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Merenstein, Solano Write on Appellate Law

03/22/2006

Bruce Merenstein’s article “Recent Decision Again Creates Quandary for Prevailing Parties” was published in The Legal Intelligencer's March 22, 2006 edition. Carl Solano also contributed to the article.

The article discusses the tendency of appellate courts to lose sight of a cardinal rule of appellate practice stating that only an aggrieved party can file an appeal from a final judgment. Bruce argues that in the case of Basile v. H&R Block Inc., the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania should grant review, which the defendants have said they will seek, and once again reaffirm that prevailing parties need not file an appeal or cross-appeal from subsidiary rulings when they do not seek to expand the relief they have obtained in the trial court.