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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Which Circuits identify the attorneys on their opinions?

With Indiana appellate opinions, the names of the attorneys are identified at the beginning of the ruling, as are the lower court and the judge.

With 7th Circuit opinions, this is not the case insofar as the identities of the attorneys involved are concerned.

Yesterday, for instance, the 7th Circuit granted a reversal and remand in TORRAY STITTS v. BILL WILSON. It turns out that Bloomington attorney Michael K. Ausbrook represented Mr. Stitts.

For the ILB, Mr. Ausbrook did a quick survey of opinions of other circuits. The result:

The 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 9th, and 10th name the lawyers.

The 5th, 7th, 8th, and 11th do not.

Mr. Ausbrook notes, and I agree: "I really don't understand why any court would leave them out."

From the survey:

Posted by Marcia Oddi on April 16, 2013 10:10 AM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions