October 12, 2016

As U.S. Supreme Court Term Begins, Coverage Continues of Stris & Maher’s Cases

Stris & Maher is one of only eight firms that will be arguing multiple merits cases before the U.S. Supreme Court in the October 2016 Term.* Peter Stris will argue Microsoft v. Baker and Daniel Geyser will argue Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson.

Both cases continue to draw media attention. Law360 recently noted that a firm victory in Microsoft would “mark a big win for class action plaintiffs,” and Bloomberg BNA recognized the justices’ hesitation to decide such a controversial case without a ninth justice present on the Court. Both media outlets have also covered Johnson extensively. In one article, Law360 commented on the effect an adverse ruling could have on the debt collection industry. In another, Bloomberg BNA highlighted the impact a Stris & Maher victory would have on consumers across the country.

*According to data compiled by Michael Lieberman, an attorney who practices regularly before the Court, those eight firms are Hogan Lovells (5 cases), WilmerHale (5 cases), Perkins Coie (3 cases), Quinn Emanuel (3 cases), Bancroft PLLC (2 cases), Gupta Wessler PLLC (2 cases), Orrick (2 cases), and Stris & Maher (2 cases).

Read our case studies:
NACBA—Fighting Illegal Debt-Collection Practices

Coverage linked above:
Justices To Resolve Clash Over Stale Debt In Bankruptcy (Law360, October 12, 2016) (subscription required)
As Justices Kick Off New Season, Your Guide for What to Watch (Law360, October 3, 2016) (subscription required)
Microsoft’s Absence Shows SCOTUS Banking on 9th Justice
 (Bloomberg BNA, October 2, 2016)
SCOTUS Asked to Hear Two Cases on Stale Claims in Bankruptcy (Bloomberg BNA, September 23, 2016)

Related press coverage:
Chamber, Law Groups Urge Justices To Back Debt Collector (Law360, December 5, 2016) (subscription required)