LegalSifter wants to take the headache out of legal services, one AI-reviewed contract at a time

LegalSifter wants to take the headache out of legal services, one AI-reviewed contract at a time

LEGAL
Evergreen legal advice is to never sign a contract without reading it, but some legally binding documents are more complicated for a person with a JD than others. That's where McCandless-based LegalSifter comes in, with a service and software its leaders promise can take the pain out of understanding and signing contracts. “Contracts are the most important document in global commerce and they're just a universal pain for everyone,” the artificial intelligence-driven legal tech company's CEO, Kevin Miller, told Technical.ly. “They're a pain to read and negotiate. And they're a pain to keep track of, but natural language processing and machine learning, specifically, are uniquely suited to react to the novel language that befuddles us all on contracts.” LegalSifter users can upload their contracts, let the company's tools comb over…
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Sydney law firm Atanaskovic Hartnell hit with $185,000 penalty over workplace breaches

Sydney law firm Atanaskovic Hartnell hit with $185,000 penalty over workplace breaches

LAW
“From the liability judgment [of Judge Driver]it is difficult to discern on any basis upon which [the company] ... instituted the cross-claims other than Mr Atanaskovic's own personal animus towards Mrs Kelly,” Given said.loadingIn his earlier judgment, Driver said: "Mrs Kelly resigned because she could no longer bear the continuing denigration of her by Mr Atanaskovic."He said that in “former times, Mr Atanaskovic would be described as a person who does not suffer fools gladly. In modern parlance, he would be described as a bully. That is the description which I prefer.”Emails tendered in court show Atanaskovic called Kelly a “maliciously intermeddling fool” and a “lazy incompetent”, among other insults.In an email to a partner, copied to Kelly, Atanaskovic referred to Kelly and "menstrual based cycles".“The barb was directed at…
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Twitter misses sales estimates amid Musk legal battle |  Social Media News

Twitter misses sales estimates amid Musk legal battle | Social Media News

LEGAL
Twitter sales totaled $1.18bn in the second quarter, which fell short of the $1.32bn analysts estimated.Twitter Inc. reported disappointing second-quarter sales on Friday, another blow to a company that is already fighting a high-profile legal battle with Elon Musk over the fate of the social network. Revenue fell 1% in the quarter from a year earlier, its first annual decline since the middle of the pandemic in 2020. Sales totaled $1.18 billion in the quarter, which fell short of the $1.32 billion analysts estimated. The company said “advertising industry headwinds associated with the macroenvironment as well as uncertainty related to the pending acquisition of Twitter” were factors in the disappointing results. Twitter added 8.8 million new users during the quarter, in line with analysts' estimates. It's unclear how much Friday's…
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