Update 11/4/12: The funds required to proceed with the appeal have been successfully collected in time

The Ellen Mariani Legal Defense Fund Committee is pleased to report good news.  We have collected the needed funds in time to allow Ellen Mariani to file a petition to the United States Supreme Court, for review of the decision denying her a role in what was originally her own 9/11 complaint.  Ellen’s attorney Bruce Leichty has already started preparing the petition.  The filing deadline is 11/23/2012.  The Supreme Court has created a docket page on the Court’s website, so that people can follow the course of the petition if they wish.  For a personal statement of the secretary-treasurer of the Fund, Vincent Gillespie, click here.

Contribution Deadline Extended to November 1, 2012

Update for 9/17/12:  SOME GOOD NEWS:  Although we were not able to raise the $11,000 which was needed for Ellen Mariani to appeal her case to the US Supreme Court by our previous deadline to collect the funds (9/11/12), Ellen Mariani’s attorney, Bruce Leichty, applied for and received an extension of time to file the appeal, with a new filing date of 11/23/12.  Therefore, we can continue our efforts to raise the money up until 11/1/12.  If we can raise the $11,000 by 11/1/12 Ellen Mariani will be appealing to the US Supreme Court.  Hopefully this will happen!  (Remember that even if we are ultimately not able to appeal to the US Supreme Court Ellen still needs money and any donated funds will be put to good use because she will still be facing significant additional litigation in New Hampshire state court.)

Also, we want to give a big THANK YOU to all the generous people who have donated so far.  Ellen and Bruce and the rest of us appreciate your help.