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.Mr. Ausbrook notes, and I agree: "I really don't understand why any court would leave them out."
The 5th, 7th, 8th, and 11th do not.
From the survey:
- Here's an opinion from the 9th Circuit for today. Counsel listed on page 3.
- Here's a recent one from the 6th. Counsel front and center.
- Here's an opinion from the 2nd today, with lawyers.
- The 1st Circuit includes the lawyers, e.g., here.
- The 3rd includes the lawyers, e.g., here.
- The 4th includes the lawyer, e.g., here.
- The 10th includes the lawyers, e.g., here.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on April 16, 2013 10:10 AM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions