Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Ritschel v. City of Fountain Valley (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 28, 2006)

This is why you spend the money (or give up a portion of your contingency) and hire an appellate specialist. Because, at a bare minimum, they won't totally mess up the appendix, and leave out important -- and potentially case-dispositive -- portions of the record. Plus, they'll probably write a better brief.

As a bonus, the Court of Appeal also won't slightly insult your appellate attorney. Which is what Justice Rylaarsdam somewhat does to counsel for Ritschel, Daniel R. Shapiro, here.

Affirmed. Sorry for the slams, Mr. Shapiro. Sorry for the loss, Mr. Ritschel. Stuff happens.