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In-depth Article on the Autoadmit Lawsuit

Dave Hoffman

Dave Hoffman is the Murray Shusterman Professor of Transactional and Business Law at Temple Law School. He specializes in law and psychology, contracts, and quantitative analysis of civil procedure. He currently teaches contracts, civil procedure, corporations, and law and economics.

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3 Responses

  1. JP says:

    Very interesting. I was surprised it identified so many names. I had though the plaintiffs sued as Jane Does? (I assume their identities weren’t hard to determine, but I think that was the first time I had seen them). It also ID’d several defendants, who (unless I missed something) had apparently settled in exchange for promises not to out them. This article would seem to decrease the incentive for the remaining defendants to privately settle.

  2. Howard Wasserman says:

    I would have liked to have seen a bit more about whether many or most of the comments are actionable, as opposed to being just reprehensible and obnoxious (which generally is not unlawful or tortious). Is this an example of gaining relatively small settlements because defendants want to avoid embarrassment, without regard to the real merit of the claims?

    That said, I am using the AutoAdmit complaint in Civ Pro and this story lends context that you cannot always get from reading a bare-bones complaint.

  3. You’re using the AutoAdmit complaint in Civ Pro? This complaint?

    Please tell me you’re using it as a negative example.