Do Not Pay which claims to be the worlds first AI Lawyer is now being sued. Chicago-based law firm Edelson has filed suit in California against Do Not Pay. The suit claims "Unfortunately for its customers, DoNotPay is not actually a robot, a lawyer, nor a law firm. DoNotPay does not have a law degree, is not barred in any jurisdiction, and is not supervised by any lawyer."
Do Not Pay CEO Joshua Browder tweeted Bad news! Jay Edelson, America's richest class action lawyer, is suing my startup @DoNotPay
in California. Mr Edelson, who has made billions suing companies, is attacking us for "unauthorized practice of law" and seeking a court order ending any A.I product. He attached his legal response.
Joshua also commented Jay Edelson inspired me to start DoNotPay because he symbolizes everything wrong with the law. In a recent Facebook settlement, for example, he made $97,500,000. A minority of consumers made $375 and, the majority, who couldn't fill out complicated "claim forms," got $0
He finally found someone and filed his case: J Faridian, who has a Doctor of Law, according to CBS News, to play the role of the "injured consumer." Edelson claims that DoNotPay violates the Bar Act of 1927 by using A.I. to practice law without a license. First, the plaintiff has had dozens of successful consumer rights cases with DoNotPay, including canceling subscriptions, which he conveniently leaves out of the lawsuit. Second, Edelson claims that the plaintiff, a person who supposedly has a J.D and is training to become a lawyer, was misled into thinking that DoNotPay is a real lawyer. Seems a bit far fetched for someone who is qualified in the law. Usually, the best response would be to stay quiet/settle. Edelson has successfully sued Google, Amazon and Apple for billions. The NYT calls him the "most feared lawyer in Silicon Valley." But DoNotPay is not going to be bullied by America's richest class action lawyer. So, we are fighting back! We have the receipts, have nothing to hide and will defend ourselves. We may even use our robot lawyer in the case. You can read more about the case in CBS News: