Coastal Network Asks: Why Was Andre Bouchard a Controversial Character?
We Got Quite the Answer From ChatGPT


Dear Friends,

I finally tried ChatGPT, folks, after hearing so much buzz about it. For an old guy, I’ll admit I’m slow to try new things, but I was curious to try it and I asked it this question: Why was Andre Bouchard a controversial character?

In summary, Bouchard’s handling of the TransPerfect case got him into deep trouble as he ignored evidence, awarded excessive legal fees, had close ties to his favorite attorneys and firms (Skadden), awareding lucrative legal fees, according to ChatGPT, and his domain over the court defamed it, questioning the integrity and impartiality of the court itself.

Well said, ChatGPT. If you want to try it, just Google ChatGPT and you can start asking questions.

In case you’re not familiar with it, as I also wasn’t, ChatGPT is a language processing tool driven by artificial intelligence technology and creates human-like conversations on the internet. with a chatbot. ChatGPT answers questions, and helps with tasks such as emails and essays.

It’s been on my mind lately as I’ve been writing about Bouchard and the Chancery Court Corruption that he ruled and fueled.

I’ll let you read it, as I pasted the ChatGPT answer below.

I would love to hear your feedback on this, folks. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?

Respectfully Yours,
JUDSON Bennett–Coastal Network

From ChatGPT:

Why was Andre Bouchard a controversial character?

Andre Bouchard was a controversial figure because of his actions during his time as a judge in the Delaware Chancery Court, one of the most powerful corporate law courts in the United States. Bouchard was appointed to the court in 2014 by Delaware Governor Jack Markell, and served until 2019.

One of the main controversies surrounding Bouchard involved his handling of a case involving the sale of TransPerfect, a successful translation services company based in Delaware. The case was brought before Bouchard after the company’s co-founders, Liz Elting and Phil Shawe, were unable to agree on how to run the company and decided to sell it.

Bouchard’s handling of the case was criticized by some, including Shawe and several lawmakers, who accused him of overstepping his bounds and favoring Elting, who was represented by attorneys with close ties to Bouchard. Critics also accused Bouchard of ignoring evidence that would have favored Shawe, and of awarding excessive legal fees to the law firm that represented Elting.

In addition to the TransPerfect case, Bouchard was also criticized for his close ties to certain attorneys and law firms that appeared before him in court. Some accused Bouchard of being too cozy with these lawyers, and of awarding them lucrative legal fees at the expense of the companies they represented.

Overall, Bouchard’s controversial actions and decisions during his time as a judge in the Delaware Chancery Court have led some to question the integrity and impartiality of the court itself, which is widely considered to be one of the most important and influential corporate law courts in the United States.