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June 9th, 2023
Lawyers Blame ChatGPT For Tricking Them Into Citing Bogus Case Law
Litigation Partners Tyler Maulsby and Ronald C. Minkoff, and Litigation Associate Ashley Alger are mentioned in articles published by ABC News, Bloomberg News, Courthouse News Service, Law360, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, New York Law Journal, and The New York Post. Tyler is quoted in the article, "Lawyer Who Cited Bogus Legal Opinions From ChatGPT Pleads AI Ignorance," published by Courthouse News Service. The article discusses attorney Steven Schwartz's court filings which included fake case citations generated by ChatGPT. Arguing that Mr. Schwartz had not acted in bad faith, Tyler is quoted saying, “There has to be actual knowledge that Mr. Schwartz knew he was providing bad cases ... or that ChatGPT would be providing bad cases."
Read the full Courthouse News Service article here.
Ron is quoted in the article, "‘I Failed Miserably’: Lawyer Who Used ChatGPT in Brief Explains Fake Cases to Judge," published by Bloomberg News. The article discusses Steven Schwartz's embarrassment over the ChatGPT invented cases he cited in a case brief. Ron is quoted saying, "the case is 'schadenfreude for any lawyer,' because lawyers have historically had difficulties with new technology.” Ron adds, "the public embarrassment they've been exposed to is deterrent enough."
Read the full Bloomberg News article here. (Behind Paywall)
Ron is quoted in the article, "Humiliated’ NY lawyer who used ChatGPT for ‘bogus’ court doc profusely apologizes," published by The New York Post. The article discusses Schwartz's recent hearing in which he profusely apologized to the judge over the mishap. Ron is quoted saying, "There was no intention[al] misconduct here. This was the result of ignorance and carelessness. It was not intentional and certainly not in bad faith.”
Read the full The New York Post article here.
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