Case Crunch Team Splits Up, CourtQuant is Born

The pioneering case prediction startup, Case Crunch, created by a group of former Cambridge University law students, has seen its team split apart and a new company born: CourtQuant.

Two of the original founders of UK-based Case Crunch, Ludwig Bull and Jozef Maruscak, will now lead the new business, while the other main cofounder of the original startup, Rebecca Agliolo, who generally had a marketing and BD focus, is staying with Case Crunch and taking on a lead role there.

Agliolo also has a BD role at US-based legal tech company, DASH, which is focused on interoperability of different tech applications.

In a statement to Artificial Lawyer, Agliolo said that Case Crunch will definitely be continuing.

‘I am the new CEO and owner of Case Crunch. Not only is Case Crunch still in operation, but we are expanding overseas, both in terms of exploring new markets and outsourcing, and relocating infrastructure such as data security and software development,’ she told Artificial Lawyer today.

So, aside from all the moving of people around, what does CourtQuant actually do?

Simply put, it looks at old cases and predicts how new cases will likely perform based on models developed from patterns in the old cases.

The company says: ‘The new platform has the highest prediction accuracy in the world and helps you choose the best lawyer to win the case.’

Building on the old technology, the new platform predicts legal case outcomes, selects the best lawyer for an individual case and offers custom automation tools for tasks such as insurance claims assessment,‘ they add.

The company also pointed out that CourtQuant products can add value in two main areas: 1. Accurate outcome predictions and custom automation tools improve business decisions; 2. Expensive human labour is replaced by efficient automation.

The move underlines a growing interest in the use of case prediction among lawyers. This is also the third news piece about a case prediction company in the last week alone on Artificial Lawyer. For example, see the stories on Sibyl and Solomonic.

Clearly something is happening here and it would suggest that the legal world is waking up to the power of algorithmic modelling for litigation outcomes.

Commenting on the move, Maruscak, who is now CEO, said: ‘I am very proud of what we achieved over the last two years. Starting as a student start-up, we have grown into a company with clients from several countries. Every additional system we build confirms our vision: the law has a transparency problem and AI will help us solve it.

While cofounder, Bull, who is CTO, said: ‘Over the last two years, we have invested heavily in Research & Development to build our systems. Through independent and collaborative research both at the University of Cambridge and abroad, we have revolutionised legal prediction software by bringing together state-of-the- art AI and the study of law.’

Good luck to them. They certainly have been an incredibly productive duo since their days at Cambridge in terms of making real their startup ambitions and Artificial Lawyer is certain this will be a success as well. Good luck to Agliolo also, who has been tremendously successful at legal tech marketing and really helped put Case Crunch on the map.