An episode of "The People’s Court" scheduled to air on Sept. 19 will put the advocacy skills of graduates Michele Grant, Class of 2009, and Leo Mulvihill, Class of 2010, before a national television audience.
Grant and Mulvihill represent B. Someday, a non-profit organization that operates Walking Fish Theatre, which was locked in a financial dispute with a landlord. B. Someday paid a security deposit after identifying a commercial property as potentially viable space to accommodate a planned expansion. When the company’s board decided not to lease the space, the landlord declined to return the deposit money.
The attorneys, who serve on the theater company’s board, filed a suit in Philadelphia Municipal Court after exhausting efforts to negotiate with the landlord.
The filing triggered an invitation to appear on "The People’s Court" and face Judge Marilyn Milian.
"She’s tough, but she made the right ruling," Mulvihill said. "The facts and evidence were on our side. We’re thrilled Judge Milian saw the case our way and vindicated the theater’s claim."
The episode, "Not Allowing the Show to Go On," is expected to air at noon and at 4 p.m. Sept 19 on WPSG TV 57, an affiliate of the CW Television Network. For the show schedule, click here.
Grant is co-principal of Grant Myers, LLC, which maintains an entertainment-based practice in Philadelphia. Mulvihill, maintains a neighborhood practice known as The Fishtown Lawyer.