WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — A Democratic consulting company is suing Project Veritas Action Fund, Project Veritas, James O'Keefe, Allison Maass and Daniel Sandini, alleging violation of state and federal law for recording them without their knowledge and releasing highly edited recordings in order to damage their reputation.

Democracy Partners LLC, Strategic Consulting Group NA Inc. and Robert Creamer filed a complaint on June 1 in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the defendants alleging that they gained access to that company illegally and made illegal recordings while defendant Maass posed as a Hillary Clinton campaign volunteer.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they suffered damages from having their sensitive information published. The plaintiffs hold the defendants responsible because they allegedly made illegal misrepresentations in order to gain access to the plaintiffs' private meetings.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek injunction against the defendants, actual damages of $1,034,000, disgorgement of all profits, statutory damages of $10,000 or $100 a day, statutory damages at the rate of $100 a day for each day of violation, or $1,000, punitive damages, all legal fees, interest and any other relief as this court deems just. They are represented by Joseph E. Sandler of Sandler Reiff Lamb Rosenstein & Birkenstock P.C. in Washington, D.C.

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia case number 1:17-cv-01047-ESH

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