Schwartz and LoDuca fined $5,000 for using Chat GPT in court

Text from the ChatGPT page of the OpenAI website is shown in this photo, in New York, Feb. 2, 2023. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Two personal injury attorneys were fined $5,000 on Thursday for using fake cases and quotes generated by ChatGPT in court documents and then lying about it in open court. The Manhattan judge who imposed the fine left attorneys Steven A. Schwartz and Peter LoDuca to their conscience to decide whether the bogus record warranted a personal apology to the judges.

Schwartz submitted an affidavit to the court explaining that he had used the artificial intelligence program ChatGPT to “supplement the legal research” when drafting the documents.

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