On February 2, 2023, Judge from Manhattan fined $5,000 to two lawyers for making fake cases generated by ChatGPT and then lying about it.
Two personal lawyers, Steven A. Schwartz, and Peter LoDuca, have been penalized with a $5,000 fine for fabricating cases using an AI tool called ChatGPT and providing false information about it. A Manhattan Judge imposed the fine. In an article published by Law and Crime, Schwartz submitted an affidavit acknowledging his use of the AI generator, ChatGPT, to “supplement legal research.” LoDuca, who was listed as the attorney in the case, endorsed a court filing referencing non-existent chances. It is worth noting that Schwartz, an experienced attorney with three decades of practice, did not sign the document as they were not admitted to practice in federal court.