at work trying to pay the bills.

Uplift Legal Funding

If you’re injured and out of work, Uplift can help. Legal funding companies like Uplift provide cash upfront before your lawsuit settles.

Apply online or call Uplift today at (800) 385-3660. With some basic information from you, we’ll work with your attorney to review your case. If you qualify for funding, we can get you money within 24 hours or less.

The best part of all of this? Unlike crowd-funding, you don’t have to write thank you notes to a thousand people who donated $3 to your cause.