Last December I wrote a post about a U.S. Supreme Court case that would consider whether a trial court judgment was final, for the purpose of seeking appellate review, if all issues in a case have been resolved except the issue of contractual attorney’s fees.
I have the utmost respect for our judges and courts, particularly the Connecticut Appellate and Supreme Courts in which I frequently argue. But my good feelings for the courts are tested when they publish decisions that suggest I filed an appeal either too early or too late. I’m an appellate advocate after all; my pride and reputation are both at stake. 🙂
On Monday, the Appellate Court issued a decision that said I filed an appeal prematurely. Ouch. So, allow me to push back, with respect of course.