A Pennsylvania Superior Court panel has tossed out an appeal after finding that defense lawyers "blatantly violated" procedural rules when they flooded the courts with appellate issues that were too many and too wordy. Wrote Judge John L. Musmanno for the panel, "We can only conclude that the motive underlying such conduct is to overwhelm the court system to such an extent that the courts are forced to throw up their proverbial hands in frustration."
Court Tosses Appeal After Finding Lawyers Filed 'Preposterous' Number of Issues
The Legal Intelligencer
December 17, 2004