An October 16 article in the Washington Post describes a new legal service app that makes it possible to sue with a smartphone and claim awards from class action lawsuits.

It’s called “Do Not Pay” and was developed by Joshua Browder, a 21 year old senior at Stanford. Browder describes it this way: “Lawyers say this app isn’t necessary but if your issue is below $10,000, no lawyer is going to help, and if they do they’re going to take 50% of what you make.”

So far, it’s been downloaded about 10,000 times and used, for example, to recoup about $11,000 from the Equifax data breach. The app allows a user to sue for an amount up to $25,000.

by Kate Lynch