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Matthew J. Lund, a partner with Pepper Hamilton, was quoted in the December 6, 2019 Detroit Legal News article, "Case Study: Film to Document History of District’s Federal Courts."
"The documentary has evolved from a film focused almost entirely on the 'Million-Dollar Courtroom' in the federal courthouse," said Matthew Lund, president of the Court Historical Society and a partner in the Detroit office of Pepper Hamilton. "It now has a much broader scope, focusing on five important cases in the history of the court, while also offering an overview of how the court impacts the lives of those residing in the Eastern District."
The Million-Dollar Courtroom, which features more than 30 types of marble and is widely regarded as one of the most magnificent courtrooms in the country, will have its rightful part in the documentary, according to Lund, but the meat of the film will be filled with an overview of five cases decided between the years of 1942 to 2015.
"We had a committee select the cases and we believe that those five are among the most significant in terms of importance and overall scope," said Lund, who also is president of the Detroit chapter of the Federal Bar Association. "It was challenging to narrow the number of cases to just five, but we believe these five represent some of the most impactful in the court's history."
"We're approximately halfway toward our goal of raising the necessary funds to complete the documentary," said Matthew Lund, head of the Court Historical Society. "We've received important contributions from the US District Court, the State Bar Foundation, the Michigan Humanities Council, the Court Historical Society itself, and various individuals. We're hoping to raise the rest of the funds through various foundations, law firms in the Eastern District, and others connected to the federal courts."