Dear Author/Jane Litte Defense Fund

Many people have been asking if and how they can contribute to Dear Author and Jane Litte's legal defense. Consequently, this campaign was created. The Dear Author Jane Litte Legal Defense Fund will be run through Go Fund Me. Any donations made to this fund will be used for Jane Litte's defense against the defamation suit filed against her and Dear Author Media Network LLC by Ellora's Cave. You can read more about the suit at Dear Author .

Why a fund?

Because lawsuits are expensive (that's why they're so often used as a threat, if you've ever wondered). Because of that, and because the duration of the litigation is undetermined, Jane will need financial assistance. Jane's attorney, Marc Randazza, is contributing by discounting his hourly rate. Even with a generous discount, it's still expensive.

Jane Litte has set aside $20,000.00 of her own funds to fight this defamation suit and has paid the large retainer out of the fund but that money will be depleted quickly as the case progresses.

If you'd like to donate to the legal fund, you can follow this link to the GoFundMe site, and make your donation. Please note: these are NOT tax deductible donations, as this is NOT a 501(c)3 not-for-profit
entity.

All funds will be used for Jane's legal defense, minus the fees charged by GoFundMe, and because we don't know what the end result will be, we have no way of knowing what the total amount required will be. If there are any funds left over when the suit is finished, they will be donated to the Society of Professional Journalists Legal Defense Fund (http://www.spj.org/ldf.asp). 

If the fees do not exceed $20,000, we will attempt to refund the donations per the GoFundMe policies ( http://support.gofundme.com/entries/22603558-How-do-I-issue-a-refund-to-a-donor-). Countries with the following currencies are supported: $ USD, £ GBP, $ CAD, $ AUD and € EUR.

If you'd like to use an alternate method to contribute, there are two options available. First, if you'd like to use a credit card, you can send a contribution via Paypal to [email redacted]. Please make sure to earmark the funds "Jane Litte/Dear Author Defense Fund." As stated previously, if the total costs for the lawsuit are lower than $20,000.00, Jane will refund the monies donated.

If you'd prefer not to use a credit card, please email Sarah at sarah(AT)smartbitchestrashybooks.com.

Any amount that you can contribute is most appreciated.

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Sarah Wendell 
Organizer
Montclair, NJ
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