Apologies play a large role in domestic civil litigation, and the desire for an apology may be a motivation for many litigants. When an apology is compelled by the courts, however, is it a form of punishment or a violation of free speech? Professors Lesley Wexler and Jennifer Robbennolt dig into this topic in the wake of the sanctioning of lawyers who submitted a brief rife with ChatGPT-induced citation errors. "A survey of the legal apologies literature suggests the vast majority of scholars believe that compelled apologies have at least some utility in some circumstances, with only a few aggressive naysayers," the authors stated.
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