I have worked (in corporate cases) with legal counsel from large firms. The best we can get is between:
I have sympathy for lawyers who get blamed for dragging cases into appeal. In my experience, it is usually the clients who see this as a matter of principle. Lawyers tend to point out: Although anything is possible, I do not see our chances of prevailing as significant. However, if you will instruct so, I will file the appeal.
The law is what a Judge says it is. Even if he is an idiot, or drunk, or corrupt, you can appeal, but it is still only a Judge who decides what the law is.
There is no certainty in litigation. No more than there is in boxing (another arena where 50% of participants lose (and after the obligatory swagger)).
Copyright © 2017, Eklektix, Inc.
Comments and public postings are copyrighted by their creators.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds