Appellate Procedure,  Sanctions

Rare Frivolous Appeal Sanction Levied

A few months ago, I told you how a study by Ben Shatz and Joanne Sweeny in Whittier Law Review disclosed just how rarely sanctions are levied in the Court of Appeal. But “rarely” doesn’t mean “never,” and last Thursday was one of those rare occasions.

Legal Pad covers the merits. California Appellate Report tries to get inside the heads of the sanctioned lawyers.

The embarrassment must sting as much as the fine.