2/17/14

Vorys Partner Quoted in Law360 Story Titled “Sidley’s Blown Deadline Shows Firms Need Careful Monitoring”

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Pamela Bresnahan, a partner in the Vorys Washington, D.C. office and a member of the litigation group, was quoted in a Law360 story regarding law firm deadline monitoring procedures.  According to the story, a company was unable to contest a $40 million patent verdict because its 18 lawyers missed the appeal deadline.

The story states:

“Pamela Bresnahan, head of Vorys Sater Seymour & Pease LLP’s litigation group in Washington, D.C., said that the judge’s decision barring AT&T from appealing the verdict was a ‘harsh result for what clearly was a docketing error of the clerk’s office’ and that the orders denying the post-trial motions should have been docketed separately.

‘The case is a lesson to all law firms that lawyers have to do the best they can to read all of the dispositive orders, but sometimes, it’s not possible in bigger cases,” she said. “If the docket is not reflective of the orders entered, it may cause a busy lawyer to rely on the docket and not check behind it.’”

To read the entire story, visit the Law360 website. (Subscription may be required).