Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Clash of the titans

From today's opinion list, in Stamathis v. Flying J, Inc., the Fourth Circuit in an opinion by Judge Widener, joined by Judges Michael and Gregory, affirmed the award of compensatory and punitive damages against a truck stop in Virginia for defamation and malicious prosecution.

The lawyers who argued the appeal were former D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals nominee Miguel Estrada from Gibson Dunn & Crutcher and appeals expert Monica Taylor Monday from Gentry Locke in Roanoke. Since Ms. Monday's arguments carried the day, maybe President Bush should nominate her to a judgeship.

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