Darrow raises $35M for an AI that parses public documents for class action lawsuit potential

The U.S. is famous (or infamous) for its litigiousness: The country may not have the highest per capita amount of lawsuits (that’s Germany), but it has the most of any country overall amid a ver

ConfiAbogado wants to put a tech touch on Latin America’s legal system

Since its launch two years ago, ConfiAbogado has grown its client base to over 250 new clients each month.

Backed by Gradient, Fileread uses large language models to make legal discovery more efficient

Legal discovery is one of the most time-consuming parts of litigation and typically involves team of specialists combing through towers of documents. Fileread, a startup that uses large language learn

IP for startups: It starts with strategy

If your IP is stopping a big company from doing what it wants, that could, in itself, be a good enough reason for acquiring you.

No ChatGPT in my court: Judge orders all AI-generated content must be declared and checked

Few lawyers would be foolish enough to let an AI make their arguments, but one already did, and Judge Brantley Starr is taking steps to ensure that debacle isn’t repeated in his courtroom. The T

Apple wins antitrust court battle with Epic Games, appeals court rules

Apple has won its antitrust-focused appeals court battle with Fortnite maker Epic Games over its App Store policies, according to the opinion issued today by the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. T

Ask Sophie: How do we transfer H-1Bs and green cards to our startup?

Two of my colleagues and I were laid off, and we’re founding a company together. What do we need to do to transfer their H-1Bs and green cards to our startup?

3 tips for crypto startups preparing for continued compliance

Early-stage cryptocurrency companies need to continually assess their compliance obligations, address any deficiencies, and vigilantly monitor for new regulatory developments.

The current legal cases against generative AI are just the beginning

As generative AI enters the mainstream, each new day brings a new lawsuit. Microsoft, GitHub and OpenAI are currently being sued in a class action motion that accuses them of violating copyright law b

Harvey, which uses AI to answer legal questions, lands cash from OpenAI

Harvey, a startup building what it describes as a “copilot for lawyers,” today emerged from stealth with $5 million in funding led by the OpenAI Startup Fund, the tranche through which Ope

Commercial image-generating AI raises all sorts of thorny legal issues

This week, OpenAI granted users of its image-generating AI system, DALL-E 2, the right to use their generations for commercial projects, like illustrations for children’s books and art for newslette

Roe’s reversal will shake up how startups are built

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Wednesday show, where we niche down to a single to

Epic Games points to Mac’s openness and security in its latest filing in App Store antitrust case

In a new court filing, Epic Games challenges Apple’s position that third-party app stores would compromise the iPhone’s security. And it points to Apple’s macOS as an example of how

What hostile takeovers are (and why they’re usually doomed)

Thanks to the machinations of a certain billionaire, the phrase “hostile takeover” has been liberally bandied about the media sphere recently. But while it long ago entered the mainstream

Meta files federal lawsuit to uncover individuals running a phishing scam on its platforms

Meta, formerly known as Facebook, announced today that it has filed a federal lawsuit in California court to take action to uncover individuals running a phishing scam. The company says the legal acti

Avi Dorfman’s legal battle to be named founding member of Compass has ended in a settlement

Entrepreneur Avi Dorfman, who sued Compass seven years ago for not recognizing him as a co-founder, received a settlement and key acknowledgement today from the now-public real estate company Compass.

Apple offers $30 million to settle off-the-clock bag search controversy

California's supreme court ruled Apple broke the law by failing to pay employees while they waited for mandatory bag and iPhone searches. Now, Apple has offered to pay $30 million to settle the suit.

InCloudCounsel raises $200M, rebrands as Ontra to expand its automation tools for contract management

A typical enterprise grapples with hundreds or thousands of agreements, contracts and other legal documents every year, and it usually engages costly legal counsel either inside or outside the company

SoloSuit launches a web app to to help US users respond to debt lawsuits

Online service SoloSuit wants to help Americans who are being sued for a debt fight back using automated tools. The company, which is launching its service nationwide today at TechCrunch Disrupt Start

How to establish a startup and draw up your first contract

Founders are encouraged, incentivized and pressured to begin transacting with customers as quickly as possible to drive growth and revenue. But making legal mistakes early in the game can create costl
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