Monday, July 24, 2017

Today's sanctions installment

Here's an unpub today from 4/3 in which appellate sanctions of $1275 are imposed against a pro per for "failure to follow the rules of appellate procedure." Which rules? Well, failure to provide any record citations in the facts and procedural posture. (Speaking of record cites, there's one on page 8 of the decision "~(ct 813)~".) Failure to acknowledge the standard of review in presenting a one-sided statement of the evidence is also mentioned. But the court notes that sanctions are particularly appropriate because had appellants taken the time to attempt to cite the record, they might have realized none of the arguments they raise on appeal were preserved below and so furnished no basis for reversal.