FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO JOIN AS A NAMED DV2020 PLAINTIFF?
DV2020 selectees who did not receive a DV immigrant visa prior to 30 September 2020 but either (1) submitted a form DS260 or (2) were prevented from submitting a form DS260 are eligible to join as a named plaintiff.
WHAT ARE THE LEGAL FEES?
There is a one time legal fee of $850 for an individual and $1100 for a family to join the lawsuit. The fee includes an appeal if the initial decision is unfavorable. The fee is considered earned on payment and is not refundable. If, however, for some unforeseen reason we are unable to file the lawsuit the fee will be refunded.
HOW DO I JOIN AS A NAMED PLAINTIFF?
Submit the Eligibility Questionnaire. We will let you know by email if you are eligible and, if so, send further instructions on completing the required steps: 1) uploading documents; 2) signing a contract of representation; and 3) paying the legal fees.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS LAWSUIT?
The goal of the litigation is to remove the applicability of the 30 September 2020 deadline and allow DV2020 selectees to process their cases until the 55,000 cap is reached.
WILL A DV2020 SELECTEE BENEFIT FROM A FAVORABLE DECISION IN THE LAWSUIT IF NOT NAMED AS A PLAINTIFF?
No. This litigation will not be a class action so relief, if any, will run only to the named plaintiffs.
HOW WILL NAMED PLAINTIFFS BE KEPT APPRISED OF DEVELOPMENTS IN THE CASE?
Named plaintiffs will have their own members-only portal on this website where we will provide regular updates, share legal documents, and hold scheduled chats. We will also hold zoom calls where named plaintiffs will receive updates and be able to ask questions of the lead counsel.
I AM A DV2021 SELECTEE. CAN I JOIN THIS LAWSUIT?
No. We are in the process of preparing a separate DV2021 lawsuit. If you would like more information please use the contact us form below.
DO YOU GUARANTEE SUCCESS?
No. There is no such thing as a guaranteed outcome in any litigation. We believe we have strong legal grounds for the claims; for this reason we have committed to filing an appeal at no additional cost in the event that the lower court's decision is unfavorable.
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