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Sun Nov 11, 2018, 05:06 PM

Magnitsky ACT Bill Browder - Son's APP - Replaces Small Case Lawyering

Bill Browder is the international corruption fighter / whistleblower who lost a friend (Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky) to speciousness, related to Putin & Russia; which has resulted in worldwide efforts known as the Magnitsky ACT that President Obama signed into law - concerning human rights issues.

Bill's son, Joshua, is a Stanford student who created an app taking aim at make attorneys at law, obsolete.

As per the Wall Street Journal ( here ):


Taking the Law Into Your Own Handheld

Some attorneys are unhappy with a new app automating simple legal actions

Joshua Browder is an ambitious young man. A 21-year-old computer-science senior at Stanford, he aims to make lawyers obsolete, at least for humdrum troubles such as parking tickets, disputes with landlords, and small claims for which legal fees would wipe out much of the compensation.

Why not wipe out the lawyers instead? In September Mr. (Joshua) Browder launched a free iPhone app called DoNotPay, which he describes as the world’s first robot lawyer. Entering your details, you “swipe to sue” and can, among other things, fix your credit report, get bank-fee refunds, and claim payouts in class actions you may not know about.

Mr. Browder acknowledges apps won’t “be arguing before the Supreme Court anytime soon.” But “for a simple case, where someone has stolen your security deposit, I think there’s no reason why you have to have a lawyer.”

If there’s a righteous quality about Mr. Browder, it’s probably in his genes. His father is Bill Browder, the British-American portfolio investor who made impressive sums in Russia before falling foul of Vladimir Putin and becoming the strongman’s most vocal Western critic. Joshua Browder is a great-grandson of Earl Browder (1891-1973), the Communist Party USA’s presidential nominee in 1936 and 1940. The young Mr. Browder is sure Earl would approve of DoNotPay, “even if he wouldn’t agree with all of what Silicon Valley does.”




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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2018, 05:12 PM

1. That apple didn't fall far from the tree!

Glad it's the kind of tree that produces the good stuff!

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2018, 05:12 PM

2. No Android, no good

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 11, 2018, 05:32 PM

3. I'll find out why

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