Today's MetNews offers C.A. Treats Statement of Decision as Final Judgment -- Opinion Says Litigant's Delay in Pointing to Absence of an Actual Judgment Creates a Waiver (about Marriage of Paccione, D068665) and Judge Daviann Mitchell Affirmed Four Times in Two Days.
And a couple weeks ago the Appellate Practice Team at Sheppard Mullin (Bob Stumpf, Karin Vogel, and Guylyn Cummins) published the cutely titled Puttin' On The Writs: 10 Tips For Petitioning the Calif. Court of Appeal in Law360. The ten tips are: Know the odds; Know the deadline; Verify the petition; provide a sufficient record; consider seeking a peremptory writ in the first instance; consider enlisting your opponent to support your petition [example: 75 Cal.App.4th 226]; consider seeking a stay; alert court staff your petition is on the way; consider going outside the record to explain why immediate review is so important; and consider seeking a grant and transfer order from the Supremes.
And today's installment in the ever-fascinating world of Appellate Sanctions is here (over $6K against client and counsel).