Court Imposes Sanctions On Lawyers Who Filed Bogus Cases After Relying On ChatGPT For Legal Research

A federal district judge has ordered that lawyers, Peter LoDuca and Steven A. Schwartz, as well as the law firm of Levidow, Levidow & Oberman, pay a penalty of $5,000. Additionally they must notify their client of the sanctions, and to notify each judge who was falsely identified as the author of the fake court opinions generated by ChatGPT.

The attorneys’ actions might not have warranted sanctions if they had come clean about their actions shortly after opposing counsel questioned the existence of the cases they cited, or after they had read the court’s subsequent orders requiring them to produce the questioned cases.

“Instead, the individual Respondents doubled down and did not begin to dribble out the truth until May 25, after the Court issued an Order to Show Cause why one of the individual Respondents ought not be sanctioned,” 

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