Two of the three decisions released today affected the league’s standings. Riding the performance of Nash, Spindler, Grimstad & McCracken in John Doe 56 v. Mayo Clinic Health System – Eau Claire Clinic (a brief and a favorable outcome, but no oral argument), the Writs picked up 8 points—their first of the season.
However, the Affirmed emerged as the big winner, scoring a total of 16 points in two cases. Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry earned 6 points in Prince Corporation v. James N. Vandenberg (a brief, an oral argument, and a decision that was partly favorable and partly unfavorable), while Axley Brynelson contributed the 10-point maximum in John Doe 56 (a brief, an oral argument, and a favorable outcome).
As a result of today’s activity, the Affirmed vaulted into contention—tied with the Waivers just one point back of the Citations and only eight points behind the league-leading Gavels.