ReviewGeek: DoNotPay’s Robot Lawyer Can Create Your Legal Contracts. “The new legal document service can create Business Contracts like Non-Disclosure Agreements, Independent Contractor Agreements, Bill of Sale, and General Business Contracts. It can always work up real estate documents like Residential Lease Agreement, Intent to Purchase Real Estate documents, and Estoppel Certificates. It can even whip up a General Affidavit, Promissory Note, or Prenuptial Agreement.” Obviously a robot lawyer is not good for everything, but it’s useful for basic stuff.
ProPublica: Tracking Federal Purchases to Fight the Coronavirus. “The federal government is spending billions of dollars to combat the coronavirus, and spending shows no sign of slowing down. Explore who the U.S. is buying from, what it’s buying and how much it’s paying.”
JD Supra: In Case You Missed It: New Website Provides Acquisition-Related Coronavirus Information. “If you’re looking for a single place to find information concerning the federal government’s response to the coronavirus that impacts contractors, the General Services Administration (GSA) recently uploaded a webpage on the acquisition.gov website that aims to deliver: https://www.acquisition.gov/coronavirus.”
BusinessWire: Suretypedia Converts to a #Crowdsourced Platform (PRESS RELEASE). “Suretypedia, the free encyclopedia for surety bonds, launches a major upgrade to https://www.suretypedia.com/, which provides a brand new interface and allows surety experts to contribute articles, update information and submit forms on its vast encyclopedia of surety bonds. The new home page provides users a dashboard to easily navigate the thousands of dedicated surety bond pages, browse featured articles, news, upcoming events and legislative updates affecting the surety industry.”
Naked Capitalism: Consumer Contracts Restatement Delayed: Consumers Win…For Now. “Over the last several decades, US corporations have succeeded in making the legal system more business-friendly. Earlier this month, on May 21, consumers scored a small win, when the American Law Institute (ALI) failed to vote on its Restatement of the Law of Consumer Contracts – effectively shelving the project until at least this time next year. For the non-lawyers, this topic may appear to be abstruse and technical. Please stick with me.”
Wow! A very dedicated guy has made a Google Sheet of MLB baseball contracts from 1996-2015. The sheet is huge, as you might imagine, with 2 tabs for each team: batters and pitchers. Another tab holds an inflation calculator. I found out about this via Reddit, thanks to the new method I’m using for monitoring it. Gotta write that up. (Hint, it’s NOT Google Alerts, which was doing a terrible job.)