Case Management Company Filevine Acquires Lead-Management Company Lead Docket

Media Law

While there, I took a detour to visit Filevine , the case management company that is headquartered in Provo, where I met with Ryan Anderson , cofounder and CEO, and Travis Tidball , SVP marketing and growth. Now the company has news of its first acquisition.

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Should you have a loan-out company for your work in entertainment?

Gordon P. Firemark

I’m frequently called upon by clients to form a so-called “Loan-Out company” for them. What is a Loan-Out company? A loan-out company is a legal business entity established for the purpose of providing the personal services of its owner/employee to third parties.

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Three Legaltech Companies, All in Contracts, Have Financing Rounds, for Total of $26M

Media Law

This week, three companies, all providers of technology for contract review or management, announced financing rounds, raising a total of $26 million among them. The second company to announce a financing round this week is LexCheck , which is also an AI-driven contract review platform.

Despite Pandemic, Companies Plan to Invest In Updating Legacy Software, New Survey Finds

Media Law

Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, companies say that updating underperforming or legacy enterprise software is a priority for them in 2020, according to a survey being released today. Conducted by the document productivity software company DocsCorp , the survey polled 500 U.S.

Atrium, $75M Company that Vowed to ‘Revolutionize’ Law, Shuts Down

Media Law

” Today, founder Justin Kan said he has shut down the rest of the company and laid off all its roughly 100 remaining employees, according to an exclusive report by Josh Constine at TechCrunch. On Jan.

Two Legal Tech Companies Postpone Conferences Due To Coronavirus Concerns

Media Law

Two legal tech companies today postponed conferences they had scheduled for this month, due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus. The trademark technology company Alt Legal cancelled Alt Legal Connect 2020 , a trademark law conference which was scheduled for March 22-24 in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Legal Management Software Company Rippe & Kingston Rebrands As SurePoint Technologies

Media Law

Rippe & Kingston Systems, a Cincinnati-based company that has provided legal and financial management software to law firms since 1982, has changed its name to SurePoint Technologies. In recent months, the company has invested significantly in product enhancement and expansion.

Top Law Firm Invests $8.2M in Legal Research Company Casetext

Media Law

Fueled by interest in its new brief-automation product, the legal research company Casetext said today that it has raised $8.2 “I view this investment as validation that the legal industry shares our vision for the future of law — and believes we’re the right company to build it.”

NBCUniversal Sues Company for Infringing on "NBCU" Trademark

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

No, the company isn't suing itself. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

Legal Spend Management and Analytics Company Bodhala Raises $10M

Media Law

Bodhala , a company founded by two Harvard Law School graduates that seeks to disrupt legal spend management through the use of data analytics, has raised $10 million in a Series A financing round led by the growth-equity investment firm Edison Partners.

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Tech Companies, ABA, Partner to Launch National Pro Bono Portal Targeting COVID-19 and Disaster Relief

Media Law

Two other legal technology companies provided funding for development of the portal: Clio , the developer of cloud-based law practice management technology, and LegalZoom , the company that provides affordable, online legal services to millions of people nationwide.

Investments Lag In Women-Founded Legal Tech Companies, Survey Finds

Media Law

Recent years have brought a surge of outside investment in legal technology and other “new law” companies. But a survey out today finds that women-founded new law companies received less than 1 percent of that investment over the last 10 years.

The Weinstein Company Hit With Racketeering Class Action

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"Weinstein’s widespread sexual misconduct did not occur without the help of others," states the complaint. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online nsfs

Epiq Global Down As Company Investigates Unauthorized Activity on Systems

Media Law

Epiq Global , an international e-discovery and managed services company, has taken its systems offline globally after detecting unauthorized activity. A company spokesperson provided the following statement: “On February 29, we detected unauthorized activity on our systems.

LexisNexis Adds Companies to its Context Analytics on Lexis Advance

Media Law

Today, LexisNexis is launching a further expansion of the product, Context Company Analytics, which will be available to subscribers of Lexis Advance. million public and private companies and is able to recognize the various entities and subsidiaries under which a company does business.

The Weinstein Company Wins 'Lovelace' Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The Weinstein Company Linda Lovelace Millennium Films Business A judge sees the difference between a porn film and a biopic of a porn star read more. Movies THR Online THR, Esq.

New GDPR Tool Helps Companies Automate Compliance and Documentation

Media Law

Even amid a global pandemic, companies are not exempt from compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, which applies to any company that stores or processes personal information about EU citizens, including U.S. companies.

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Edward Norton's Production Company Sued Over Harlem Movie Set Fire

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A man and woman who live in the building claim residents weren't warned by producers when a fire started during filming of 'Motherless Brooklyn.' read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

On LawNext: A Coronavirus Success Story – How A State Bar and Two Legaltech Companies Partnered to Help the Unemployed Get Legal Help

Media Law

On the latest episode of the LawNext podcast: A coronavirus success story – how a state bar, anticipating a tidal wave of unemployment claims, partnered with two legaltech companies to launch a pro bono portal in barely more than a week.

Kate Hudson's Fashion Company Exec Sues for Wrongful Termination

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The suit claims the company assumed Talitha Peters was being treated for an addiction to illegal substances while on a temporary medical leave. read more. THR, Esq. Style Style THR Online

Contract Management Company SirionLabs Raises $44M to Further Develop Its AI Platform

Media Law

Yesterday, I reported on three other contract review and management companies that had financing rounds totalling $26 million, so this brings to $92 million the amount invested in corporate contracts technology in a single day. Agrawal sold his stake in UnitedLex in 2011 and left the company.

