DV LEAP is delighted to announce a favorable outcome on appeal in another international parental abduction case in which the mother fled an abusive father. DV LEAP, in partnership with our friends at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, submitted a friend-of-the-court (amicus) brief in support of the mother. The Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals ruled that the district court's order allowing the mother and daughter to remain together in the U.S. was appropriate.
We are grateful for Bruce Ericson, Alton Hare, Michael Heins, Kecia Reynolds, and Matthew Stephens from Pillsbury for their dedicated work over the winter holidays to make our brief a topnotch portrayal of how domestic violence is harmful to children even when they have not been directly abused.
A special congratulations goes to both the mother and her deeply committed counsel, David Yohannen, at Quarles & Brady LLP, for protecting their lower court win in the 9th Circuit!
You can read the 9th Circuit Court's opinion here: https://law.justia.com/…/…/18-16658/18-16658-2019-03-20.html
You can read our amicus brief here: https://drive.google.com/…/0B7xVX31_UGDFVW5GdjVSYWFrdz…/view