JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A proposed settlement has been
reached in a federal class-action lawsuit against LegalZoom Inc.,
the online vendor of legal forms and documents.
The lawsuit had been scheduled go to trial Monday in U.S. District Court in Jefferson City.
But California-based LegalZoom has announced an agreement in
principle to settle the lawsuit that claimed the company wasn't licensed to provide legal services in Missouri. LegalZoom says it
contains no admission of wrongdoing and lets the company continue
offering services to Missouri residents with certain changes.
The original plaintiffs were a Missouri resident who used LegalZoom to prepare a will, and two others who used it to organize a remodeling business.
An attorney for the plaintiffs says only that the settlement involves compensation for Missouri customers and changes to how LegalZoom operates.
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