Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Satisfaction of judgment = waiver of appeal = appellate sanctions

Be A Warning
When does a lawyer cross the line from "zealous advocacy" to "indefensible artifice"? That's the $25,000 question answered in today's appellate sanctions case from 4/1 here.
We next turn to Bay Vista's motion for sanctions. Bay Vista has filed a motion for sanctions, i.e., attorney fees in the amount of $25,000, which it has incurred in defending this appeal. As we discuss above, we determine Gildelatorre waived his right to appeal by executing the acknowledgement of satisfaction of judgment.