Thursday, June 16, 2005
"Excessive" Appeal -- Off Topic. This has nothing to do with the Second Circuit, but the Pennsylvania Superior Court's decision in Jones v. Jones may be of interest to appellate practitioners. The appellant (the wife in a divorce case) has raised 29 issues on appeal and listed them in narrative form in a statement required by Pennsylvania rules. The Court found that such a statement waived the issues on appeal and that the appeal was frivolous. The case was remanded for a hearing on counsel fees. The decision can be found here.