Thursday, January 5, 2017

Start the year off with ... sanctions & SLAPPs

The MetNews reports C.A. Imposes $15,000 Sanction for Frivolous Appeal“The only rational inference that can be drawn from the record is that Husband filed this appeal solely to delay the effect of the trial court’s order.” The case is In re Marriage of Daisy Parimoo and Asheet Awasthi, A144325.

And the Cal Supremes just issued Barry v. State Bar:
The question presented is whether a court that lacks subject matter jurisdiction over a claim may grant a special motion to strike the claim under section 425.16, and thus may award attorney‟s fees and costs to the defendant. We conclude that the answer to that question is yes, and accordingly reverse the contrary judgment of the Court of Appeal.