Appellate Law Center

Our appellate lawyers provide the latest updates on the appeals courts. This blog is maintained by the Litigation Department of Stevens & Lee.

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In Public Bidding, You Can Fight City Hall and Win (or at Least Not Lose)

Numerous public bid protests have been successful either when presented to the bidding entity itself or after review by the courts, and an aggrieved bidder should not think that their plight is unwinnable.

NJ Appellate Court Rejects “Hybrid Procurement Process” Used in Award of Ferry Services Contract

The resulting appellate opinion will serve as an important case for future bidding challenges, emphasizing that New Jersey’s competitive-bidding process is not left to the discretion of public entities.
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Litigator Beware! It’s Different “Over There”

Considering that Orphans’ Court matters cover trust litigation with large sums of money at stake, misunderstanding the rules of this unusual court can implicate huge consequences.
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Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Boosts Tax-exempt Bond Financing and Economic Development in the Commonwealth

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania issued its long-awaited tax-exempt bond financing decision, Ursinus College v. Prevailing Wage Appeals Board.
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NJ Appellate Court Strikes Down Misguided Attack on Women’s Right to Compete in Emerging Cannabis Industry

This opinion will serve as an important case for future third-party challenges to M/WBE Certifications, particularly in emerging industries.
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Thinking Appellate Reconsideration? Remember A Few Good Men

Most appellate courts allow reconsideration and reargument requests, but that does not mean they should be filed.
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Is Appellate Mediation Worth It?

These programs provide a way for parties to settle while on appeal, and often are free.
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