When we awarded Jenner & Block’s Susan Kohlmann Litigator of the Week last year for a win on behalf of John Steinbeck’s stepdaughter in a long-running family feud over book rights, it was with a caveat: This was unlikely to mark the end of the battle.

Sure enough, the family members on the losing side have appealed the $13.5 million jury verdict to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.