Most Popular Case During Beta WINS $2,000!

Ujuj (pronounced "you judge") is a legitimate, patent pending online alternative to small claims court, known as Online Dispute Resolution. It allows parties to a small claims case to create their arguments on video and upload them to the web site for the Internet public to vote on the outcome.





How it works


CLAIMANT

If you have a claim against someone you know you are the CLAIMANT. You must know the email address of the person against whom you are-filing your claim. Simply video record your argument (3 minute limit) and return to the Ujuj website. Click on the Start Your Case link and you will be taken to a new page where you will register and upload your video argument, Provide up to a 140 character description of the claim and enter the amount claimed in the appropriate text boxes. If you have an argument, then select the Debate/Argument box.

When the RESPONDENT uploads his/her video counter-argument, the case will then go live and is made available for voting for a period of 7 days. When the CASE closes a settlement agreement will be emailed to you, It will contain the final amount the RESPONDENT is responsible for paying you as damages or the final amount you are responsible for paying the RESPONDENT. Final amount will be determined by the average vote of voters to your CASE.

BONUS: Each party to a case will receive a share of ad revenue based on the number of votes on the case. The payout percentages are variable and vary with Ujuj’s total ad revenue. An approximate payout would be $100 for 100,000 case votes. The more votes, the more money you make.

If you and the Respondent agree to use the Guaranteed Award Payment Option, your credit card and the Respondent's credit/debit card will be charged the amount you are claiming via PayPal/Venmo and will be held in escrow until the case closes. When the case closes you will receive a settlement agreement as explained above, and funds will be distributed from escrow according to the settlement agreement. If you win, you will receive your escrow deposit plus the amount of your award from the Respondent. A small award fee will be deducted to cover processing, but you are guaranteed to receive 10X the award fee. Your share of ad revenue could easily cover this fee.


RESPONDENT

If you are the recipient of an email notice from Ujuj notifying you that there is a small claims case pending against you then you are the RESPONDENT. Simply click on the View Case link. After registering for a Ujuj account you will then be able to view the video case against you. Take notes and prepare a counter-argument. Video your defense argument (three minute limit) and return to the Ujuj website and log in. Click the drop down menu next to your name, select My Cases, click on your case and upload your video. Only after uploading your counter-argument will the case go live and be made available for voting for a period of 7 days.

When the CASE closes, a settlement agreement will be emailed to you with the final amount you are responsible for paying the CLAIMANT as damages or the final amount the CLAIMANT is responsible for paying you. Final amount will be determined by the average vote of voters to your CASE.

BONUS: Each party to a case will receive a share of ad revenue based on the number of votes on the case The payout percentages are variable and vary with Ujuj’s total ad revenue. An approximate payout would be $100 for 100 000 case votes. The more votes, the more money you make.

If you and the CLAIMANT agree to use the Guaranteed Award Payment Option, the CLAIMANT and you will place the amount claimed in escrow via Venmo/PayPal, held until the case closes. When the case closes you will receive a settlement agreement as explained above, and funds will be distributed from escrow according to the settlement agreement. If you win, you will receive your escrow deposit plus the amount of your award from the Claimant. A small award fee will be deducted to cover processing, but you are guaranteed to receive 10X the award fee. Your share of ad revenue could easily cover this fee.


VOTER

You can help decide the outcome of any OPEN CASE. Simply register for a Ujuj account. You will then be able to vote and comment on any OPEN CASE.

Select a case, watch the video arguments, and then cast your vote for the amount to be awarded using the sliding scale. The sliding scale has $0 in the middle and the amount claimed at both ends. Based on your opinion of who is right and who is wrong, select the amount that the RESPONDENT should pay as damages by sliding the scale to the left or select the amount that the CLAIMANT should pay as damages by sliding the scale to the right. For example. if the CLAIMANT is seeking a $1000 award and you feel that the appropriate amount to be awarded is $400 then move the bar to the left to select $400 on the sliding scale.

Only one vote per case per registered user is allowed, If you have a higher rank, your vote will count more based on your rank. (Click Here to Learn About Ujuj Ranks), All votes will be averaged until the case closes. The average vote at closing will then be used to determine the final award. After casting your vote you will be able to comment on the case.

BONUS: If you achieve the rank of Supreme Court Judge, you will be paid $50 per day!

PRESTIGE RANK

How does Ujuj ensure fairness? First, our voting algorithm discards extreme votes on both ends of the bell curve.

Secondly, Ujuj recognizes the value of our Global Court members and has created a recognition system for our frequent Global Court members.

The top rank, Supreme Court Judge, actually gets paid $50 daily!

Global Court members with higher ranks (based on voting experience and accuracy) count for more votes than less experienced members. These higher ranking members have demonstrated their ability to understand the nuances of a dispute and to cast their votes toward a fair settlement.

The recognition system includes 6 levels that can be attained.

Juror

Level 1

Everyone starts at this level when they register for Global Court membership

1 vote cast counts for 1 votes

Juror Foreman

Level 2
Have voted on at least 10 cases
Votes average within +/- 15% of actual case outcomes
Shared at least 5 cases
1 vote cast counts as 2 votes

OR
Claimant/Respondent to a Case

District Attorney

Level 3
Have voted on at least 30 cases
Votes average within +/- 10% of actual case outcomes
Shared at least 15 cases
1 vote cast counts as 3 votes

District Court Judge

Level 4
Have voted on at least 50 cases
Votes average within +/- 7.5% of actual cases outcomes
Shared at least 25 cases
1 vote cast counts as 4 votes

Appellate Court Judge

Level 5
Have voted on at least 100 cases
Votes average within +/- 6% of actual case outcomes
Shared at least 50 cases
1 vote cast counts as 5 votes

Supreme Court

Level 6
Attain Appellate Court Judge level
Top 12* member accuracy score
Supreme Court Judges are paid $50 USD per day
1 vote cast counts as 10 votes

*Calculated daily: Supreme Court members will lose Supreme Court status if not in the Top 12.

VIEWERS

If you wish to watch the cases without registering you may do so but you will not have the ability to vote or comment on the cases.

CLOSED CASES can only be viewed (i.e. cannot vote or comment on CLOSED CASES). CLOSED CASES will display the final award.

PRICING

Ujuj is free to use during beta for both voters and parties to a claim, unless choosing the Guaranteed Award Payment Option. Plus, you earn money from Ujuj ads for arguing your case,

GUARANTEED AWARD PAYMENT OPTION

Unlike small claims court, winners have the option to choose a guaranteed award payment. To guarantee that the winner of the case receives award payment, Ujuj offers the Guaranteed Award Payment Option. Each party will have the amount claimed by the CLAIMANT charged to their credit/debit cards through PayPal/Venmo at the time of video upload. This charge will be held in escrow until the case settles. Cases will only be available for viewing and voting after both CLAIMANT and RESPONDENT have uploaded their respective video arguments.

GLOBAL COURT MEMBERSHIP

During beta, all Global Court memberships are free for the first year. After the beta period ends, new registrants will be offered a 60-day Global Court Membership trial for only $0.99. This gives you access to vote on all open cases and achieve prestige ranks, including the position of Supreme Court Judge, a rank where you get paid. When the trial ends, Global Court members will be automatically enrolled at $0.99 per month, billed annually.

RETURN POLICY

The CLAIMANT choosing the Guaranteed Award Payment Option can receive a full refund if the RESPONDENT does not respond by uploading his/her argument within 30 days

Because this is a manual process, 30 days after submitting your CASE, simply contact Ujuj at support@ujuj.com, provide your CASE ID and request a full refund. Enter "Refund Request: [CASE ID]" in the subject line for prompt attention.