|An arbital mulligan is not an appeal.|
Today's DJ features GMSR's Alana Rotter in Discovery Sanctions Can Be Tricky Business, about how "When it comes to appeals, 1 plus 1 does not necessarily equal 2," because "an order that imposes one sanction of $2,001 and another sanction of $3,000 is not the same as an order that imposes a sanction of $5,001. Under CCP 904.1(a)(11)-(12), the key to appealability is an order that exceeds $5,000.
On the SCOTUS front, from NLJ see Advocates Beware: Justices Don't Want You Sneaking New Issues Into Your Cases and Judge Posner Slams 'Stupid' Decisions by Chief Justice Roberts, 'Silly' Stances by Scalia.
And Beds' latest column is out, contradicting Shakespeare: Readiness is Not All, about his 200th column for The Recorder! Congrats on a fantastic run. We're looking forward to the next 200.