ONCE rare, amicus curiae or ‘‘friend of the court’’ briefs are now filed in the majority of appellate cases heard by the United States Supreme Court and various state supreme courts.
In the United States Supreme...more
One panel at the 2013 Appellate Judges Education Institute Summit focused on dissenting opinions: reasons to write them, their role and possible impact, and the preservation of court collegiality when dissenting. Moderated by...more
Law360, New York (September 11, 2013, 3:31 PM ET) -- Mary-Christine (M.C.) Sungaila is an appellate partner in Snell & Wilmer's Orange County/Los Angeles office. She has consistently briefed and argued cutting-edge appeals...more
It is common for experts to testify in civil cases in California. In construction and engineering cases, in particular, testimony by experts is often the critical factor in success or failure. Despite the importance of expert...more
In This Issue:
- Letter From the Editor
- Tips for Presenting, Analyzing and Resolving Delay and Impact Claims
- The Ever-Shrinking Federal Budget: Preparing for Contract Cut-Backs
- Colorado Court of...more
Originally published in The International Association of Defense Counsel -
Appellate Practice Committee Newsletter - February 2013.
At the 2012 Midyear meeting, we were privileged to hear insights on appellate oral...more
Originally published in The Washington Legal Foundation’s The Legal Pulse, on January 31, 2013.
In the last days of the 2011 Term, fresh off its decisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act cases, the...more