It was only a question of time - Lawyer apologizes for fake court citations from ChatGPT

Roberto Mata sued Avianca airlines for injuries he says he sustained from a serving cart while on the airline in 2019, claiming negligence by an employee. Steven Schwartz, an attorney with Levidow, Levidow & Oberman and licensed in New York for over three decades, handled Mata’s representation.

But at least six of the submitted cases by Schwartz as research for a brief “appear to be bogus judicial decisions with bogus quotes and bogus internal citations,” said Judge Kevin Castel of the Southern District of New York in an order. ….

Schwartz was ordered to show cause why he shouldn’t be sanctioned “for the use of a false and fraudulent notarization,” in an affidavit filed on April 25.

Maybe he can enlist ChatGPT‘s support :wink:


It is certainly great how right lawyers insist on being no matter what.

Where have I seen that before?

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

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As I learned earlier today, “It is called hallucinating in the biz. It is a known problem with AI.”



Another word for mistake with a lot of crap piled into it.

Which is exactly what college educated folks used to avoid.