We rarely comment on ongoing litigation, but this merits some attention. Scott, Vicknair, Hair and Checki, LLC prides itself on standing up for those that cannot stand up for themselves. The media has said a lot of different things about the Two Canal Street Investors, Inc. lawsuit, but let’s make some things clear. Scott, Vicknair, Hair and Checki, LLC took this case on appeal based on allegations that TCSI was denied due process.
Scott, Vicknair, Hair and Checki, LLC takes due process and access to justice very seriously – it is the reason we became lawyers. The briefs and the arguments on appeal before the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals speak for themselves. TCSI alleges a trial was set in a manner in which a litigant could not defend itself. Novel arguments were made in this matter with an aim to prevent a corporation from asserting its rights.
We cannot predict the outcome at the Fourth Circuit, nor will we. The judicial system is designed to handle situations like this. This case is not about finger pointing. Every single attorney, litigant, and judicial authority in this case had a job to do, and they did their jobs to the best of their ability. There is no question on that point. We eagerly await the Fourth Circuit’s decision in this matter, so we may properly evaluate next steps.
It was our honor to stand before the Fourth Circuit and make the arguments that we made. There truly is no greater opportunity (and responsibility) as an attorney than to help clarify the law and protect due process. The Two Canal Street Investors, Inc. appeal was staffed by Brad P. Scott, Galen M. Hair, and Sarah M. Kalis.