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June 13, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE --New York, NY Four new class representatives have joined lead plaintiff Jonathan Tasini‟s lawsuit against TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc., Huffington Post owners Arianna Huffington and Kenneth Lerer, and AOL Inc. The class action lawsuit, filed in April, alleges that TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc. was unjustly enriched by valuable content provided by over 9,000 writers while outwardly engaging in deceptive business practices by hiding the value provided by its contributors. The added class representatives are filmmaker and writer Molly Secours of Nashville; writer Tara Dublin of Washington State; Public Relations and marketing guru Richard Laermer of New York, and renowned music and sports writer Billy Altman, also of New York. “These new class representatives are the consummate cross section of The Huffington Post‟s content providers,” explained class counsel Jeff Kurzon. “The class representatives are talented, well-respected writers who should have more opportunities to be compensated in the digital age instead of fewer.” The class representatives collectively assert that writers should be compensated for their past content provided to The Huffington Post and that, going forward, The Huffington Post should share some of the revenue realized from their valuable contributions. "Like so many other people in America, I've been out of work for a long time,” said Dublin. “For the past 2 years, I've been trying to make a living doing what I love. Ms. Huffington should recognize that bloggers are real people with real bills to pay. By joining this lawsuit, I'm standing up all for hard working, passionate writers who deserve to be paid for the value they create.” Laermer said: "I've written four best sellers, speak around the world constantly, and run a wellrespected PR firm. So you're telling me anyone would visit The Huffington Post if not for content like the type I provided? It‟s absurd that these folks think that I'm doing it for the exposure; it's the other way around!" Secours said: "As someone who writes, speaks and makes film about social justice inequities, I recognize injustice when I see it." “For over a year, I have seen my „valued‟ content cross-linked around the internet by the Huffington Post like a chain letter, helping build up equity to be cashed in by no one except the distributor. In essence, „syndication without remuneration,‟” said Altman, “Arianna Huffington is a little like Tom Sawyer – except at least Sawyer didn‟t sell the fence after his friends finished painting it for him.” Kurzon Strauss LLP is one of the premier New York based commercial litigation and corporate transactional law firms. For more information, log on to www.kurzonstrauss.com. Contact: Kurzon Strauss LLP‟s Jesse Strauss at 212-822-1496 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the lawsuit, simply go to www.huffingtonpostlawsuit.com. ##