This webpage was last updated March 2, 2018.
What is a Receiver?
A receiver is an individual appointed by the Court, in this case, the United States District Court for the Central District of California in Los Angeles. The receiver is strictly an agent of the Court whose authority is derived from the Court as set forth in the Temporary Restraining Order with Asset Freeze and Appointment of a Temporary Receiver (“TRO”) which can be found in the Case Documents. The Receiver is a neutral third party and does not work for the FTC or have any conflicts of interest with the FTC or any of the parties.
Why was a receiver appointed?
In this case, the FTC is the Plaintiff and Digital Altitude and several corporate entities and Michael Force, Mary Dee, Morgan Johnson, Alan Moore, and Sean Brown are the Defendants. The FTC has alleged that Defendants have engaged in and are likely to engage in acts or practices that violate Section 5(a) of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. § 45(a) prohibiting engages unfair or deceptive acts or practices. Based on these allegations, Thomas Seaman (“the Receiver”) was put in place by the Court to preserve the existing assets while the litigation is pending. No final determination has been made with regard to the FTC’s allegations.
Why did the Receiver suspend operations?
The TRO ordered the Receiver to suspend business operations of the Receivership Entities if in the judgment of the Receiver such operations cannot be continued legally and profitably. Thus far, the Receiver has not been able to determine that Digital Altitude can be operated legally and profitably and thus has suspended operations until such time as it can operate in accordance with the TRO.
I was sent a questionnaire, do I need to fill it out?
The questionnaire is only required from direct employees and contractors of Digital Altitude.
Am I able to get a refund?
No refunds will be made in the near future. A claims process may be initiated depending on the outcome of the FTC litigation and how much money can be recovered for the benefit of consumers by the Receiver, which will take time.
Can I sue Digital Altitude?
As part of the TRO, the Court entered a stay prohibiting litigation against the Receivership Entities.
How do I contact the Receiver?
Please direct your inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or to Thomas Seaman Company, 3 Park Plaza, Suite 550, Irvine, California, 92614.