Originally Posted by erg923
Legal problems?! Yea, lets get the prosecutor that will take that case...
Ok, well it might be a little bit of a stretch, but some of these places do have you sign a legally-binding contract. If it is an institution, they may take up the case.
If they don't go after you legally, they may file an ethical complaint.
If none of those things happen, reputations will suffer and depending on who "got burned" and how bad (missed out on other applicants as well given the timing), they may vigorously make it known that this person broke their contract.
I don't know, I think taking offers and then going back on your commitment is not going to result in a good outcome. Perhaps I was being a bit severe, but I wouldn't be surprised.