How Appealing

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

“No bond: Donna Adelson has first hearing in Leon County in Dan Markel murder case.” Elena Barrera of The Tallahassee Democrat has this report.

Posted at 8:57 PM by Howard Bashman

“‘Foreign cyberattack’ stole data from courts in ‘assault on the Kansas system of justice’”: Jason Alatidd of The Topeka Capital-Journal has this report.

Daniel Desrochers of The Kansas City Star reports that “Foreign cyberattack stole residents’ sensitive information from Kansas court system.”

And Tim Carpenter of Kansas Reflector reports that “Kansas court officials confirm details of ‘evil, criminal’ international cyberattack; Preliminary assessment indicates information stolen for use on dark web.”

Today, the Kansas Judicial Branch issued a news release titled “Kansas Supreme Court releases statement on October 12 security incident.”

Posted at 8:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“Clarence Thomas has a beef with bellwether trials in mass tort cases”: Alison Frankel’s “On the Case” from Reuters has this post.

Posted at 8:34 PM by Howard Bashman

“It’s Not So Hard to Write an Opinion Following Bruen and Reversing in Rahimi”: Will Baude has this post at “The Volokh Conspiracy.”

Posted at 8:16 PM by Howard Bashman

“Pa. High Court Rejects ‘Percentage of Revenue’ Venue Defense; The ruling is ‘one of if not the most impactful venue decisions in the last 20 years,’ said Robert Mongeluzzi, a partner at Saltz Mongeluzzi Bendesky, who represented the plaintiffs”: Aleeza Furman of The Legal Intelligencer has this report on a case in which I serve as appellate counsel for the plaintiffs.

Today’s ruling of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania consists of a majority opinion and a dissenting opinion.

This is the first case in which I have achieved Pennsylvania’s version of the appellate trifecta. First, I argued and won the appeal before a three-judge Pa. Superior Court panel. Next, I argued and won the appeal before a nine-judge en banc Pa. Superior Court panel. And today, after my argument of this appeal back in March, we won before Pennsylvania’s highest court.

Update: In other coverage, Matthew Santoni of Law360 reports that “Pa. Justices Say Small Share Of Big Business Can’t Nix Venue” (subscription required for access).

Posted at 2:18 PM by Howard Bashman