Digital Evidence And Claim Management System Using Decentralized Node Computing and Java/Ethereum Virtual Machine Blockchain Based Protocols



Lawsuits are expensive which disenfranchises millions of victims who are not victims of crimes but have suffered civil damages.  Civil wrongs can be just as damaging as criminal acts; however, the only recourse for these victims is to file civil claims in courts of law.

And for millions of people this is not financially possible because the government only prosecutes crimes not civil wrongs; therefore, the financial burden fall sqaurely on the victims.

“Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.” Frederick Douglass

The Worldlaw system provides a simple yet effective method of safely storing evidence inexpensively in a user friendly environment. The Worldlaw system records evidentiary events and items of evidentiary value, things like legally admissible statements/photographs/audio recordings.

These items, the ESI (Electronically Stored Information) is remotely stored and memorialized in trusted third party satellite locations. The indexed files of these stored files locations is processed in the BlackBoxLaw system along with other legally significant information, and stored on the Ethereum blockchain. This process includes a series of data transactions that are passed through the Ethereum Virtual Machine from the modules of the Worldlaw system.

The Worldlaw System includes:
A method to establish a system identity A method to store evidence on decentralized nodes A method to retrieve eveidence from storage nodes A method to file a claim that a court will respect A method to add an agent/lawyer to manage claims A set of protocols to manage evidence in the claim A method of adjudicating of a claim
Simple tools and interfaces:

In today's environment all tools and user interface websites must be simple to use with just a few clicks.

The Worldlaw system provides several front-end user interface that are connected to a sophisticated back-end set of protocols that harness the power of node computers and a block-chain that can handle data management, angent representation, investigations, juries, a voting system, and opportunities for stake holders and donors to facilitate an efficient claim adjudication system.

The Worldlaw system facilitates ESI (Electronically Stored Information) remote storage and transaction memorialization in trusted third party satellite locations. The indexed files of these stored files locations is processed in the Worldlaw system along with other legally significant information, and finally stored on a Java based Ethereum blockchain.

This entire process is reduced to a series of data transactions that are passed through Swarm and IPFS nodes and then the Ethereum Virtual Machine from modules progammed into the Worldlaw system.

Evidence needs to be in a "forever state"

Permanence is a useful tool for evidence reliability.  Things like chain-of-custody, authentication, rules on hearsay each can slow the adjudication process and add unecessarry legal costs.

The Worldlaw system manages claims and evidence in a “forever state”. This forever-state allows claimants the ability to keep their evidence in places where it cannot be destroyed, or discovered accidentally by the opposing party. Storing evidence in non-private or unsafe locations where its discovery may lead to the physical detriment of the person in possession of the evidence.

This is particularly important in domestic violence situations. For example, victims of domestic violence are key beneficiaries of the OneLaw.Us system. Evidence of battery and other abusive behavior can be dispositive in courts of law to protect victims of domestic violence. This usually comes in the form of photographs, audio recordings, videos and other documents.

Unfortunately, many victims of domestic violence are too afraid to leave evidence of the violence in their homes, or stored on their electronic devices out of fear the evidence may be discovered by the offender. The Worldlaw system allows for the safe off-site storage in a format that can never be lost or destroyed, and leaves no reasonable signs of its existence.

Non-disruptive technology in a status-quo environment.

The Worldlaw system does not aspire to disrupt the U.S. court system but acts as a complement to it. The problem with disruptive technologies is that bureaucratic systems are slow to change and embrace new technologies. Developing and using a new-style judiciary system are only aspirational in the U.S. but may be rightly implemented where existing frameworks don’t exist or have failed.

Most bureaucracies operate with closed compueter systems because the government doesn’t want to give up the power it has over things like real estate title, pharmaceuticals, energy, and court systems; and if these segments are only going to run on closed systems then they can do that already with an Oracle database.

The difficulties in using better technologies is not necessarily a technical difficulty, it’s getting everybody; all of different partners agree to a new process or system. It's called a collective-action problem of trying to get them all on the same system. The system itself could be an Oracle database with multiple users with multiple independent log-ins and different permissions to edit the Oracle database; that's not a blockchain. Blockchain and node computing decentralizes power, it actually gives power to those multiple users independent of someone who sets up a centralized database.

This is of critical importance to the Worldlaw System; while bureaucracies will contiune to use antiquated systems, it is the general public, the victims, the lawyers and victim representatives that will most benefit because the evidence needed to adjudicate a claim do not originate from the goverment agencies.  The evidence comes from the users of the system, there for the managment of the evidence can also operate outside of the bureacracy as long as it conforms to the rules of law and evidence.  This is the true power of the Worldlaw System.

This is also exactly why the Worlaw System is unique to hundreds of other blockchain and node system applications available.  Its because the goals of the system, specifically having the ability to store information in a decentralized manner to get it out of the hands of the victim and into a safe system where the information receives a reliable timestamp, it cannot be altered and will always be available on-the-fly without any third-party interference.

With domestic violence situations, this can literally be a life-and-death matter because the keeping of incriminating evidence in a household plaugued with domestic violence often leadas to increased violence and sometimes even murder.

Use Cases Example Protocols
Tort Cases in Negligence Intentional Torts Contract Disputes Common Counts Domestic Violence Restraining Orders


In most accident & injury cases, the issue of fault hinges on a legal concept known as "negligence," and more precisely, on the four key elements of a negligence claim: duty of care, breach of duty, causation, and damages.  The cause of your accident may well be obvious, however the courts must be convinced with reliable evidence.

The Worldlaw system protocols are tailored for each cause of action to ensure the claimant and the testimonial evidence are preserved, documented an organized for maximum effect in deciding a claim.  
For example: we look at a simple jury instruction for a negligence claim in California. 

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Elements of Negligence (CACI 400)

Typical Elements for Proving Negligence

Element (a)

a legal duty to use due care

Element (b)

a breach of such legal duty

Element (c)

the breach as the proximate or legal cause of the resulting injury


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As a further example we look at the elements of a typical formation and breach of a contract

Breach of Contract (CACI 300)

Typical Elements for Proving a Formed Contract (CACI 302)

Element (1)

That the contract terms were clear enough that the parties could understand what each was required to do;

Element (2)

That the parties agreed to give each other something of value [a promise to do something or not to do something may have value]; 

Element (3)

That the parties agreed to the terms of the contract.

Special note:

[When you examine whether the parties agreed to the terms of thecontract, ask yourself if, under the circumstances, a reasonable person would conclude, from the words and conduct of each party, that there was an agreement. You may not consider the parties’ hidden intentions.]

The above examples are just a small sample of what the Worldlaw System provides victims of domestic violence and other civil wrongs. like intentional torts and vehicle accidents.