Attorney Alan B. Epstein and his firm, Spector Gadon & Rosen, have filed a federal civil rights suit alleging that the Pennsylvania Superior Court violated their due process rights when it dismissed their appeal of a $1.7 million judgment against them on the grounds that they had raised too many appellate issues.

The suit was filed by attorneys Richard A. Sprague, Joseph R. Podraza Jr. and Thomas E. Groshens of Sprague & Sprague and names all seven justices of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court as defendants.