You have a legal question.  What can you do?  You can go to a lawyer and pay for the correct advice in context.  You can go to AVVO and get a general answer, or you can ask a chat bot.  Or can you?  Do chat bots know the  law?

          I posed a question for which I knew the answer.  In Pa if you want to make a warranty claim against the builder of your home, must you first provide notice of the claim and an opportunity to honor the warranty. This seems rather obvious.

          Consider the results of asking ChatGPT:

QUESTION In PA, if you bar a contractor from returning to complete the work or honor warranties, are you barred from suing for damages

ANSWER If you bar a contractor from returning to complete the work or honor warranties in Pennsylvania, you may still be able to sue for damages, but it will depend on the circumstances surrounding the situation.

Generally, if you hired a contractor to perform work on your property and they breached the contract by failing to complete the work or honor warranties, you may be able to sue them for damages. However, if you prevented the contractor from completing the work or honoring warranties by, for example, refusing to allow them back onto your property, it may be more difficult to prove that the contractor breached the contract.

If the contractor has not breached the contract, but you still bar them from completing the work or honoring warranties, you may be considered to be in breach of the contract yourself. In this case, the contractor may be entitled to damages for the work they did perform, as well as any expenses they incurred as a result of your breach of the contract.

It’s important to note that the specific terms of the contract, as well as the circumstances surrounding the situation, will play a significant role in determining whether you can sue the contractor for damages. It’s always best to consult with an attorney who is familiar with Pennsylvania contract law to understand your legal options and potential remedies.

Let’s ask about cases supporting these generalizations.

Let’s ask for some more authority.

The Chat Bot provides more cases. This seems to be too easy.

Let’s go deeper into the question. We ask “what if the Property owner has a warranty claim and just fixes thing herself?” “Can she still sue the builder?”

BUT the Bell and Ruzicka cases do not exist.

The Bot is caught and plays the misunderstood card.

I press the issue

The result? We are not ready to get rid of all the lawyers as Shakespeare suggested. But can we now apply the legal maxim falsus in uno falsus in omnibus (If the witness lied about one thing, you as the jurors may assume they lied about everything) to the Bots. Seems to me they are currently not acquainted with the truth.

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