Thursday, April 12, 2018

Sanctions watch

Image result for and the horse you rode in onToday's installment of appellate sanctions bingo comes courtesy of 2/2 here, which imposes sanctions for a frivolous appeal jointly on appellant and counsel. Rather than impose the somewhat standard going rate of roughly $5K to respondent plus $5K to the court itself, instead sanctions are awarded in the sum of the respondent's reasonable attorneys' fees incurred in defending the appeal, to be determined by the trial court on remand.
The trial court will exercise its discretion in setting that amount, of course, which could lead to another appeal. But who would have the chutzpah for that? We'll just have to see...