The news broke today that a widely watched Missouri class action suit against online legal forms company LegalZoom alleging the unauthorized practice of law has been settled. Did the plaintiffs’ team unmask LegalZoom’s misdeeds and bring this hideous threat to the legal profession to its knees? Nah.
- TBD compensation for Missouri customers
- TBD changes in the way LegalZoom operates in Missouri
- No admission or finding of wrongdoing by LegalZoom
- LegalZoom continues to operate in Missouri
In other words, LegalZoom saves some litigation expense and now has a roadmap for beating back similar cases in other jurisdictions, and in the process will become a stronger, savvier competitor nationwide.