They are are government contractor StratasCorp. The chief executive officer is Romeo Spino. The corporation is based in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
The middleman on the account is BMG, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The head of BMG is Rodney Burrell.
At issue is an unpaid invoice, dated September 27, 2017, with N15 day. The amount is peanuts: $1,125. I made more than double that a few weekends ago, in four hours, as an influencer.
McCoy continually hammered to his staff this reality: What they do is about the law. Not about justice. I am not seeking justice (I gave that up as a 1L in law school). Rather I am pursuing the enforcement of the law.
That is why I have made this unpaid invoice a matter I am sharing, at the present time, with my devoted blog readers, U.S. regulatory agencies, and collection agency AccountsReceivable.com.
If AccountsReceivable.com is not successful in the collection, the next venue for sharing would be either the PA Labor Department and/or small claims court in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Why am I not planning to approach a similar legal entity or entities in Virginia Beach?
Spino contends no contract was made with Stratas Corp. That is even though Burrell is listed on the books as a formal contract employee. The payroll department at Stratas directed me to BMG to be paid. BMG has not paid.
The questions involve points of law and national security.
Along with Spino, Burrell contends there was no contract made with him by me. That is, a written one.
Both men are right.
Actually, it is increasingly rare in this fast time that clients take the time for such legal formalities.
I contend there was an implied contract. That is the cornerstone of fair dealings in the U.S.
I had been assigned six articles by Burrell. I have the email evidence that:
- The six assignments were made. The topics were tech, ranging from blockchain to windfarms.
- The six assignments, when completed, were approved by Burrell. (However, the topics had not be presented beforehand to Spino for his okay.)
- Several of the six, upon completion, were praised by Burrell.
How the invoice part of this plays out is irrelevant. The economy is popping at 3%. My business is strong.
What is relevant are the points of law.
Work was assigned over an extended time period. It was completed. It was approved. It was commended. If that arrangement does not constitute an implied contract, well, one should question the whole U.S. legal system.
There is also the question of national security.
I was hired on the spot - that is, during a phone interview several hours after answering a help-wanted on the Pittsburgh, PA section of Craigslist.
Although StratasCorp. is a government contractor, I was not vetted.
I was not made to sign a Non-Disclosure form.
To my knowledge, Burrell had not signed an NDA either.
This could have the makings of another Ed Snowden.
McCoy's team knew that both the law could be enforced and justice could be achieved. That could play out in this ordeal.
Accountsreceivable.com collected the full amount today (11/7/17)
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