Bill Cosby Scores Victory Against Insurance Company

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

AIG Property Casualty wanted out from having to defend the comedian against Janice Dickinson. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

AI Transcription Company Verbit Closes $31M Series B Round

Media Law

Following an $11 million seed round in March 2018 and a $23 million Series A round in January 2019, this brings the total investment in the company to $65 million. Last year, the company opened an office in New York City, and it plans to triple its U.S.

Another Day, Another $50M Invested in A Legal Tech Company

Media Law

The digital ink is barely dry on my post yesterday recapping a record year in legal tech investments , and today there is news of another — in fact a further investment in a company already on my list for an investment earlier this year.

E-Discovery Company Everlaw Announces $62M Funding round

Media Law

Last April, for my LawNext podcast , I interviewed Everlaw’s founder and CEO AJ Shankar, who was a computer scientist with a doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley, when he founded the company in 2011 as one of the earliest cloud-based e-discovery platforms.

Everlaw Investor Sees IPO on Company’s Horizon

Media Law

A lead investor in the $62 million funding round announced this week by Everlaw says he believes the company is on a path to go public, possibly within the next five years. We strive for companies that have a path to be large independent businesses and a path to go public,” he says. “We’re

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Alternative Legal Service Company Axiom Prepares for IPO; Spins Off Two Companies

Media Law

Major news today regarding the alternative legal services provider Axiom : the company has taken steps to prepare for an initial public offering and, separately, has spun off two companies as separate entities. The result of these spin-offs is three distinct companies: Axiom, which continues as a global marketplace for on-demand corporate legal talent; Knowable, focusing on enterprise contracts intelligence; and AMS, focusing on providing solutions for complex legal work at scale.

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Media Companies Just Got More Bad News in Gawker Bankruptcy

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A New York judge decides that California's free speech statute conflicts with federal rules. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

Merger Creates What Is Said to Be Largest Business Intelligence Company in Legal

Media Law

The merger this week of two major technology companies has resulted in what is now the single-largest provider of business intelligence technology to law firms, the companies’ principals say. The merged company will continue under the Iridium name.

In Interview, Epiq CEO Addresses Ransomware Attack, Layoffs, and Company’s Future

Media Law

Later, this blog also broke the news that the company had laid off some 200 employees. Previously, the company had not responded to my requests for comment about the layoffs. Background on the Company. He declined comment on whether the company paid any ransom.

UK AI Company Luminance Gets $10 Million Series B Funding

Media Law

The UK company Luminance , an artificial intelligence platform for contract review, today announced that it has completed a Series B funding round of $10 million, at a valuation of $100 million. The funds will be used to support product expansion and global growth, the company says.

LawNext Special Report: Clio CEO Jack Newton on His Company’s $250 Million Investment

Media Law

Yesterday, the cloud practice management company Clio announced $250 million funding round — one of the largest ever for a legal technology company.

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UK Contract Management Company Raises $5M from Major U.S. Investor

Media Law

Its customer base covers more than 50 countries and includes companies such as Deliveroo, Reach plc, Envoy and Skyscanner. It has twice invested in legal research company Casetext , leading its 2015 Series A round of $7 million and participating in its n 2017 Series B round of $12 million

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In Unique Partnership, Two Legal Research Companies to Co-Develop Products

Media Law

In fact, Fastcase has for years licensed its cases, statutes and regulations to other legal research companies, including Casetext and Ravel Law. Both of these companies have already demonstrated their ability to be creative and innovative in developing legal research (and other) products.

Ransomware Attack Reportedly Hits Practice Management Company, Locking Lawyers Out of their Case Files

Media Law

The case management software company TrialWorks was reportedly hit by a ransomware attack, shutting down its platform for at least four days and locking some lawyers out of their case files. I have not been able to confirm with the company if the situation has been resolved.

Smart Contracts Company Clause Raises $5.5M; DocuSign Among Investors

Media Law

The smart-contracts company Clause said today that it has raised $5.5 million in a Series A financing round. The round was led by Galaxy Digital , an investment firm that specializes in blockchain, digital exchanges, and business-to-business software.

Ava DuVernay's Company Sued in Dispute Over Documentary's Awards Run

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A documentarian says the company didn’t submit his film for awards as agreed — and now won't stop claiming rights. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Ava DuVernay Selma

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AI Contract Management Company Evisort Raises $15M to Drive Next Phase of Growth

Media Law

Twelve months ago this week, the company introduced its flagship product, Document Analyzer, a cloud-based AI and text-mining application that helps enterprises analyze and manage their contracts. Over the past year, the company grew from nine employees to 35.

ABC Sued By Insurance Company Over "Pink Slime" Settlement

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

AIG is resisting reimbursement of $25 million by arguing that the broadcaster had an obligation to go to outside counsel before running its controversial reporting. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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Gannett Makes Higher Offer For Tribune Company

Media Law Prof Blog

The Gannett Company has raised its offer for the Tribune Publishing Company to $864 million, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The Tribune owns several major dailies, including the L. Times and the Chicago Tribune. More here from THR

Ava DuVernay's Company Sued For Botching Documentary's Awards Run

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A documentarian says the company didn’t submit his film for awards as agreed — and now won't stop claiming rights. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Ava DuVernay Selma

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IP Docketing Company Alt Legal Makes An Acquisition and Announces Its First User Conference

Media Law

Alt Legal , the cloud-based, intellectual-property docketing software company, has acquired MarkTend , a trademark docketing and monitoring software, for an undisclosed price. In other Alt Legal news, the company has scheduled its first user conference.

David Letterman's Production Company Beats Lawsuit from Royalty Collector

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A judge rejects a lawsuit from Worldwide Subsidy Group. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online