“New App Lets You ‘Sue Anyone By Pressing a Button'”

The developer of Do Not Pay, a free app for fighting parking tickets, has now turned his attention to small claims court [Caroline Haskins, Motherboard]:

The app works by having a bot ask the user a few basic questions about their legal issue. The bot then uses the answers to classify the case into one of 15 different legal areas, such as breach of contract or negligence. After that, Do Not Pay draws up documents specific to that legal area, and fills in the specific details. Just print it out, mail it to the courthouse, and voilá — you’re a plaintiff. And if you have to show up to court in person, Do Not Pay even creates a script for the plaintiff to read out loud in court.


  • I can see it now. Lawyers file suit against an app for the Practice of Law without a license. Get app banned….

    More at 11……..

    • 1st thing I thought too…

    • And they would file…by using the app!!

  • “I was a terrible driver when I turned 18 I got about 30 parking tickets,…If people are being conned with parking tickets, they’re probably being conned elsewhere.”

    One parking ticket in 30+ years of driving for myself.
    Something tells me this guy is just a sociopath with an ability to code.

  • And, apparently, it works.
    But like most things American, if it’s worth doing, it’s worth overdoing. Poor judges.

  • They should do this for arbitrations, where companies force arbitrations.

    This will result in two things:

    1. The American Arbitration Association will make lots o’ money.
    2. Companies will stop putting arbitration clauses in contracts, at least for small claims. They make sense if the companies want to avoid class actions and save money (because few people will arbitrate and they can pay off those who demand arbitration). If everyone seeks arbitration, companies will find that small claims court is a much cheaper alternative.