Joshua Voss, Shohin Vance, Francis Notarianni, and Samantha Zimmer, members of Kleinbard’s Litigation Department, were mentioned in The Legal Intelligencer for their involvement defending a ballot petition challenge which resulted in $80K in legal fees for the plaintiffs’ firms. The dispute centered around a signature challenge from two Republican Primary voters who argued that candidate Mike Doyle, who is represented by Kleinbard, did not meet the required 1,000 signature threshold to appear on the Primary election ballot. Judge McCullough, who oversaw the case, ruled in favor of Doyle and noted that the objectors did not have a viable case and did not properly vet and prepare the challenges before bringing their objection to the court. The Judge credited a petition seeking more than $80K in attorney and litigation fees for not acting in good faith, which is now being appealed to the Supreme Court by the opposing firms, Elias Law Group and Dilworth Paxson.
“We’ll be interested to see what they feel is appealable at this time,” said Joshua Voss, who noted that he felt the time period for appealing the attorney fee award had passed.
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