A year  after announcing an alliance with Fastcase, Ross Intelligence  posted a press release  today announcing that they will be shutting down on January 31, 2021. Ross Intelligence launched as the darling of the legal tech media with bold promises to replace Lexis and Westlaw. There were months of bold headlines featuring Ross enabled “robot lawyers.”

The press release implies that the closing is related to the high cost of defending a lawsuit brought by Thomson Reuters which was reported on by Bob Ambrogi.

Ross was unable to raise necessary funding for innovation.  According to the press release their focus going forward will be transitioning their customers to other platforms: Fastcase, Casetext and vLex.

 What This Means for Ross Customers

ROSS will continue to be available as it is today until January 31, 2021. Each customer will be able to export their personal data, including all data from their saved folders, beginning in January. We will be working with our customers to transition them to other services — including platforms by our friends at Fastcase, vLex and Casetext.

More to follow on this developing story.